TechConnect Summit: TechConnect Announces First Corporate Partners to Present at TechConnect Summit, May 3-7, 2009 in Houston, Texas

Premier Matchmaking Event Accelerates the flow of Clean-, Bio-, and Nano-Technologies from Development to Implementation

TechConnect recently announced the initial companies participating in the TechConnect Summit, scheduled to take place May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.

The annual TechConnect Summit is an information and networking exchange where executives from Fortune 500 companies present technological challenges in the areas of Clean Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology - to the academic and research communities - who in turn, share their ideas and technology solutions for addressing the needs presented. 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.

The first dozen companies scheduled to discuss their current projects, as well as highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with these efforts, include:

Corporations that have reserved a speaking slot include: GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, 3M Healthcare, and Samsug.

Submissions for the TechConnect IP and Venture Forum are being accepted until January 28th. Interested parties should visit: or contact Jennifer Rocha at:

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available for community members looking to find buyers or investors for their technology & business solutions. Thousands of corporate buyers and technology executives from Fortune 1000 companies are expected to attend the TechConnect Marketplace, as are industry leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, and members of the media from more than 70 countries. To view the list of past participating companies, please visit:, or contact for more details on exhibiting or sponsoring.

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