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TechConnect National & Global Innovation Awards

TechConnect is proud to announce the annual TechConnect Innovation Awards. The TechConnect Innovation Awards identify the top 15% of submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. Innovation rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector. Innovations are submitted from global academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories.

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National Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect National Innovation Award. The commercialization actions and success of these National Innovation Awardees will be tracked and reported back to their primary funding agency to encourage continued funding program support and to assist in accelerating the commercialization of American innovation.

Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that do not have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect Global Innovation Award.. The commercialization actions and success of these Global Innovation Awardees will be tracked in order to assist in accelerating their international exposure to potential commercialization partners.


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TechConnect 2016 National & Global Innovation Awardees

Acoustic MedSystems, Inc.TheraVision
Adesso Advanced MaterialsRecyclable Thermoset Polymers for Sustainable Composites
Agienic IncAntimicrobial technology
Agile SciencesOvercoming antibiotic resistance through a novel mechanism of action
Aliwings, Inc.A revolutionary dynamic orthotic system for footwear
American Univeristy in CairoHerbal-bioplastic nanofibers for wound dressing
Aquidas, Inc.A Safe, Sustainable, and Inexpensive Water Purification System
Argonne National LaboratoryGraphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity
Ariel University R&D Co., Ltd.Novel Purification Method for Membrane Proteins
Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU)Bi-Layer Multifunctional Coating for the Prevention of Icing
Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU)New Class of Inorganic Plastic Crystal Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Battery
Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU)Soil Strengthening and Cementation
ARL Designs LLCAnchored Immersion Microplate Lids for 3D Cell Culture
Brookhaven National LaboratoryFast Superconducting Re-closer for Medium Voltage Grid Applications
CEA TechPrinted Organic Sensors, using polymer inks with piezoelectric, pyroelectric or electrostrictive properties, on Large Area Flexible Surfaces (320mm x 380mm )
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research - Ohio UniversityMulti-functional Coal-Derived Graphene Films
Citrine InformaticsMachine Learning for Non-Destructive Evaluation in Manufacturing Environments
Clemson UniversityMarine anti-fouling peptide
Columbia UniversityEvaporation-driven generators
Condalign ASAnisotropic polymer composites made by electric field guided self-assembly
Connora Technologies Inc.Connora: Materials Reimagined - Reversible and Removable Plastics for Next Generation Composites
Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc.NMX ™Absorbents for Removing Toxic Metals from Water
DOE-NETLCompact Laser Spectroscopy for Downhole Applications
DotznanoGraphene Quantum Dots Based on Coal Sources
DropWise Technologies Corp.Advanced vapor-coating technologies
EnerBee SASEnergy Harvesting Technology
Entvantage Diagnostics, IncA Point-of-care Rapid Diagnsotic test for Bacterial SInusitis
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)Synchrotron X-rays for advanced materials characterisation
Exos Aerospace Systems & TechnologiesSuborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles (SRLV)
Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryCompact SRF Accelerator
FlexeGRAPH (ANU)Graphene and 2D materials production and applications
Fluid-Screen, IncBacterial detection in real time
framergy, IncLow cost platinum replacement materials to unlock fuel cells
FullScaleNANO, Inc.NanoMet: Automated Dimensional Analysis of Nanomaterials
GIANTMiniaturized Gas Chromatography (GC) for ubiquitous applications
H Quest Vanguard, IncWave Liquefaction™: clean conversion of coal/biomass to fuels, chemicals and advanced carbon materials
Idaho National LaboratoryReclamation of Critical and Value Materials from Electronics using an Electrorecycling Process.
INFINGENTNano-structured silica: A powerful flame retardant chemical
Insplorion ABBattery Sensor for Charge and Health Monitoring
Iowa State UniversityBiorenewable Production Pathway for Nylon and PET
Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER) (Government funded Institute)CO2 Capture Technology using KIERSOLTM
Korea Institute of Industrial TechnologyVision-Based Multimodal Tactile Sensor Module (VMTSM)
Kyungpook National University Research FoundationWater-dispersible graphene
Lehigh UniversityA new antenna-feedback scheme to achieve emission in a narrow beam from metal-cavity semiconductor lasers
Lehigh UniversityA Prototype Design of Medical Oxygen Concentrator Using a Novel Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process
Lehigh UniversityDesign and Scalable Biosynthesis of Acid-Tolerant Enzymes as Broad-Spectrum, Biocompatible Disinfectants
Louisiana State University Agricultural CenterComposites Made From Sugarcane By-products
Management Sciences, Inc.Embeddable Programmable Instrumentation Circuits (EPIC)
MTRL Inc.Long-term Hydrophobic Coating for Glass (Architectural, Automotive, Exterior, Interior)
NANO3D SYSTEMS LLCeLOCOS metallization technology for advanced 3D microsystems
Nanoceramics Inc.Iron Boron Nitride Nanoceramic For Electronic Components
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC)Robust Modal Filtering for Real-Time Control and Performance Optimization of Flexible Aircraft and Other Structures
National University of SingaporeFlexible microneedle skin patch integrated with Triboelectric volume sensor and energy harvester
National University of SingaporeRecyclable Cellulose Aerogels
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryLow-cost amorphous polymer nanocomposite with extraordinary performance
OnTo Technology LLCBattery Development with Reclaimed Material
Opus 12, Inc.An electrochemical device to convert CO2 into chemicals and fuels
Oregon State University, School of Nuclear Science and EngineeringA low-altitude UAS-based autonomous radiological search and identification system
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryOrganic Aqueous Redox Flow Battery for Grid Storage (OARFB)
Penn State Materials Research InstituteTransparent Metal Films for Smartphone, Tablet and TV Displays
Polaris Laboratories, LLCPrototyping of Advanced Materials for Next Generation Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
PolyDrop, LLCAnti-Corrosion Paint/Primer Additive Based on Conjugated Polymer Nano-Dispersions
Precision Polyolefins LLCnPAO Synthetic Lubricant Base Stock
RFPi, LLCiCertainty™ Platform Technology
Sandia National LaboratoriesHydrocarbon Membranes for Energy and Water Electrochemical Systems
SIMUNE ATOMISTICS S.L.Innovative services for materials design
SoIL DiagnosticsFertiSaver
Solip Tech Co., Ltd.Flexible Hard Coating (Flex9H®)
StellarraySmart X-ray Sources
Sungkyunkwan University Research & Business FoundationHigh-power triboelectric power generator
The Australian National UniversityOne Step Synthesis of Coatings for Titanium Implants
ToleRaM NanotechTargeted Rapamycin Micelle (TRaM) as a Therapeutic in Solid Organ Transplant
UCF Office of Research & CommercializationMagnesium Based Metal Composite
UCF Office of Research & CommercializationMechanochemical Synthesis and Applications of Borides and Diborides
UltraTech International Inc's Advanced Technology GroupThe "Holy Grail" of Coatings
UltraTech International Inc.'s Advanced Technology GroupDrisrutive, New Odor Removal Technology
UnivalorLow cost high durability tunable superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic surface treatment
UnivalorUltra-fast graphene growth by CVD
University of California, Santa BarbaraBio-Inspired Hydraulic Actuator to Stabilize Buildings in Natural Disasters
University of California, Santa BarbaraHighly Accurate Occupancy Estimation Using Only Wi-Fi Power Measurements
University of Massachusetts LowellA Portable Heavy Metal Detector
University of MinnesotaIsosorbide–based Polymers
University of MinnesotaLi-ion battery cathode – higher energy density/charge capacity
University of MinnesotaPurification of Thin Film Solar Cell Absorber Materials
University of OregonOrganic materials as fluorescent probes, parylene process monomers, and novel chemical structures
University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterHuman-derived hemoglobin oxygen carrier
University of Waterloo - WatCoA Vehicle 2 Vehicle Communication system for Smart Transpotations
Uppsala UniversityCo-administration of nanowired Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone and cerebrolysin enhances neuroprotection in concussive head injury following sleep deprivation
VORAGO TechnologiesHARDSIL process and high temperature
WyoCompAdvanced polymer nano-composites using thermal mechanically treated biofillers
Wyss Institute at HarvardNovel Membranes: Liquid-based gating mechanism with tunable multiphase selectivity and antifouling behavior
Yeungnam University Office of Research Cooperantion FoundationManufacturing Methods for Highly Transparent Polycrystalline Aluminum Oxynitride Ceramics

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