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The 2011 TechConnect Summit will take place June 13-16 in Boston, Massachusetts

Our Mission: Matching innovative solutions to real world technology challenges, investors & corporate partners.

Advanced Solutions: IP, seed and early-stage companies meet with corporations to match-up funding or partnering opportunities. All presentations are pre-screened by TechConnect Advisory Board.

Market Needs: Exclusive Corporate Partnering presentations by Fortune 500 companies that focus on current and future technology areas of interest.

Delivering Results: Matching technology buyers and sellers, creating strategic partnerships, enabling IP licensing, providing access to corporate financing, and bringing advanced research and business insight.


Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Larry Kellner
Larry Kellner
Chairman and CEO
Continental Airlines Inc.
(presentation video
40.24 MB QuickTime© movie)
Ray Johnson
Ray O. Johnson
Lockheed Martin Corporation
(presentation video
35.61 MB QuickTime© movie)
            ul Dickerson
Paul Dickerson
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Former COO, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
(presentation video
36.45 MB QuickTime© movie)
Dan Arvizu
Dan Arvizu
Director, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
(presentation video given by Robert Hawsey - 37.42 MB QuickTime© movie)
Robert J. Kumpf
Robert J. Kumpf
Chief Administrative Officer
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
(presentation video
28.88 MB QuickTime© movie)
Doyle Beneby
Doyle Beneby
Senior Vice President,
Exelon Power
Sarah Audet
Sarah Audet
Director of Tech. Planning
Bill Byun
Bill Byun
Managing Director
Samsung Ventures
Stephen F. (Steve) Hahn
Stephen F. (Steve) Hahn
Senior Research Scientist
Dow Chemical
Brian Johnston
Brian Johnston
Director, External Alliances
Eastman Kodak Company
Mark Mielke
Mark Mielke
Senior Manager
BASF Future Business GmbH
Nick Sugimoto
Nick Sugimoto
Principal, Honda Strategic Venturing, Honda Motor Corporationl
Yael Weiss
Yael Weiss
Director, Licensing & External Research, Merck Research Laboratories
James Woolsey
R. James Woolsey
Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, VantagePoint
(presentation video
85.09 MB QuickTime© movie)
Curtis R. Frasier
Curtis R. Frasier
Executive Vice President, Americas, Shell Gas & Power
Bill White
William H. White
Mayor, City of Houston
(presentation video
34.81 MB QuickTime© movie)
Thomas Kalil
Thomas Kalil
Office of Science and Technology Policy,
The White House
(presentation video
33.01 MB QuickTime© movie)

Corporate Partnering Speakers Include:

Lockheed Martin
Applied Materials

Platinum Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Jackson Walker L.L.P. Opportunity Houston

Silver Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Foley and Lardner LLP University of Houston CIP

Corporate Partner

Networking Break Sponsor

Applied Materials Italian Trade Commission

Session Sponsor

European Patent Office

Supporting Organizations

MRUN NASVF Houston Technology Center

TechConnect Summit 2009 is collocated with:

Nanotech 2009 Cleantech 2009 TechConnect World
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