The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster
For COVID-19 small business resources, go to www.americassbdc.org/disaster


TCC Events

Encountering Innovation 2018

Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12 Overland Park, KS (Kansas City Metro Area)


CAP Information Session Webinar in 2 days!

If you are an active SBIR/STTR Phase II Awardee interested in applying for acceptance into the 2018-2019 NIH CAP cohort, please register for the Information Session Webinar which will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Rohit Shukla, CEO of Larta Institute, and JP Kim, SBIR-STTR Program Manager at NIH, will host the webinar, review and discuss the program, and answer questions from potential applicants.

The Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) is designed to assist HHS SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees in evaluating their commercialization options based on their specific technologies (including the need and prospect for investment, strategic partnerships, or licensing), and help them develop a solid market-entry plan covering an 18-month period.

CAP is customized to meet the needs of participating companies in three distinct tracks:
The Commercialization Transition Track (CTT) for emerging companies
The Advanced Commercialization Track (ACT)
The Regulatory/Reimbursement Training Track (RTT) for “seasoned” companies.

For this 2018-2019 cohort year, NIH CAP is also working on piloting a new feature, namely “FDA Day.” The NIH has long worked collaboratively with its sibling HHS Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on many programs and projects. Recognizing that certain small businesses will need to work with the FDA for federal approval(s) prior to their product being commercialized on the market, “FDA Day” is planned to be held on March 19, 2018 and intended to be an opportunity for selected CAP participant companies of the 2018-2019 cohort to have meetings with FDA officials to learn more about FDA approval processes, reviews, and requirements as these relate to the small business’ technology/product.

There are eighty (80) available slots that will be distributed throughout these tracks.

The 2018-2019 CAP application deadline is August 16, 2018 at 5PM EDT.

Don’t forget to:
Register for the Information Session Webinar
Find detailed program information and application instructions on the NIH SBIR/STTR CAP website.
Read NOT-OD-18-213 for details.

Please direct all inquiries to:

J.P. Kim, J.D., M.B.A., M.P.P., M.Sc., M.A.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Telephone: 301-435-0189
Email: sbir@od.nih.gov

UTSA I-Corps Lunch & Learn (UTSA Ventures Only)

August 29, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • UTSA Main Campus BSE 2.102

UTSA AI and Analytics Luncheon

Friday, August 24, 2018 • 11:00 AM—1:00 PM • UTSA Main Campus, JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)



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