Defense TechConnect

OCTOBER 18-21, 2021

Innovation for National Security

Connecting top DOD offices and industry scouts with the world's best innovations. Connect with more non-traditional innovators than ever before as we co-locate Defense TechConnect with our 20+ years private-sector innovation community of TechConnect World. Don't miss this year as we offer a best-in-class program, networking opportunities, and expanded access for U.S. military and industry S&T leadership worldwide.


Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders
Director of Science & Technology for Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

John Williams John Williams
Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

Tom Gillespie Tom Gillespie
Managing Partner, In-Q-Tel

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.) James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy

Reginald Thomas Reginald Thomas
Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps

Ross Roley Ross Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Tyler Bennett Tyler Bennett
Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Kawakahi Amina Kawakahi Amina
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Brett Scharringhausen Brett Scharringhausen
Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Harley Parkes Harley Parkes
Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense Program Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Tim Fowler Tim Fowler

Becky Aistrup Becky Aistrup
Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting

Bob Smith Bob Smith
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
Susan Celis Susan Celis
Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defense

Ed Jameson Ed Jameson
Managing Partner, Jameson and Company

Barry Datlof Barry Datlof
Chief, Business Development and Commercialization for the Medical Technology Transfer Office, US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)
Yuriko Kaida Yuriko Kaida
Business Development Americas - General Manager, AGC, Inc.

Jim Greenwood Jim Greenwood
Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.


"What a great show this year. Thank you for letting us be a part of it and we are already volunteering for next year in DC. A technology we found at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."



"It was an absolute pleasure to work with TechConnect and we look forward to working with you again soon."



"We are already looking forward to our participation next year."

US Air Force Space Command




industry/agency scouts



industry matches


agency 1-on-1s



sbir/sttr seed funding


sourced industry funds

"We made some really good contacts. I have been sharing the information with my colleagues. See you next year in DC!"

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Sustainment, US Department of Defense


Premier Partners

Premier Partners

Key Sponsors

Key Sponsors

2021 TechConnect Sponsors & Partners

2021 TechConnect Sponsors & Partners

2020 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

2020 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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