TechConnect, National Innovation, and SBIR/STTR Summit Announce Lead Corporate Partners

February 19, 2014 03:15 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

TechConnect Innovation-to-Corporate Partnering Program to Bring Leading F1000 Companies and Innovators to Washington, DC, June 15-19, 2014

TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 15-19 just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center.  The combined events create the world’s largest technology to commercialization event, attracting an audience of thousands of business, government, and academic leaders from around the world.

Top Corporate Partners for the 2014 TechConnect World and National Innovation Summit include Aerojet, BASF, Boeing, Bosch, Corning, Daikin-America, DuPont, Harris & Harris Group, Jabil, Lockheed Martin, LORD, MeadWestvaco (MWV), Merck, Momentive, Nike, Sabic, Saint Gobain, Shell, SK Innovation, United Technologies Research Center, and many more. 

Entering its 16th year, TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit combine to create the world’s largest global conference and marketplace for innovators, corporate technology developers, and investors. TechConnect will once again host and co-locate with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, the largest SBIR/STTR event in the US.  At the National SBIR/STTR Conference, attendees can connect one-on-one with all SBIR federal funding agencies and components, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Institutes of Health.

“We are delighted with the corporate community prospecting innovation opportunities at the joint conferences in Washington D.C.,” said Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect.  “These investment and corporate partners are true global leaders in innovation and we are looking forward to their participation this June.”

Corporate & Investment Partners will also participate in the TechConnect-National Innovation Summit Corporate Acceleration program, which features pre-vetted innovations matched with corporate partners.  Corporate business and research development teams will be on-site for one-on-one meetings with participating innovators and will also speak in the program.

Innovation Submissions are being considerd for showcase opportunities only in the Corporate Matchmaking program.  To submit your Innovation, visit:

To learn more about the conferences and register to attend, visit:


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