Wednesday, July 6
10:00-11:00 am

Online
(Zoom link sent out prior to webinar)

FREE Registration

During this webinar, you will learn tips and tricks from an expert on how to best prepare the Project Pitch required by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive an official invite to submit a full SBIR/STTR proposal.

Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski, program director for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR program, will touch on what should be included in each of the four required elements of the pitch:

  1. Technology innovation
  2. Technical objectives and challenges
  3. Market opportunity
  4. Company and team

She’ll also discuss how to submit the completed pitch, what NSF looks for in the pitch, what to avoid and eligibility requirements. 

Bring your questions! You won’t want to miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear directly from Ela!

Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski

SBIR/STTR Program Director, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski is a program director for the SBIR/STTR program at National Science Foundation (NSF) where she manages several technology portfolios, including advanced manufacturing, mobility, semiconductors and photonics. For two decades, Ela engaged with start-ups and small businesses as a founder, executive officer and scientific lead on the development of technologies involving medical devices, photonics for displays, semiconductor electronics, renewable energies, nanomaterials and biotechnologies. She built strong collaborative partnerships across industry, academia and federal labs to commercialize technologies that resulted in sustainable business models. Her current efforts focus on supporting resilience and sustainability in technology. Ela holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado, a B.A. in chemistry from Columbia University and completed a National Research Council post-doctorate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.