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Webinar: NCATS SBIR & STTR Support for Biotech Entrepreneurs/Researchers
May 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Attend this free webinar and learn about funding and resources for researchers and entrepreneurs focused on advancing translational research and technologies to improve disease prevention, detection and treatment. Presenter, Lili Portilla, Director of the NCATS Office Strategic Alliances, will cover:
- An overview of the NCATS SBIR/STTR program,
- Key NCATS focus areas to advance clinical research and translational sciences,
- How to know if your proposal is a good fit for NCATS,
- Upcoming opportunities and deadlines,
- Tips for successful application, and
- Other NCATS small business resources.
Presenter: Lili Portilla, Director of the Office Strategic Alliances, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Ms. Portilla has worked in the area of strategic alliances and technology transfer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), since 1989. She has extensive expertise in negotiating and developing collaboration and commercialization strategies for complex, multi-party alliances and public private partnerships. Since December 2011, Ms. Portilla has served as the Director of the Office of Strategic Alliances at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the NIH. NCATS focuses on the transformation of the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. She directs the Center’s partnership, strategic alliance, and technology transfer functions as well as the Program Director for the NCATS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research grant and contract program.