NSBRI Industry Forum Space Medicine and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP)
The NSBRI Industry Forum was established by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), a NASA-funded non-profit research organization, to accelerate the development and commercialization of products to enhance health care in space and on Earth.
In 2011, the NSBRI Industry Forum launched a successful gap-funding program called the Space Medicine and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP). The goal of the program is to provide a stepping stone for small U.S. companies engaged in the development and commercialization of products that can safeguard the health of humans living and working in space as well as fulfill an unmet medical need on Earth.
To date, four companies have received awards and have benefited from non-dilutive funding and the collaborative opportunities offered through the integrated NSBRI Science and Technology Program.
In June 2013, the NSBRI Industry Forum is expanding the SMARTCAP program with the addition of SMARTCAP-Accel. Through the SMARTCAP-Accel program, the NSBRI Industry Forum will non-exclusively partner with accelerators nationwide that are focused on biotechnology, health, or Health-IT solutions to identify candidates for SMARTCAP grants.
Please contact the NSBRI Industry Forum by email or by phone at 713-798-7412 with any questions.