TechConnect National Innovation Summit Announces Lead Corporate Partners and Conference Program

By: Regina Ramazzini

Co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, world’s largest technology-to-market program runs June 14-17 just outside Washington, DC

The 17th annual TechConnect National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 14-17 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (www.nationalinnovationsummit.com).  The events attract a global audience of innovation leaders from business, investment, government, and academia.

Lead Corporate Partners at the 2015 TechConnect World and National Innovation Summit include: Autodesk, BASF, National Grid, Arkema, Armstrong World Industries, Ashland, Bemis, Boeing, Chevron Technology Ventures, Columbia, Corning, Cummins, DSM, Evonik, Harris & Harris Group, LG, Magna, Medtronic, Michelin, Michelman, Momentive, Mosaic Co. Novozymes, Owens Corning, Panasonic, Pepsi, Pfizer, Praxair, SABIC, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Shell, Sherwin-Williams, United Technologies Research Corporation, and many more.  TechConnect Corporate Partners will discuss areas of technology interest and prospect for new technologies.

“For technology leaders, TechConnect World provides a unique opportunity to meet many key innovation players and stakeholders all in one place—at a premier innovation commercialization and networking event in the US this year,” notes Svetlana Dimovski, Senior Manager, Innovation Excellence, BASF.

The full program is now posted online and features hundreds of business and technical presentations from more than 70 countries. The Exhibit Hall will feature more than 200 companies, universities, start up companies, and service providers focused on technology R&D and commercialization.

TechConnect World, National Innovation Summit, and the National SBIR/STTR Conference combine to create the largest global conference and marketplace for innovators, corporate technology developers, and investors.

“The co-located conferences provide the ideal venue for technology-to-business matchmaking,” said Jennifer Rocha, Director, Strategic Development, TechConnect.  “Within the backdrop of the nation’s capital, TechConnect brings together global leaders in innovation, business, and government to facilitate discussions and relationships for the continued acceleration of emerging technology innovations.” To learn more about the conferences and register to attend, visit: www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/.

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