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Acquiring Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) New Health Technology Development Funding


       As the U.S. $3 trillion dollars healthcare system moves rapidly towards reducing operational costs, increasing productivity and improving patient outcomes, the demand for novel technologies grows.  The system, in fact, is counting on health technology entrepreneurs to help meet the demand. In response, entrepreneurs obtain Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) seed grants to produce original, marketable technology solutions, e.g., mHealth devices, patient portals, robotics, wearable sensors, telehealth/telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, etc. that stratify the system’s needs.


      Six participating federal agencies, throughout the year, issue SBIR request for proposals (RFPs) for the development of unique healthcare or medical technologies.  Each agency uses a competitive proposal and submission process to award seed grants. The agencies, more importantly, expect entrepreneurs to submit funding proposals that demonstrate how they intend to develop a creative solution that solves an identified healthcare problem.


     This publication presents information on winning SBIR health technology development grants from six participating federal agencies. Specifically, it includes the following:


  • Overviews health technologies in healthcare 
  • Provides a brief description of the SBIR program
  • Profiles and discusses the funding priorities of each agency
  • Details the five items needed to prepare successful proposals
  • Illustrates the SBIR new health technology development funding process
  • Presents samples of funded health technology projects from each agency
  • Explains the construction of a permanent proposal development infrastructure, which allows entrepreneurs to save time, resources and money when responding to agency issued released request for proposals


     The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are the six participating federal agencies.



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Acquiring Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
New Health Technology Development Funding.