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Event Overview:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.

National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically the largest and most important conferences specializing in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs. At this Conference, representatives from all 11 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers. Conference highlights include:

Presentations from all SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers
Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
Hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies
Interact with SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives, and researchers in Roundtable discussions, sessions and 1-on-1 meetings
Learn about cutting-edge opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy, and health/medicine
Optional pre conference workshops on SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II and licensing and commercialization

Exhibitor & Innovation Showcase Information:

TechConnect is pleased to host 2016 TechConnect World, May 22-25 in Washington DC. The event, co-located with the 2016 National Innovation Summit the 2016 National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference, delivers the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization.

Don’t miss this opportunity to place your technology, your company, or your agency’s awardee portfolio into the TechConnect Innovation Showcase and Accelerator program to be matched with the world’s largest gathering of potential investment and corporate partners.

Who submits technologies?

    Universities (TTOs, TLOs)
    National & Federal labs
    SBIR Phase II Awardees
    Public & Private Research Institutions
    Corporate Research Divisions
    Early-Stage Companies

What are we looking for?
Breakthrough technologies that are ready for licensing, corporate partnering, or investment opportunities.

***Co-located Events: TechConnect World Innovation Conference, SBIR/STTR National Conference,  National Innovation Summit and Showcase, and Nanotech

There may be many networking opportunities at the National SBIR/STTR Conference 2016 - Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/23/2016 - 05/25/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/23/2016 - 05/24/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Business Technology
Other Industries: Business, Business Technology, Government, Government General, Manufacturing, Sciences, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Government SBIR/STTR Program Managers and Staff, Industry Leaders, and Veteran SBIR/STTR Awardees
Notes: Estimated Attendance includes co-located events.
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Venue Phone: (301) 965-4000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:350+ with Co-located Events (2015)
Show Owner:TechConnect
Show Manager:TechConnect
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' - After 1/31/16 $3,000   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' - Before 1/31/16 $2,850   Water: n/a
Innovation Showcase Please Contact Derek Mayer for Additional Information   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2015 Innovation Showcase Participants:

2015 Floorplan & Exhibitor List:


Exhibit & Sponsorship Contacts:

Christopher Erb
(978) 561-1908

Denise Lee
(203) 421-6347

For more information on participating in the Showcase, please contact Derek Mayer at (512) 800-9796 or (email).

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