Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 14, 2017


Spotlight Innovation Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






98 0518266

(State or other jurisdiction
of Incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


11147 Aurora Avenue

Aurora Business Park, Building 3

Urbandale, Iowa



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (515) 274 9087


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


On August 14, 2017, Spotlight Innovation Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement (the “Agreement”) with The Trustees of Indiana University (“IU”) to support research directed by IU professor Dr. Elliot Androphy aimed at developing safe and effective drugs to treat patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Dr. Androphy is a member of the Company’s scientific advisory board.


The Company will provide to IU an aggregate of $75,000 in funding support for the research project. The Company shall sponsor IU’s research project for a period of one (1) year, unless sooner terminated by either party upon forty-five days advance written notice pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Dated: August 14, 2017 By: /s/ John William Pim



John William Pim  
    Chief Financial Officer