One-on-one Meetings

Meet One-on-one with the NIH

Attendees of the 2020 Entrepreneur & Investor Summit can have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from the National Institute of Health to discuss their company and potential sources of investment capital.

Pitch your technology to Lili Portilla, director of strategic alliances, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and learn about funding opportunities available through federal and private programs.


Need to Know

  • Appointments held on February 28, 2020 during the E&I Summit
  • Appointments are 15 minutes in length
  • Free for any company that has registered for the E&I Summit
  • Availability is limited
  • Appointments provided on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Appointments held in a private room at the Cleone Peterson Alumni House
  • Sign-up instructions to be provided after registering for the E&I Summit

We recommend coming prepared with either a 1- or 2-page summary of your proposed project or a Specific Aims page. A sample and instructions for writing Specific Aims is available here.

Lili Portilla

Director, Office of Strategic Alliances, NIH/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, and multi-party alliances and public private partnerships. Since December of 2011, Ms. Portilla has been serving 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.