Opportunity to Partner with the US Air Force– Deadline to apply is 08 31 2011

Source: Air Force Medical Support Agency

Deadline: August 31, 2011

Awards:  $49,500,000/5 years by awarding 10-20 awards per year with the estimated value of each award being $100K to $1M annually, with total contract values of up to $3M over 3 year periods.

Requirements & Process: Submit 3-page white paper and 1-page quad chart following Air Force template that aligns with research in these five medical modernization areas below. Companies must have active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) prior to submitting an application or proposal and provide DUNS number when submitting. Within 45 days, those selected as meeting Air Force needs will be asked to submit a technical and cost proposal. The awards are expected to be made in the May-July 2012 timeframe.

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2011 AZBIO Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2011 AZBIO Awards. 

(Nominations are open from July 4, 2011 – August 30, 2011)

Join AZBio and the Arizona Biosciences Community in recognising the accomplishment of individuals and companies that represent the best of Arizona bioscience.  Finalists will be announced in September, 2011  and the awards will be announced on the BIG night at the 2011 AZBio Awards on October 13. 2011 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. Click Here for the Nomination Form.

Click here to get all the latest updates on the AZBio Awards and Expo, Check out the agenda, learn about sponsorships and more.

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Want to grow faster? Partner Up

AZBio and the Arizona Technology Council our communities at the 2011 Partnering Conference.

Date:     July 28, 2011
Time:    1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Scottsdale Hilton and Conference Center
6333 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

To register click here.

See what partnering with other companies can do for the growth of your business.

For 2011, the Arizona Technology Council and AZBio are together hosting the Partnering Conference, the signature event known for bringing Arizona’s technology community together to forge great relationships. The Partnering Conference gives your company access to an extraordinary concentration of emerging and established businesses as well as the tools you need to create a successful partnership of your own. Companies will present their partnering opportunities and a high-profile panel of partnering experts will discuss how to expand and innovate through strategic alliances. The Conference will wrap with a cocktail reception and expo, giving participants the chance to network and explore potential partnerships.Continue reading

AdvaMed 2011 Issues Call for Company Presentations

Innovative medical technology companies in all stages of development are eligible to apply to make a 9-minute business development presentation during AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference. The conference will take place in Washington D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, September 26-28, and the deadline to apply to present to strategic partners, venture capital firms and angel investors is July 11.Continue reading

Are you ready for investment?

It’s hard to grow without the right resources.  It takes more than a great idea and passion.  You need the right team, access to partners access marketing and manufacturing resources and so much more and that takes capital.  But accessing the right money is one of the most challenging tasks any entrepreneur will tackle.

Invest Southwest and the Venture Capital Conference in the Rockies (VCIR) are partnering together to form the premier capital conference in the Southwest.  This year’s event connects the region’s most promising startups and emerging growth companies with an audience of hundreds of venture investors, entrepreneurs and service professionals.  Investors and venture capitalists from all over the globe will gather to see the “Best of the Southwest” present their business plans and investment opportunities.  Presenting companies of Invest Southwest have received more than a quarter billion in investment dollars since the inception in 1992 and companies that have presented at VCIR over the past 10 years have collectively generated nearly $5 billion in exit value for their stakeholders.

In November, investors and venture capitalists from across the country will gather at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix to see the “Best of the Southwest” present their business plans and investment opportunities.Continue reading

Deadline for NCI SBIR and STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011

Small Business Innovation ResearchThe National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States, have several funding opportunities available to small businesses and research institutions.  Below are details for the funding opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:

The 2011 Omnibus Solicitation is an investigator-initiated grant funding opportunity that enables small businesses to apply for funding across a wide range of cancer related topic areas. U.S. small businesses with the research capabilities and technological expertise described in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications for the identified topics. The next deadline for receipt of NCI SBIR & STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011.Continue reading

AZ Technology Workforce Survey Needs Your Input

A message from the Arizona Technology Council and its partners

It’s a commonly heard complaint among Arizona high-technology employers: we can’t find enough right-skilled workers to meet our needs.  Yet the state’s educational institutions and training agencies say they produce lots of that talent.

Getting to the bottom of that discrepancy – and really understanding whether there is a gap between demand for and supply of technology workers in Arizona – is the aim behind a comprehensive study that the Arizona Technology Council and its partners have commissioned.Continue reading