TechConnect World 2016
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016

Accelerating the Commercialization of

Global Innovation

TechConnect Innovation Challenge

Pitch & Showcase Your Technology

Innovation Submissions Closed - Under Review
Innovation Showcase - Open - Limited space available

TechConnect is pleased to host 2016 TechConnect World, May 22-25 in Washington DC. The event, co-located with the 2016 National Innovation Summit the 2016 National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference, delivers the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization.

Don’t miss this opportunity to place your technology, your company, or your agency’s awardee portfolio into the TechConnect Innovation Showcase and Accelerator program to be matched with the world’s largest gathering of potential investment and corporate partners.

>> View the Innovation Showcase Participants

How to participate?

Submit your detailed innovation description through the online submission form for review by the TechConnect Accelerator Committee.There is no fee to submit your innovation. If accepted, there is a $1,000 showcase fee that includes one (1) conference registration and showcase booth. All showcasing innovations will be included in the TechConnect Corporate Matching program.

Who submits technologies?

  • Universities (TTOs, TLOs)
  • National & Federal labs
  • SBIR Phase II Awardees
  • Public & Private Research Institutions
  • Corporate Research Divisions
  • Early-Stage Companies

What are we looking for?

Breakthrough technologies that are ready for licensing, corporate partnering, or investment opportunities. Selected innovations pitch their technologies to the world’s largest gathering of corporate prospectors.

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We are always searching for innovative solutions to difficult problems. We come back to TechConnect World because our search for solutions never ends. The conference provides us the opportunity to meet with innovators across many areas of technology all in one location.
— Lockheed Martin
I appreciated the strong showing of industrial partners at TechConnect. I thought it was a healthy balance of academic work all the way up to industrial projects, a solid venue to find potential partners, funders, customers.
— Svaya Nanotechnologies
TechConnect is unique in specifically bringing together the creators of breakthrough technologies with corporations who can help commercialize, adopt, buy, re-sell and invest in those technologies.
— Atrium Capital
TechConnect draws out the executives and investors from leading companies in our market.
— NanoPhotonicat
The event provided a unique interface where you could see how leading corporations were seeking cutting edge technologies.
— Montana State University
TechConnect World is an excellent opportunity to meet all key innovation players and stakeholders all in one place — at the premier innovation commercialization and networking event in the US this year. We commend the visionary thinking of the conference production team and this is why we continue to support TechConnect World.
It is a privilege for us to attend your event. Thanks again for putting on such a great show with so many interesting people.
— Honda
Thanks again for a fantastic event. We received a lot of positive feedback. Having the support of TechConnect is a great partnership that benefits both sides.
We wanted to congratulate TechConnect for the event. Thank you for what you have done for Univalor. This year again has been an opportunity to make great contacts.
— Univalor, Canada

For more information on participating in the Showcase, please contact Derek Mayer at (512) 800-9796 or .

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