A cornerstone of the HHS’s congressionally mandated outreach efforts, this three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to educate attendees about the America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these commercialization dollars. With over $920 million dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.
The HHS’s SBIR/STTR programs allow US-owned small businesses to forge academic partnerships and build productive businesses. With this funding, the partners can engage in research and development that has a strong potential to deliver products and services, including medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to improve the health of Americans.
The NIH SBIR/STTR programs congressionally require eligible governmental agencies to set aside a percentage of their extramural budget so that domestic small businesses can engage in R&D that has a strong potential for technology commercialization. We have a commitment to:
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|Tuesday, November 7, 2017|
|7:00am – 8:00am||Continental Breakfast & Networking|
|8:00am – 8:30am||Welcome Remarks|
|8:35am – 9:25am||HHS Keynote Speaker Dr. Walter Koroshetz, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke|
|9:30am – 10:15am||HHS Overview & Update|
|10:20am – 11:35am||Getting from Submission to Review & Review Process|
|11:40am – 12:50pm||Lunch: Les Hollie, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations within HHS, Office of Inspector General (OIG)|
|1:00pm – 4:50pm||Breakout sessions
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Networking Reception|
|Wednesday, November 8, 2017|
|7:00am – 8:00am||Continental Breakfast: Dynamic Women Leaders|
|8:00am – 11:50am||Breakout sessions
|12:00pm – 12:50pm||Lunch: Wisconsin SBIR Success Story & Former Wisconsin Governor & 19th HHS Secretary, Tommy Thompson|
|1:00pm – 5:00pm||Breakout sessions
|5:30pm – 8:00pm||Healthcare Innovation Pitch Event|
|Thursday, November 9, 2017|
|7:00am – 8:00am||Continental Breakfast: What Technology Means to the Healthcare Industry in Wisconsin & Beyond|
|8:00am – 11:50am||Breakout sessions
|12:00pm – 12:50pm||Lunch: Mock Peer Review Study Section|
|2:00pm – 5:00pm||Breakout sessions
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The HHS SBIR/STTR Conference Happens During Milwaukee Startup Week
Milwaukee Startup Week presented by Northwestern Mutual, November 6th – 12th, 2017 will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, major companies together to build momentum and celebrate entrepreneurship in Southeastern Wisconsin. 30+ events will be hosted by a group of 25+ Community Partners key themes of Milwaukee Startup Week include: corporate innovation, venture capital investment, free workshops for entrepreneurs, connecting college and high school students interested in entrepreneurship with local resources and more! To view the Milwaukee Startup Week event calendar, click here. Milwaukee Startup Week is run by Startup Milwaukee and is part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative.
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
The HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is being held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. To book a room at the Hilton, click here
Per Diem room rates are available for eligible government employees. Please click here to reserve your room. Your valid government identification must be presented at check-in.
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center offers guests and visitors convenient, covered parking attached to the hotel.
Daily self-parking is $25 per day.
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (approximately 8 miles from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center).
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located in Chicago, Illinois (approximately 80 miles from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center)
The Amtrak Hiawatha Intermodal Station is located approximately ½ mile from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Route information can be found here.
Taxi Service – Taxi fare from General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee to downtown hotels in approximately $25 each way.
BidRide – Conference attendees can use coupon code SBIR20, good for $5 off on 4 rides. Credit is valid Nov 5 – Nov 11 in Milwaukee. www.bidride.com.
Shuttle Service – Shuttle operators provide door-to-door airport service to hotels 24 hours/day. Visit goriteway.com for more information.
Ride Sharing Services – Uber & Lyft are available for transportation from and to General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee.
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Videotaping: During this event, we may capture video of the presentation and a selection of interactions between the audience and speaker. The video may be posted on various web resources, in presentations, or other educational opportunities that will solely be used for the aims of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Community Engagement.
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