TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2017

TechConnect World 2017 — Full Program — All Sessions

Sunday May 14

9:00Sunday - Industry Impact Workshops
5:00TechConnect Welcome & Workshop Mixer (no host), Belvedere Lobby Bar

Monday May 15

7:00Registration
8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference & National Innovation Summit - Keynotes
9:20Keynote Panel: Innovating in Innovation Prospecting
9:00Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Workshop
9:00Phase II SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation - Workshop
9:00SBIR Cost Accounting - Workshop
10:10Coffee Break
10:30Photonics Devices & Systems
10:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
10:30Lab-on-Chip
10:30Metallic Additive Manufacturing
10:30Nanomaterials EHS: Exposure
10:30Cancer Nanotechnology
10:30Graphene & 2D-Materials: Keynotes
10:30Polymers & Composites
10:30Materials for Personal/Home Care & Cosmetics
10:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
10:30Energy Storage Keynotes
10:30MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications
10:30Materials for Sustainable Building I
10:30NanoFabrication & Nanomanufacturing
10:30Automotive Innovation Spotlights: Magna, Cummins
10:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Corning, Praxair
12:00Expo Hall: Ice Cream & Coffee Social (lunch not provided)
1:30Biomed Innovation Spotlights: Medtronic, GE Healthcare
1:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Sherwin Williams, Owens Corning
3:00Materials & Personal Care Innovation Spotlights: L'Oreal, Church & Dwight
3:00Energy Innovation Spotlights: Shell, Ingersoll Rand
1:30Sensor Keynotes
1:30Water Technologies
1:30Photonics Materials Innovation
1:30Innovations in Carbon Capture & Utilization
1:30Micro & Nano Fluidics
1:30Innovations in Additive Manufacturing
1:30Nanomaterials Risk Assessment & Toxicological Screening
1:30Diagnostics & Bioimaging
1:30Graphene Synthesis & Applications
1:30Nanoparticle Characterization
1:30Cellulose Innovation & Commercialization Panel Discussion
1:30Energy Storage Materials
1:30MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications II
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building II
1:30Advanced Engineering Materials
1:30Hydrophobicity, Wetting & Coating Materials
4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00Federal Agency Booths & Pavillion - ALL Attendees Encouraged to Join

Tuesday May 16

8:15Joint SBIR/STTR-TechConnect World Keynotes
9:15Fireside Chat: Furthering the Role of Women as Leaders in High Tech
8:30Student Leaders Conference Panel Discussion
10:00Coffee Break
10:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
10:30SBIR 101: The Basics
10:30Leaving the SBIR Nest- How to Leverage SBIR Funding
11:40R&D for a Public Purpose - The Granting Agencies
11:40Engaging Innovation Ecosystems
10:30Photonics Sensors
10:30Industrial Waste Water Treatment
10:30Micro & Bio Fluidics
10:30Bioprinting
10:30EHS Implementation and Regulation
10:30Nanoparticles for Imaging & Diagnostics
10:30Carbon Nanostructure Enabled Applications
10:30Building Integrated Solar
10:30Nanoparticle Drug Delivery and Nucleic Acids
10:30Energy Storage Innovations
10:30Materials Informatics & Design Innovation
10:30Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation
10:30Anti-adhesion & Surface Applications
10:30Food Materials & Innovations I
10:30Electronics Innovation Spotlights: Panasonic, LG, Energizer
10:30Aerospace/Defense Innovation Spotlights: Aerojet, Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin
12:00Expo Hall: Ice Cream & Coffee Social (lunch not provided)
1:20SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
1:25Show Me the Money - The Contracting Agencies
1:25Accepting Government Funding - Setting up an Auditing System, Accounting, & Avoiding Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
2:15Innovating in Education Technology - Opportunities and Priorities Across SBIR Agencies
2:15Patenting High Tech: Domestic & Global
3:05Prime Time - Partnering with DoD Contractors
3:05Seed Funding Health Technologies
3:50Phase 3 Opportunities in the DoD 
3:50Recent Winners - If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now
1:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Henkel, SABIC
1:30Federal & Venture Investments: SOCOM, Saint Gobain
1:30EPA P3 Spotlight: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovative Thinkers
3:00Materials Innovation Spotlights: Eastman, Huntsman
3:00DOE Lab Innovations for Industry: Spotlight Session
1:30Chemical & Physical Sensors
1:30Membranes for Water Treatment
1:30Microfluidic Cell & Particle Manipulation
1:302-D Materials Synthesis & Applications
1:30Composite Materials
1:30Characterizing Materials In Situ
1:30Solar Technologies & Materials
1:30Imaging & Drug Delivery, Theranostics
1:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis
1:30Energy Storage Implementation & Panel Discussion
1:30Safety & Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced Manufacturing: Panel Discussion
1:30Biomaterials
1:30Food Materials & Innovations II
1:30Materials for Flexible Electronics
3:00Student Investigators & Entrepreneurs
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I
Water Technologies: Posters
Photonics Devices & Systems: Posters
Micro & Bio Fluidics: Posters
3D Printing: Posters
Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials: Posters
Cancer Nanotechnology: Posters
Diagnostics & Bioimaging: Posters
Graphene & 2D-Materials: Posters
Sustainability Innovations: Posters
Solar Technologies & Materials: Posters
Energy Storage: Posters
MEMS & NEMS: Posters
Informatics, Modeling & Simulation: Posters
NanoFabrication & Nanomanufacturing: Posters
Biomaterials: Posters

Wednesday May 17

8:30SBIR/STTR Agency One-on-One Meetings
9:30SBIR/STTR Agency Tabletop Displays
9:00Agency Briefings: Department of Defense (DOD)
9:00Making the Sales Pitch - Insight & Best Practices Around Pitching Your Business Plan
9:50Agency Briefings: Health and Human Services (HHS)
10:00Encouraging Innovation: Raising Awareness of SBIR/STTR on University Campuses
10:40Agency Briefings: National Science Foundation (NSF)
11:00Agency Briefings: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
11:00When & How to go Global with Your High Tech Startup
11:20Agency Briefings: Department of Energy (DOE)
11:40Agency Briefings: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
8:30Biosensors I
8:30Flexible Electronics Manufacturing
8:30Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells
8:30CNT-Based Devices I
8:30Characterizing Materials using AFM I
8:30The Future of Drug & Gene Delivery: Panel Discussion
8:30Advanced Manufacturing Catalysis I
8:30Corrosion Resistant Coatings
8:30Biotech Innovation Spotlights: Baxter, DOD Medical
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Biosensors II
10:30Biofuels
10:30Printed Electronics Innovations & Applications
10:30Fuel Cell Applications for Grid Modernization
10:30Sustainable Composites Innovation
10:30CNT-Based Devices II
10:30Characterizing Materials using AFM II
10:30Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications I
10:30Intracellular & Organelle Delivery
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Catalysis II
10:30Materials for Oil & Gas I
10:30USDA Special Session: Nanobiomaterials in Food & Agriculture
10:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Evonik, Michelman
1:30IoT/Cyber/Grid Innovation Spotlights: DharmaGrowth
1:30USDA Special Session: Nano-biosensors & Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food & Diagnostics
1:30Bioproducts
1:30Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication
1:30Catalysts for Fuel Cells
1:30Nanoelectronic Devices
1:30Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications II
1:30Peptides, Proteins, & Viral-assisted Drug Delivery
1:30Materials for Oil & Gas II
12:45Agency Briefings: Department of Commerce
12:45SBIR: A Driver of Innovation, Jobs, and American Competitiveness
1:00Agency Briefings: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1:15Agency Briefings: Department of Transportation
1:30Agency Briefings: Department of Education
1:45Agency Briefings: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2:05Access to Capital & Surviving the Proverbial “Valley of Death"
4:30Student Perspectives on the Future Impact of Emerging Technologies
3:30TechConnect Innovation Leaders Networking Reception - Poster Session II
Sensors - Chemical, Physical & Bio: Posters
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen: Posters
Graphene & 2D-Materials: Posters
Composite Materials: Posters
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices: Posters
Advanced, Printed & Flexible Electronics: Posters
Materials Characterization: Posters
Nanoparticles: Posters
Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery: Posters
Nanomaterials for Catalysis: Posters
Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation
Materials for Oil & Gas: Posters
Advanced Manufacturing Innovations: Posters
Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes: Posters
Advanced Engineering Materials: Posters

Platinum Sponsors
Korusip
KIAT
Lockheed Martin
NSTXL

Silver Sponsors
Fujifilm
TechOpp
Park Systems
Penn State
tekna

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Aerojet
Arkema
Baxter
Boeing
Church & Dwight
Corning
Cummins
Eastman Chemical
Energizer Holdings Inc.
Evonik
Henkel
Huntsman
Ingersoll_Rand
LG
Lockheed Martin
LOreal
Magna
Medtronic
Michelman
Owens Corning
Panasonic
Praxair
Sabic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Shell
Sherwin Williams
UTC

Technology Development Partners
 
AirForce Technology Transfer
Argonne
Business Sweden
ceatech
Fermilab
GLEAMM
Idaho National Laboratory
Innovate Hawaii
InvestInSkane
Iowa State University
Jefferson Lab
Kansas City National Security Campus
korusip
KYUNGPOOK National University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
NASA
NETL
NREL
New Jersey Innovation Institute
University of Buffalo NYSCEMI
OakRidgeNatLab
PolyU
PPPL
Sandia National Laboratories
SungKyunKwan University
Texas Tech Research Commercialization
UCI
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
UCLA Technology Development Group
UCSB
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
ACCT
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
AOCS
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
AURP
AUTM
BILAT USA 4.0
Coatings
Diplomacy Matters
European Commission
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Explore Nano
FCHEA
FLC
Graphene Council
Graphene Entrepreneur
INNO
InterNano
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
LES
NVCA
NCURA
NECEC
SBIR
SBDC
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
UIDP

TechConnect World 2017

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