TechConnect Announces the National Innovation Showcase Participants

National Innovation Summit and National SBIR Conference, Washington, D.C., accelerating the commercialization of American innovation featuring hundreds of technologies, start-ups, labs and federal agencies.

Apr 23, 2013, 11:00 ET from TechConnect

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Innovation Summit & Showcase (NISS) will take place May 12-16, 2013 in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, D.C.  Organized by TechConnect and 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.

TechConnect is jointly hosting three world-class innovation to commercialization events during the week of May 12-16 in Washington DC, including the National SBIR Conference, 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, Corporate and Agency One-on-One Matchmaking, and a showcase-exhibit hall filled with innovations, innovators, funding agencies and multi-national corporations.

The National Innovation Showcase Hall May 14 and 15 will feature:

  • 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!

"This is the world's largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization," notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect.  "Even in times of troubled budgets, American innovation keeps rolling forward.  The National Innovation Summit's combination of innovators, federal agencies and corporate partners makes this the key gathering of our Nation's innovation community and should not be missed."

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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.

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Jennifer Rocha , TechConnect

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