TechConnect-National Innovation Summit to Host the National Small Business Innovation Research Conference May 14-16, 2013, Washington, D.C.

December 17, 2012 03:16 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

National SBIR Conference is the largest gathering of federal government granting agencies and innovators seeking or receiving SBIR funding

The National SBIR Conference provides entrepreneurs, universities, and businesses with essential information about competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts.  At the conference, attendees can meet one-on-one with federal program managers; hear from industry-vetted SBIR funded innovators; and learn successful commercialization strategies through business and government experts. 

The joint events will showcase over 20 federal agencies and their top funded innovations including:  Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, NASA, NSF, many more. 

Now in its 15th year, TechConnect World is the largest annual innovation conference and showcase for innovators, technology business developers, and investors.  Co-located with the National Innovation Summit and Showcase (NISS), all events will take place just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

“We are honored to host the 2013 National SBIR Conference,” notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. “This partnership aligns with our overall conference mission, which is to work with leading corporations, investors, and federal agencies to accelerate the commercialization of American innovation.”

The National SBIR Conference, TechConnect World, and National Innovation Summit will bring a combined total of more than 4,000 attendees from 70+ countries to the nation’s capital.  It is a not-to-miss event for entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, and businesses.

Registration is now open for both TechConnect World and the National SBIR Conference.  Visit to learn more about the National SBIR Conference.

Visit to learn more about TechConnect World and to submit your abstract or innovation for conference consideration.  

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