This session is designed for early stage companies that have developed a proof of concept or prototype around a health security use case and are looking to work with BARDA to help advance existing R&D and/or product development. The Division of Research Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) is the innovation division within BARDA and works with early-stage companies that have breakthrough devices and technologies in the health security space. The Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) is a contracting mechanism that allows BARDA DRIVe to partner with early-stage product developers on smaller R&D projects. The EZ-BAA provides up to $749K in non-dilutive funds for the use of product development.. During this event you will learn about how to best engage with BARDA as an early stage company. We will review the EZ BAA process and recieve advice from BARDA evaluators on how to submit a complete EZ BAA application. Come learn best practices for EZ-BAA funding opportunities and hear from past EZ-BAA awardees.