TechConnect Announces Winners of Emerging Technology Awards at TechConnect Summit 2007 in Santa Clara
May 10, 2007 10:14 AM US Eastern Timezone
IP Winners and Other Technologies to be Exclusively Presented at May 23rd-24th Event.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TechConnect, a global technology outreach organization dedicated to locating the world’s most promising IP and start-up companies, today announced its Emerging Technology Award recipients for 2007. The three winning organizations were selected to receive the awards by a review team comprised of members of the TechConnect Executive Committee and the Advisory Board.
“TechConnect’s Emerging Technology program provides an ideal forum for universities, research institutions, and early-stage technology companies to showcase their technologies and market advantages to potential go-to-market partners,” said Matthew Laudon of TechConnect, co-producer of the event. “More than 120 companies and universities submitted their technical intellectual property (IP) and business plans into the event, and about forty percent were invited to present. The vetted companies and IP will present and address in front of the global business and investment audience coming to the Summit.”
The top three technology presentations were selected for the 2007 TechConnect Emerging Technology Awards. The recipients include:
In Physical Sciences: Industrial Categories - Materials Thermally and Electrically Conductive Adhesive Atlas Scientific NextTechs Technologies, LLC, TX, US Participants include: Ali Kashini, Atlas Scientific Carlos Gorrichateugui, Ph.D., NextTechs Technologies, LLC Life Sciences Industrial Categories - Health & Medical Devices Heart Sensing Radar University of Hawaii, US Participants include: Victor Lubecke, University of Hawaii Physical Sciences Industrial Categories - Solar Cells, Photovoltaics Air-stable Inorganic Nanocrystal Solar Cells Processed from Solution Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, US Participants include: Ilan Gur, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The TechConnect Emerging Technology Award winners are selected by a review team comprised of business and investment leaders on the TechConnect Vetting Team including such organizations as:
Boston University Merck Massachusetts TTC Pfizer University of California Motorola Rice University DaimlerChrysler Yale University Goodrich University of Minnesota University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Illinois University of California San Diego Northwestern University Analog Devices, Inc. IBM Intel University of Pittsburgh Imperial College-London University of Geneva, CH Ford Motor Company Cabot Corporation Georgia Tech Honeywell In-Q-Tel Novartis BASF Sanyo ExxonMobil University of Florida Medtronic New York University Johns Hopkins University Tufts University Honda P&G Atomic Venture Partners UNC-Chapel Hill Tiax, LLC Council of Scientific Stanford University Research, India MSBi Capital UCLA Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
TechConnect is the first community bringing together the world’s top technology generators, developers and investors within diverse categories, such as automotive, electronics, energy, media, chemicals, food and health care. TechConnect applies the academic peer-review process to a business vetting procedure to identify only the best IP and technology global opportunities. The annual TechConnect Summit will be held in Santa Clara at the Convention Center May 22nd and 23rd in 2007. The event fills an enormous void in the marketplace by creating a venue of commercialization for innovators and early stage companies in which these groups are able to meet face-to-face with investors and enterprises looking to find tomorrow’s technology today.
TechConnect is a global technology outreach organization, dedicated to bringing together the world’s most promising IP and start-up companies across all industries and technology focus areas. TechConnect is founded upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage venture companies. 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. The annual TechConnect Summit provides the largest global snapshot of peer reviewed emerging technologies, IP and early stage companies based on their market impact and positioning. www.techconnect.org