Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo

October 8-10, 2019 | National Harbor, MD

Co-Located with SBIR Fall Innovation Conference Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo


For information on partnership opportunities:
please contact Derek Mayer at 512.800.9796

Customized Innovation Packages start at $5,000

The Defense Innovation Summit is a unique opportunity for your University, Lab, or R&D Center to connect with key DOD Funding Offices in Science & Technology. Showcase your University's innovation portfolio to the nation's highest concentration of DOD innovation and acquisition officers.



  • University & Government Research Centers
  • Technology Transfer & Commercialization Offices
  • National/Federal/Corporate Labs
  • Regional Economic Development Initiatives


  • Energy, Efficiency, Grid
  • Medical, Health & Biotech
  • Simulation, Training & Readiness
  • Space Technologies
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Mega Cities & Smart Cities
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cyber Solutions & Resilience
  • AI, Big Data, Analytics
  • Blockchain & Data Sharing
  • Advanced Networks & Wireless
  • Trusted Electronics & Coms
  • Sensors & Systems
  • Drones & Robotics
  • VR, AR, MR & 360
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Logistics & Supply Chain


  • Three (3) Full Summit Passes
  • 10' x 10' Booth space in Defense Innovation Expo
  • Logo and description in the printed Defense Innovation Program Guide & Websites
  • Early review/selection to pitch your innovations to attending DOD Prospectors
  • Up to three (3) technologies included in the DOD Innovation Opportunity Report distributed to all participating DOD Prospectors


TechConnect is proud to host the 2018 Defense Innovation Challenges, delivering transformational technologies to our National Defense.

Submit your technology for review by industry and military leadership. Top ranked Innovations will be offered an opportunity to showcase your technology to military technology and acquisition leadership: October 23-25, 2018, Tampa FL.


Submit Innovations for review

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