By: Regina Ramazzini

Accelerating the commercialization of American innovation, the National Innovation Summit and National SBIR Conference in Washington DC, features hundreds of technologies, start-ups, labs and federal agencies.

The National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 14-17 just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Organized by TechConnect, these co-located events deliver the entire innovation ecosystem under one roof, providing attendees access to highly vetted emerging innovations including research labs, start-ups, hundreds of corporate and investment partners, as well as over fifty federal funding agencies and programs.

TechConnect is proud to announce the annual TechConnect Innovation Awards, awarding the top 20% of submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. Innovations were submitted from global academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories. To view the list of awardees and more information about the Innovation Showcase, visit: http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/showcase/awards.html

The joint conference programs include Innovation Spotlight Pitches, Strategic Corporate Partnering Presentations, Corporate and Agency One-on-One Matchmaking, and a showcase-exhibit hall filled with innovations, innovators, funding agencies and multi-national corporations. For more information, visit: http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/.

The National Innovation Showcase Hall June 15 and 16 will feature:

  • More than 200 pre-vetted innovations from around the world.
  • Over 50 Federal Funding Agencies & Components participating in one-on-one and on-site partnering programs.
  • Multinational Corporate Partners, including 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 others.
  • This is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization,” notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. “The National Innovation Summit’s combination of innovators, federal agencies and corporate partners makes this the key gathering of our Nation’s innovation community and should not be missed.”