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University of Hawaii Takes Major Sponsorship Role of 2007 TechConnect Summit in Silicon Valley

University will be an exclusive Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming TechConnect Summit 2007.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TechConnect (www.techconnect.org) announced today that the University of Hawaii, through its Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (www.otted.hawaii.edu), will be an exclusive Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming TechConnect Summit 2007, one of the largest multi-sector gathering of technology IP, technology ventures, industrial partners, and investors in the world. The purpose of the Summit is to bring together the worlds top technology transfer offices, companies, and investment firms to locate the most promising technologies and early stage companies from across the globe.

The TechConnect Summit 2007 is scheduled for May 23-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dozens of pre-screened technologies and early stage ventures will be presented to an exclusive audience of leading industry, academic, investment, and government representatives.

TechConnect is unique in that it brings together the business, investment, and academic communities into one venue to share ideas and explore potential opportunities, said Matthew Laudon, executive director for TechConnect. We are pleased to have the University of Hawaii support the Summit and the TechConnect community."

The TechConnect Summit provides the University of Hawaii with an ideal venue to showcase our most promising technologies, notes Richard Cox, Director of the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. We are looking forward to attending the Summit and meeting with members of the technology development and investment communities to present new innovations developed in Hawaii that we feel have great commercial potential.

TechConnect 2007 runs concurrently with Nanotech 2007, BioNano 2007, and the Cleantech Conference. All conferences will be co-located at the Santa Clara Convention Center. To attend the TechConnect Summit and meet with representatives from the University of Hawaii, please visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2007/.

About TechConnect:

TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. We are dedicated to locating the worlds most promising advanced technology sectors and assisting in the development of ecosystems focused on accelerating the flow of technologies from the research phase to the viable market phase. TechConnect produces conferences and publications founded upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage companies, while providing access to funding, tools and professional resources.

With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience through publications, events, and outreach activities.

About the University of Hawaiis Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development:

The University of Hawaii, which received more than $230 million in research grants in 2006, hosts world class research programs in a variety of disciplines, ranging from the bottom of the ocean to the farthest reaches of outer space. One of the results of all this research is that more than 60 times a year, UH faculty make new inventions that may have future commercial value. The Universitys Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) manages the patents and intellectual property related to UH inventions, and markets these inventions, with the goal of securing license deals and spinning off start up companies. OTTED also works closely with business and government leaders to promote business and economic development in Hawaii.


 
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