The National Innovation Summit and Showcase jointly announces its call-for-innovations with TechConnect World 2013 in Washington D.C. TechConnect and the National Innovation Summit will come together next year in the nation's capital to accelerate the commercialization of American innovation.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect World, the world's largest annual innovation conference and marketplace for innovators, technology business developers, and investors, will be co-located in 2013 with the National Innovation Summit and Showcase (NISS), May 12-16 in Washington, D.C.

In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase delivers the world's largest showcase of the Nation's top innovations supported through federal funding programs. "Through our partnerships with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, we feature the nation's top innovations ready for commercialization, such as licensing, investment or corporate co-development," notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect.

All showcasing innovations are "industry vetted" by the TechConnect Advisory Committee, and qualified technologies participating in the TechConnect Accelerator program, matching innovations with leading investment and corporate partners.

"The National Innovation Summit is specifically designed to allow for 'industry' to pick winning technologies from an incredible pool of federally funded emerging technologies," notes Dr. Laudon. "Simply put, we partner with leading corporations, investors, and federal agencies to accelerate the commercialization of American innovation."

The National Innovation Summit and Showcase is inviting the participation of key agencies to showcase federal initiatives and their top commercially viable technologies.  Participation is open to global innovations; however, federally funded innovations will be tracked by TechConnect to quantify commercialization successes from the matchmaking program with investment and corporate partners.

To submit your Innovation for showcase consideration, visit:  
http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/showcase/

To learn more about the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, visit:  
http://www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/

To learn more about TechConnect World 2013, visit:
http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2013/

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 NISS (http://www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/)
In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, hosted at the TechConnect World Conference, May 12-16, 2013 in Washington DC, will deliver the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization.  There is no comparable gathering of innovation opportunities and influencers.  Invited US agencies include: DOC, DHS, DOD, DARPA, DMEA, DTRA, Army, Navy, Air Force, DOE, DOT, NASA, NIH, NIST, NSF, USDA, NNCO, NRO, SBA & all SBIR offices. 

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Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect
774-249-8514

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