WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/—The TechConnect National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 15-18 just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center (www.nationalinnovationsummit.com).
We are pleased to announce this year’s lead Corporate Partners for the 2014 TechConnect National Innovation Summit, which include BASF, Bosch, Lockheed Martin, and Nanocomp Technologies. These lead Partners, along with the over 25 additional Fortune 1000 participating Corporate Partners, represent a power community of global innovators prospecting for technologies and business opportunities at the TechConnect joint events in Washington DC this June.
“This event is important to BASF because we have opportunities to meet potential partners-companies, researchers, government agencies-all in one place,” notes Dr. Svetlana Dimovski, Manager, Open Innovation and Science Relations, BASF North America. “It is one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the world and it is important for us to be here.”
Entering its 16th year, the TechConnect National Innovation Summit is the world’s largest global conference and marketplace for innovators, corporate technology developers, and investors. TechConnect will once again host and co-locate with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, the largest SBIR/STTR event in the US. At the National SBIR/STTR Conference, attendees connect one-on-one with all SBIR federal agencies and components representing over $2.5 billion annually in non-diluted funding, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Institutes of Health.
“The TechConnect National Innovation Summit provides Nanocomp with a platform for engagement with existing and prospective corporate and government partners,” notes Mr. Peter Antoinette, President & CEO, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
Corporate business and research development teams will be on-site for one-on-one meetings with participating innovators and will also speak in the program, including Aerojet, BASF, Boeing, Bosch, Capewell, Corning, Daikin-America, DuPont, General Atomics, Harris & Harris Group, Ingersoll Rand, Jabil, Lockheed Martin, LORD, MeadWestvaco (MWV), Momentive, Oxford Instruments, Panasonic, SABIC, Saint Gobain, Shell, SK Innovation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Union Honest Investments, United Technologies, and many more.“The joint conferences provide the corporate community with a globally unique innovation prospecting program, while linking the world’s top innovations with potential corporate and government development opportunities,” said Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. “Our lead Corporate Partners are true global leaders in innovation and we are looking forward to their participation next month.”
To learn more about the conferences and register to attend, visit: www.nationalinnovationsummit.com.
About TechConnect (www.techconnect.org):
TechConnect is a global technology prospecting organization. Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising technologies to the world’s top corporate, investment, and government professionals. TechConnect is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Danville, California.
Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect