Are you an entrepreneur launching a biotech or healthcare technology business and finding the funding landscape to be complex? Learn about programs and resources from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), including its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.   

Register today to join NCATS, Vermont BioSciences Alliance, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine I-Trep program and DRIVEN Accelerator Hub on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ETiTREP logo


Holiday Bio and Tech Beer December 5th!

by VBSA-admin on November 12, 2018

The final Bio & Tech Beer of 2018 will be on December 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Queen City Brewery! Please Register here.

Come to one of Burlington’s coolest breweries and enjoy networking with others in the biotech field while enjoying craft beer and pizza! Whether you’re new to the Vermont biosciences community or want to catch up with old acquaintances, we look forward to welcoming you. 



Introducing the DRIVEN Accelerator Hub

by VBSA-admin on November 1, 2018

Don’t miss the I-Trep/SPARK-VT webinar on November 12th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm introducing the northeast’s new biomedical Accelerator Hub, DRIVEN.

Please register at: or you can get in touch with the DRIVEN team at

Four new NIH grants, including one in the northeast region, will support the creation of Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs to serve Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states. The goal of the hubs is to connect biomedical researchers and entrepreneurs with resources in their regions to facilitate the creation of new biotech start-ups. The northeast regional hub will serve Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. You can read the NIH press release here:

For more information about DRIVEN please see the newsletter feature article.

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