OELS 2020
TechConnect World SBIR/STTR AI TechConnect Nanotech 2020

Defining Requirements, Addressing Gaps, Creating Opportunities


TechConnect, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy Operational Energy Office and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are proud to co-develop the 2020 Operational Energy and Logistics Summit, taking place 29-30 June, 2020 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. The OE&L Summit is co-located with the annual TechConnect World and Spring SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit, one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the U.S.

Join us as we advance operational energy and logistics capabilities and strengthen partnerships between military, academia, industry, federal agencies and labs to support the DoD's energy needs as outlined by the National Defense Strategy and Department of Defense Operational Energy Strategy 2016.

2020 Speakers Include:

Lorin SelbyRear Admiral Lorin Selby (invited) 
Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Engineering, NAVSEA, U.S. Navy
Jim CaleyJames (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Ross RoleyRoss Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)
Kawakahi AminaKawakahi Amina (invited) 
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) J46X

We are Seeking Energy and Logistics Innovations and Posters for Applications
At-Sea, Over-the-Shore and In-land Operations:

Energy and Sustainability:
  • Portable Power (batteries, sensors, generators)
  • Transportation (of fuel, cargo, ammunition)
  • Storage/Delivery/Distribution (grid (shipboard, expeditionary energy), storage, non-intrusive load monitoring)
  • Metering/Monitoring (thermal management, AI)
  • Renewables (biofuels, solar)
  • Hydrogen (hydrogen fuel cells)
Nextgen for Energy and Logistics:
  • Energy Solutions (laser power, tactical electric vehicles)
  • Autonomy/Unmanned Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity for Energy Systems (electric, oil/gas)
  • Command and Control (common operating picture, ISR, AI, communications)
  • Energy Quality (AI, ML for Decision Making)

Who Should Apply:

  • Startups seeking investment, licensing, and partnering actions
  • Federal Awardees such as SBIR/STTR, ARPA-E, DARPA, etc.
  • Universities & Research Labs

Submit Innovation (due 27 March)

Submit Abstract (due 20 March)


Summit Contacts

Program Inquiries

Jennifer Rocha
Executive Director, Corporate, Military and Federal Programs

Expo/Sponsor Opportunities

Christopher Erb  
Vice President-Events

TechConnect World 2019 Sponsors & Partners
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