TechConnect Seeks Abstracts, Technologies & Student Leaders
November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman
TechConnect is a global technology outreach and development organization that vets and delivers the world’s most promising technologies to the world’s top corporate, government, and investment developers. The 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference is designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry.
This conference will be held May 14-17 in Washington, D.C. and will be co-located with the 2017 National Small Business Innovation Research Conference. Participants can connect with innovators, funding agencies, national and federal labs, international research organizations, universities, tech transfer offices, and investment and corporate partners.
Submit Your Abstract By Dec. 9
Researchers from university, federal laboratory, and industry sectors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration of podium or poster presentations.
Research abstracts must correspond with one of the following industry focus areas: 1) Advanced Materials; 2) Electronics & Microsystems; 3) Advanced Manufacturing; 4) Biotech & Pharma; 5) Energy & Sustainability; and 6) Personal & Home Care, Cosmetics, Food. Abstract submission information can be found here.
Submit Your Innovations
Through the TechConnect Innovation Challenge, applicants can place their technology, companies, or 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. Details about how to participate in this challenge can be found here.
Submit Student Leader
This year will be the launch of the inaugural Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference. Undergraduate nano and emerging technologies student group representatives from across the U.S. are encouraged to attend.
Specifically, this program seeks active student group leaders in order to highlight undergraduate research and connect students with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and representatives of federal agencies funding research in emerging technologies. Students will have the opportunity to share best practices and network with like-minded group leaders.
Student leaders from the U.S. Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Network are designing the conference in order to meet the needs of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and its coordination office. Details about the call for student leaders can be found here.