WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect is proud to announce the 2013 winners of the National Innovation Awards, an annual awards program focused on identifying top early-stage technologies through an industry-based vetting system of TechConnect corporate and investment partners. All National Innovation Awardees will be presenting their technologies at the National Innovation Summit at the Gaylord National Convention Center, just outside of Washington D.C., May 12-16, 2013. Innovations are submitted from academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories.
Awards are given based on the potential positive impact the technology will have on a specific industry sector. The commercialization actions and success of these Innovation Awardees will be tracked by TechConnect to encourage continued funding program support and to assist in accelerating the commercialization of American innovation.
TechConnect is jointly hosting three world-class innovation to commercialization events during the week of May 12-16 at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, including the National SBIR Conference (May 14-16), the National Innovation Summit & Showcase and the 16th annual TechConnect World. By co-locating these three programs, TechConnect is delivering the entire innovation ecosystem under one roof, providing attendees access to highly vetted emerging innovations from research labs and start-ups, hundreds of corporate and investment partners, to over fifty federal funding agencies and programs. The joint conference programs include Innovation Spotlight Pitches, Strategic Corporate Partnering Presentations, and Corporate & Agency One-on-One Meetings.
All Innovation Award winners will exhibit their vetted technologies during the National Innovation Summit. The National Innovation Showcase Hall May 14 and 15 features:
- More than 200 pre-vetted innovations from around the world
- Over 50 Federal Funding Agencies & Components participating in one-on-one and on-site partnering programs.
- Multinational Corporate Partners, including BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, Boeing, Capewell, Ingersoll Rand, MeadWestvaco, Momentive, SABIC, Shell, SK Innovation, and more!
"On behalf of the TechConnect community, we congratulate the winners of the National Innovation Awards," notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. "The annual National Innovation Awards honor the most promising innovations across multiple industrial sectors, and we are pleased to have them all join us next week at the world's largest technology-to-marketplace event."
To view the complete list of TechConnect National Innovation Award Winners, visit: http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2013/participate/innovation/innovation_awards.html.
For more information, visit: http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/.
About TechConnect (www.techconnect.org):
TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising technologies to the world's top corporate, investment, and government professionals. TechConnect is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Danville, California.
About the National Innovation Summit & Showcase:
TechConnect presents the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, the nation's top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs. All showcasing innovations are vetted by our industry and investment review Committees, and all will participate the TechConnect Corporate Acceleration and Matchmaking Programs with our participating Corporate and Investment Partners.
Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect