Defense TechConnect

FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Accelerating Solutions for COVID-19 Response

Access over 60 solution providers pitching their innovations in the areas of Oxygen delivery and SARS-CoV-2 Detection and Diagnostics. Based on TechConnect Venture's COVID Sprint Series, this program is designed to accelerate emerging technologies addressing key challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Connect through one-on-one video chats with these innovators, and help us move their solutions into the marketplace and society.

 
 

COVID SPOTLIGHT SUMMIT - DAY AT-A-GLANCE

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time. Program is Subject to Change


10:00am - 10:15am (EST)

Welcome & Opening
TechConnect Ventures - COVID Sprints Overview


10:15am - 11:05am (EST)

DIAGNOSTICS I (Detailed Program) (Sprint Summary)

  • Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 - Overview/Challenge
  • Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Diagnostics I


11:05am - 12:05pm (EST)

DIAGNOSTICS II (Detailed Program) (Sprint Summary)

  • Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 - Recap
  • Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Diagnostics II





12:05pm - 1:10pm (EST)

DETECTION (Detailed Program) (Sprint Summary)

  • Detection Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 - Overview/Challenge
  • Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Detection





1:10pm - 2:00pm (EST)

OXYGEN DELIVERY (Detailed Program) (Sprint Summary)

  • Technologies for O2 Delivery & Therapy - Overview/Challenge
  • Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Oxygen Delivery





2:00pm - 2:05pm (EST)

Closing Remarks - TechConnect


COVID SPOTLIGHT SUMMIT - DETAILED PROGRAM


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM EST
 

Welcome & Opening: TechConnect Ventures - COVID Sprints Overview

Matt Laudon, CEO, TechConnect
Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures

10:15 AM - 11:05 AM EST
 

DIAGNOSTICS I

Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 Session 1 - Overview
Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect
Mike Stebbins, Executive Director, MCDC (Medical CBRN Defense Consortium) and CWMD (Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium), ATI
Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Diagnostics I
CONQUEST (COroNavirus QUick and Easy Saliva/swab Test), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Veralize - Universal Nucleic Acid Detection Platform, 12-15 Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (12-15MD), Connecticut
COVID-19 detection using an ultra-fast breath test, Callaghan Innovation and SYFT Technologies Ltd, New Zealand

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM EST
 

DIAGNOSTICS II

Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 Session 2 - Overview
Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect
Kathy Zolman, Director, MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium), ATI
Wendy Sammons-Jackson, Director within the Medical and Software Services Division, ATI
Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Diagnostics II
COVID-19 Detection using Nanotechnology Based Devices, Jadoo Technologies Inc, California
Rapid Saliva Detection for Covid-19 Virus, Transversal Therapeutics, Massachusetts
FastPCR for portable, rapid disease detection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
Point-of-care technology to provide risk assessment for Covid-19, Salcit Technologies Private Limited, India
GeneTiger, GeneTiger, Texas

12:05 PM - 1:05 PM EST
 

DETECTION

Detection Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 - Overview
Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures
Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Detection
Photo-electric ELISA Using Silicon Nanowire Arrays, Advanced Silicon Group, Massachusetts
Air-borne SARS CoV-2 detection and Identification, NanoBio Devices Inc. (NBD), Taiwan

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM EST
 

OXYGEN DELIVERY

Technologies for O2 Delivery & Therapy - Overview/Challenge
Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures
Mike Hess, Senior Director of Patient Outreach and Education, COPD Foundation
Innovation Spotlight Pitches - Oxygen Delivery
AutO2, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
High flow Oxygen Concentrator with remote Adjustment, National Services Scotland, United Kingdom
Oxygen Swing Absorption, Department of Physics Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Multi-powered ventilation or oxygen delivery apparatus, Stackpoint Technology Solutions (LLC ready to launch), New York
Portable Oxygen Concentrator with remote monitoring and flow adjusting, Advanced Interactive Response Systems (AIRS), Michigan
Roboventilator, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM EST
 

Closing Remarks - TechConnect

Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures

 

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