June 19-21, 2012
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
TechConnect World is one of the largest multi-sector gathering of technology IP, technology ventures, industrial partners, and investors in the world. The purpose of TechConnect World is to bring together the world’s top technology transfer offices, companies, and investment firms to locate the most promising technologies and early stage companies from across the globe. All technology and venture presentations are pre-vetted by the TechConnect Advisory Committee, which includes more than 40 individuals representing leading universities, companies, and investment firms worldwide. View the current committee.
Attendees include, but are not exclusive to: Mid-to-large size companies (research and business development executives), federal and international government agencies, professional services firms, venture capitalists, university TTOs or TLOs, federal laboratories, start-up companies, and investment banking firms. Last year’s attendees represented companies and organizations from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
TechConnect World presenters include individuals representing universities, university TTOs and TLOs, research institutions, international research organizations, and start-ups (primarily pre-seed, seed, and early stage). Presenters are looking for funding, partnerships, or a combination of both.
The three-day program will include IP and Venture Presentations, Networking Receptions, Marketplace Expo Hall, and Corporate Partnering Presentations, which include executives discussing with attendees their company’s technology and investment areas of interest. Corporations that plan to present their technology needs at the 2012 TechConnect World include: BP, Honda, HP, Medtronic, Merck, Panasonic, Sanyo, and many more.
The conference and exposition will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco off Interstate I-101 at Great America Parkway.
TechConnect is a global technology outreach organization, dedicated to locating the world’s most promising IP and start-up companies across all industries and technology focus areas. TechConnect is founded upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage venture companies.
With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience through publications, events, and outreach activities.