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TechConnect Summit Announces Program for 2009

Top universities, F500 corporations, and start-up companies will be giving presentations at the fastest growing Marketplace for emerging technologies.

The TechConnect Summit will take place May 4-6, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas. Held in conjunction with the NSTI Nanotech and CleanTechnology conferences, we are expecting more than 4,000 attendees from around the world.

The 2009 TechConnect Summit will feature:

Corporate Partnering Presentations
The Summit program features exclusive presentations from Fortune 500 companies that focus on their technology challenges and investment areas of interest in clean technology, nanotechnology, and life sciences. Confirmed speakers for Houston include:

IP and Venture Presentations
Through the IP and Venture Forums, TechConnect helps universities and early-stage companies showcase their technologies or business plans to larger corporations and investors, encourage academia-industry partnerships, and provide access to funding opportunities.

This year’s IPs and Ventures will be given 10 minute presentation slots in the program, and benefit from increased visibility at the leading event for the global technology business community. Presenting institutions and companies include: MIT, Univalor-Canada, ETH Zurich-CH, Prism Solar Technologies, Danvoss Ventures-Denmark, Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Geneva-CH, UT-Arlington, DiscoveryBioMed, University of Alberta-Canada, Texas A&M University, and many others!

New For 2009: Technology Marketplace Expo
This year’s Summit will feature the TechConnect Marketplace Expo—a unique exhibit hall for universities, companies, and government agencies to showcase their patent portfolios, prototypes, and services to thousands from the global technology and business communities.

Limited exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available for community members looking to find buyers or investors for their technology & business solutions. To view the list of past participating attendees, speakers, and exhibitors, please visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/press/past_participants.html. Contact Jrocha@techconnect.org for more details on exhibiting or sponsoring.

How to Participate:
Register to Attend: Registration is now open for the TechConnect Summit 2009! Take advantage of early registration savings, which are valid through March 13th. Online registration can be found at: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/register.html. Discounted hotels rates are also available for conference attendees: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/venue/hotels.html.

Exhibit or Sponsor: More than 80% of the available TechConnect booths have been reserved. Reserve your space today and reach thousands in the business, investment, and research communities. Several sponsor opportunities are also available. Please contact Jennifer Rocha at jrocha@techconnect.org for more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the 2009 Summit.

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