NCI Small Business Innovation Research Workshop

The National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center provides funding, networking, and mentoring assistance to small businesses with innovative cancer technology projects.

On July 18, NCI SBIR Program Directors Jonathan Franca-Koh and Jian Lou will be presenting funding opportunities and other commercialization resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Duke community. This presentation is appropriate for both established small businesses and researchers interested in translating technologies to patients and/or marketplace.

The presentation will cover topics including:

  • New and current funding opportunities
  • Investor and training programs (ex. I-Corps at NIH entrepreneurship program)
  • Application tips and suggestions

Following the presentation, interested applicants will have a chance to meet one-on-one with Dr. Franca-Koh or Dr. Lou to discuss their cancer technology project and funding eligibility. If you would like to be considered for a one-on-one meeting, please contact Debra Fincham ( by Monday, July 15 with a one-page summary of your company and technology.



10:00 AM Presentation
10:45 AM Q&A
11:30 AM One-on-one Meetings (~20 minutes each)


RSVP required. Contact Debra Fincham at by Monday, July 15 to register for the workshop and schedule a one-on-one meeting.


Fitzpatrick Bldg
Schiciano A 1464
101 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27705