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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2020


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
 

Joint TechConnect Business, Defense TechConnect, SBIR/STTR Innovation, and Operational Energy & Logistics Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome Remarks), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Amy Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy and Small Business Director for the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), U.S. Department of Defense
Brigadier General Michael Talley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, U.S. Air Force
Rick Quade, Director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test & Evaluation, Office of the Chief of Navy Operations, OPNAV N94, U.S. Navy

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
 

Break and Networking: 1-1 Video Chats, Visit Partner Profiles


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
 

Advanced Materials I: Henkel & Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This exciting format features corporate presentations followed by 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Charles Paul, VP - Technology, Henkel
Innovation Pitches:
World Leading Antimicrobial Coatings, Inhibit Coatings, New Zealand
Novel Adhesive and Film Forming Material, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
LTE|SS (Low-Temperature Epitaxy | SemiStack Process), Synergy Research Labs, LLC, Florida

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
 

Advances in Remote Telemedicine to Address Covid-19 and Germ Warfare

In addition to critical medical needs in the battlefield, the administration and practice of health care for military on base in times of covid-19 is creating shifts in remote care for our forces. This panel of military and health experts will discuss current and future work being implemented across the spectrum of military care, particularly advances in remote care during the pandemic.

Barry Datlof, Chief, Business Development and Commercialization, Medical Technology Transfer, US Army Medical Research and Development Command
Jaques Reifman, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
Cindy Crump, Director, Medical Business Unit, Expression Networks
Margaret (Peg) Molloy, President & CEO, VistaLifeSciences, Inc

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
 

SBIR Agency Briefings

This session features 5-minute SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings on current and upcoming funding opportunities. As schedules allow, Agency representatives available for Q&A.

Bob Smith, Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
Clare Masucci, Operations Research Analyst, Innovative Research Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation
Manny Oliver, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy
April Richards, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Monroe Harden, SBIR Program, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, U.S. Army

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
 

Energy Imperatives for the DoD

From operational to installation energy, this distinguished panel of DOD leadership will discuss their office's energy initiatives and requirements.

Moderator: Tom Morehouse, Executive Advisor, NREL

Reginald Thomas, Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps
Toniann Fisher, Chief of Logistics and Sustainment, Air Force Operational Energy (SAF/IEN)
James Caley, Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Nathan Cornell, Operational Energy Program Manager, U.S. Army

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
 

Roundtable with Gore (Live, No Recording Available)

Gore’s award-winning enterprise makes industry-leading products and with $3.8 billion in annual revenues, Gore is one of the 200 largest privately-held U.S. companies. Gore has more than 3,400 unique inventions worldwide in a wide range of fields, including electronics, medical devices and polymer processing. Session was live so is no longer available. Please visit their Virtual Profile under Exhibitors to reach out to the Gore team.

Gary Harp, Advanced Material and Technology Sourcing - Core Technology, Gore

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chat Networking, Visit SBIR/STTR Agency, Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
 

BioMedical I: Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

NeuroFlow, NeuroFlow, Pennsylvania
Electrically Conductive Auxetic Textile, Swift Textile Metalizing LLC, Connecticut
VaxCelerate, Voltron Therapeutics, Inc, New York

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
 

Agency Briefings

This session features 5-minute SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings on current and upcoming funding opportunities. As schedules allow, Agency representatives available for Q&A.

Dusty Lang, Director, SBIR/STTR Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chad Rogers, SBIR/STTR Outreach Manager, Missile Defense Agency
Mary Clague, SBIR/STTR Manager, NIST
Jennifer Thabet, Program Director, Small Business Programs Office (SBPO), DARPA
Vladimir Popov, Director of the Partnership Development Office, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Gynelle Steele, SBIR/STTR Deputy Program Executive, NASA
Scott Swanson, Program Manager, APEX, a U.S. Air Force S&T Initiative

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
 

Defense: Raytheon and Sea, Air, and Space Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Raytheon - Future of Aerospace and Defense
PureFlow™ Turbo Compressor, Engine Systems Innovation, Inc, Utah
HAAS Alert Safety Cloud®, HAAS Alert, Illinois
Ultrawideband Passive Radar for Cruise Missile Defense, Applied Signals Intelligence (ASI), Virginia

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chat Networking, Visit Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet

Visit SBIR/STTR Agency Virtual Profiles where Agency representatives (subject to schedule availability) will be available to answer your funding questions. Click the EXHIBITORS icon on the left hand menu and then scroll through to find the Agency of interest.


3:00 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
 

Operational Energy & Logistics Keynote from Camp H.M. Smith, HI (Live Recording, No Longer Available)

TechConnect is honored to have Dr. George Ka'iliwai III, Director J8, give a live keynote to our audience (no recording available). Dr. Kailiwai leads the Command in the strategic assessment process, facilitates the development of USINDOPACOM requirements, translates those requirements into material and non-material solutions through advocacy, science and technology, innovation and experimentation, and is also responsible for the managing and directing the HQ USPACOM budget.

George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment Directorate Headquarters (J8), U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
 

Logistics in a Contested Environment

Operating in contested environments requires presents a unique demand set, from base to battlefield. This panel representing combatant commands and the DOD will discuss current and near term logistics programs and priorities for their respective AoR (Area of Responsibility). N.B.: Lawrence Pleis' video can be seen in session replay on Wednesday, 18 November, 1330-1415.

Moderator: Michael Mazzocco (Moderator), President & CEO, Alytic

Kawakahi Amina, Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Lawrence Pleis, Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
George Galdorisi, Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, U.S. Navy

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
 

Advanced Materials II: SABIC & Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This exciting format features a corporate presentation followed by 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Aruna Subramanian, Managing Director, SABIC Ventures
Innovation Pitches:
Cold Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition, SilcoTek Corporation, Pennsylvania
HX5 Thermoplastic Nanocomposite, Alpine Advanced Materials, Texas
Metasurfaces for ultra-compact optical image processing, The University of Melbourne, Australia
3D printing on moving freeform surfaces, University of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization, Minnesota

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
 

Biotech & Medical Corporate and DOD Spotlights: Medtronic and MedForeSight, LLC

This Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlight features corporate and DOD presentations. Don't miss the 2-minute Biotech & Medical Innovation Pitches to follow this session starting at 3:45 PM EDT!

Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight, LLC
Michael O'Connor, Director Strategy and Project Management, Corporate Science and Technology, Medtronic

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
 

SBIR 101

Panel of SBIR Program Directors and a SBIR-awarded small business will discuss basic eligibility requirements for an applicant and PI on an SBIR/STTR project, including the most common mistakes and misunderstandings. We will talk about projects that NIH/HHS wants to fund under its broad topics and how DOD is recruiting small firms that haven't traditionally participated in SBIR/STTR.

Moderator: Jim Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group

Stephanie Fertig, Director, Small Business Programs, NIH/HHS
Susan Celis, SBIR/STTR Director, U.S. Department of Defense
Dave Bennett, Founder, ASTI Solutions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
 

Biotech/Medical II: Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

A Health Indicator for Viral Infection, Platypus Technologies, Wisconsin
StethAid, AusculTech Dx, Maryland
OneDraw Blood Collection Device, Drawbridge Health, Inc, California

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet

Visit SBIR/STTR Agency Virtual Profiles where Agency representatives (subject to schedule availability) will be available to answer your funding questions.


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
 

Logistics Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Additive Manfacturing / 3D Printing Service Bureau for Advanced Technical Ceramics, Marvel Medtech, LLC d/b/a Marvel Medtech Advanced Manufacturing, Wisconsin
Airborne Planning Environment, Monterey Technologies, Inc., Utah
Gun Hardened Short Wave Infrared Imagers, Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., New Jersey
Energetic Strike sUAS, TETAC, California

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
 

Discover the latest R&D emerging from leading organizations! More than 75 posters will be available to view. Poster presenters available for Q&A via message/meeting feature at their virtual poster stand! Please use the menu to the left of your screen and click the Poster tab to view the presenters!


4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
 

Networking via 1-1 Video Chats. Visit SBIR/STTR Agency, Partner & Showcase Profiles


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2020


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
 

Welcome to Day 2 and Joint TechConnect Business, Defense TechConnect, and SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome Remarks), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Joan Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, U.S. Navy
Lisa Sanders, Director, Science & Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Captain Steven Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX, U.S. Air Force

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chat Networking, Visit SBIR/STTR Agency, Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
 

Spotlights, Advanced Materials III: Sherwin-Williams & AGC, Inc.

TechConnect Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector technology solutions aligned with commercial market areas of interest. This exciting format features corporate presentations followed by 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Kathleen Gisser, Staff Scientist, Sherwin-Williams Company
Yuriko Kaida, General Manager, AGC North Americas
Innovation Pitches:
Nanoforested CMC and PMC Composites, Goodman Technologies LLC, New Mexico
Liquid Crystal Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds, University Wisconsin-Madison (WARF), Wisconsin
World Leading Antimicrobial Coatings, Inhibit Coatings, New Zealand

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
 

Defense, Energy & Sustainability: USINDOPACOM

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights feature corporate and DOD leadership discussing their defense and energy areas of interest.

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

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
 

Roundtable with Northrop Grumman (no recording available)

Kevin McGrath, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Mission Systems Global Supply Chain (GSC), Northrop Grumman
Chip Walter, Director for Ventures and Partnerships, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Jonathan Green, Director, Disruptive Concepts and Technologies, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
 

Agency Briefings

This session features 5-minute SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings on current and upcoming funding opportunities.

Bob Smith, Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
Clare Masucci, Operations Research Analyst, Innovative Research Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation
Manny Oliver, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy
Dusty Lang, Director, SBIR/STTR Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chad Rogers, SBIR/STTR Outreach Manager, Missile Defense Agency
Mary Clague, SBIR/STTR Manager, NIST
Jennifer Thabet, Program Director, Small Business Programs Office (SBPO), DARPA
Vladimir Popov, Director of the Partnership Development Office, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Gynelle Steele, SBIR/STTR Deputy Program Executive, NASA
April Richards, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Monroe Harden, SBIR Program, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, U.S. Army

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chat Networking, Visit SBIR/STTR Agency, Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
 

Logistics in a Contested Environment

Operating in contested environments requires presents a unique demand set, from base to battlefield. This panel representing combatant commands and the DOD will discuss current and near term logistics programs and priorities for their respective AoR (Area of Responsibility).

Moderator: Michael Mazzocco (Moderator), President & CEO, Alytic

Kawakahi Amina, Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Lawrence Pleis, Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
George Galdorisi, Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, U.S. Navy

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
 

IDeA Commercialization Hubs: Funding and Support Resources To Help Small Life Sciences Businesses in Underserved Regions

Learn about IDeA Commercialization hubs and how these are helping advance small life science businesses in underrepresented states.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
 

Advanced Materials IV: Linde, Covestro, Stepan & Innovation Spotlights

TechConnect Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector technology solutions aligned with commercial market areas of interest. This exciting format features corporate presentations followed by 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

John Sirman, Director - Emerging and External Technologies, Linde
Ying Liu, Innovation Management NAFTA, Covestro
Laura Schreiner, Technical Director, Global Rigid Polyol Innovation, Stepan
Innovation Pitches:
Simplified Recycling of Multicomponent Polymer Products, University of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization, Minnesota

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
 

SBIR Accounting – How to Avoid Fraud Waste and Abuse Issues

This panel will explore the unique accounting requirements required by SBIR & STTR funding and provide insights on why awardees get indicted; which Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 clauses really matter; and simple things you can do to avoid trouble and be compliant.

Ed Jameson, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company CPAs
Jere Glover, Executive Director, SBTC
Brian LaCroix, Partner, Jameson & Company CPAs

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chat Networking, Visit Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet

Visit SBIR/STTR Agency Virtual Profiles where Agency representatives (subject to schedule availability) will be available to answer your funding questions. Click the EXHIBITORS icon on the left hand menu and then scroll through to find the Agency of interest.


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
 

How to Grow into Adjacent Markets: A Road-Map to Tapping New Revenues, Rejuvenating Business, and Uncovering Customers. Hosted by Larta Institute.

Join us for discussion with top industry leaders, seasoned practitioners, and SBIR/STTR awardees on the benefits of tapping adjacent markets. You’ll learn practical ways to uncover, assess and pursue new revenue opportunities and customers for your product/technology.

Moderator: Carlos Gutierrez, Chief Strategy Officer, Larta Institute

Han Chen, CEO, Zeakal
Gavin McIntyre, Co-founder and Director of Business Development, Ecovative Design
Farida Fotouhi, President, Reality2 Branding and Marketing
Salime Boucher, CEO, Radiabeam
Ingrid Fung, Investment Director, Finistere

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
 

Energy (Power and Storage) Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Innovative Vibration Control System, Linc Research, Inc., Alabama
System for Li diffusion tests on battery electrodes, OCI Vacuum Micronegineering, Inc., Canada
High performance flexible supercapacitors, University of Central Florida, Florida
Rechargeable alkaline batteries, Urban Electric Power, Inc., New York

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
 

Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure

Protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attack is becoming increasingly difficult due to the sophistication of cyber adversaries and their stated intent to inflict damage. This session will address the problem from a strategic view, describe how security orchestration and automation is being used to mitigate the risk, and discuss how industry can participate in the transition of a Joint Capability Technology Demonstration being developed in the DOD.

Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)
Marty Edwards, VP Operational Technology Security, Tenable
Harley Parkes, Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense Program Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
 

Cyber Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

STIGAssist, Metis Technology Solutions, New Mexico
High-Speed (50Gbps) Quantum Random Number Generator, Quantum Bridge Technologies, Canada
Entrap 3.0 Hunt Tool, Def-Logix, Inc., Texas

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
 

Biotech/Medical III Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

low cost, anatomically correct medical procedural task trainers, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
 

Working with the Primes

According to SBIR.gov, "With over 40% of the SBIR/STTR budget going to the Department of Defense, it is important to understand the role large Defense prime contractors play and how small businesses can develop relationships with these lead systems integrators, also known as LSI." SBIR/STTR leads within the major defense primes discuss how they work with small companies and universities and how your organization can best engage with them.

Moderator: Douglas Deason (Moderator), CEO, Deason Research, LLC

Kevin McGrath, Manager Sector Strategy, Sector SBIR Portfolio Lead, Northrop Grumman
Craig Owens, Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Paul Staszak, Defense, Space and Security (BDS) SBIR Focal, Boeing
Alf Carroll, SBIR Black Belt, Raytheon

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
 

AI and Data: Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

George Galdorisi, Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, (Opening Remarks), Defense Innovation Secrets: Providing AI Solutions the U.S. Military Will Buy, NIWC, U.S. Navy
Innovation Pitches:
Gabriel the robocall blocker, Forward Edge, AI Inc., Texas
Mobi™, iNovex, Maryland
SAFIRE, Surany Research and Development LLC, Maine

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
 

Energy: Efficiency, Environmental, and Renewables: Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Water separating membrane, Monash University, Australia
GreenBox: a modular technology for ammonia and nitrate removal, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
TFHX - Fundamentally New Heat Exchanger Technnology, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc, Hawaii

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet

Visit SBIR/STTR Agency Virtual Profiles where Agency representatives (subject to schedule availability) will be available to answer your funding questions. Click the EXHIBITORS icon on the left hand menu and then scroll through to find the Agency of interest.


4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
 

Visit Expo & Innovation Showcase Profiles, 1-1 Video Chat Networking


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2020


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
 

Welcome to Day 3 and Joint TechConnect Business, Defense TechConnect, and SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome Remarks), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Mary Evans, Executive Director, USAF Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment (APEX)
Dave Nestic, Director of Process Navigation, USAF Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment (APEX)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
 

Break and Networking: 1-1 Video Chats, Visit Partner Profiles


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
 

Smart Cities Startup Roundtable: How Investors and Industry Are Navigating Covid-19 and Tips for Startups

Bonus session from Smart Cities Connect 2020. A panel of investment, accelerator, and corporate leadership discuss how to navigate through covid-19 times and how startups can maximize visibility and impact to potential funders and partners.

Jennifer Rocha (Opening Remarks), Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect
Bruce Bharat, VP Global Software, Services, Communications Infrastructure, Xylum
Christine Galib, Senior Director, Programs, The Ion
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN-X
Andrew Felbinger, Senior Associate, Urban Innovation Fund

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
 

Biotech/Medical IV Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with commercial market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Senno – The Balance Ring, Delektre Ltd, Finland
Miniaturized and Portable fNIRS based Brain Monitoring System, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Rapid COVID and Viral Detection Sensor, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
Microlyte® Antibiofilm Wound Matrix, Imbed Biosciences, Wisconsin
MOVES® SLC™, Thornhill Medical, Canada
A Wearable Device to Objectively Measure Pain, CereVu Medical Inc., California

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
 

AI, Data, and Software Innovation Spotlights

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

Odysseus: a DOD Procurement Framework Technology, Sustainment Technologies Inc., Oklahoma
Secure IoT®, Onclave, Virginia
Defensive Charging, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
Geospatial Augmented Reality Overlays for Live Video, Rapid Imaging Technologies LLC, Wisconsin
Universal Robotic Control - Kinesis, Tomahawk Robotics, Florida

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
 

Indiana 5G Zone - Launch & Test Platform Opportunity (Nine Twelve Institute)

Sean Hendrix, Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT
 

Break, 1-1 Video Chats, Visit Innovation Partner & Showcase Profiles


1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
 

Corporate Spotlights: Sherwin-Williams, AGC, Inc., and Henkel

TechConnect Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector technology solutions aligned with commercial market areas of interest.

Kathleen Gisser, Staff Scientist, Sherwin-Williams Company
Yuriko Kaida, General Manager, AGC North Americas
Charles Paul, VP - Technology, Henkel

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
 

5GX Innovation Challenge

2-minute technology pitches from startups and federal labs featuring 5G ready technologies and applications. Session kicks off with "What Does 5G Mean for the DOD and Industry" presentation.

Paul Losiewicz, Senior Scientific Adviser, CyberSecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC)
Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory
Millimeter wave absorbers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
 

Energy/Mobility/Logistics Innovation Challenge

The Joint TechConnect and Defense Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with market and national security areas of interest. This fast-paced format features 2-minute video pitches from top innovators!

A prototype of the generator no need for natural resources., Clean Energy Research Laboratory, Japan
E-Cacia solar tree and E-Cacia Comfort Zone, Solar Forma Design, Wisconsin
Electrostatic Motor, C-Motive Technologies, Wisconsin
Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity, University of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization, Minnesota
3D Printing of Functional Electronic Devices, Morningbird Media Corporation, Texas
Quantum Optical Nanowriter QON-2000, Storex Technologies, Romania
Crosslinked Polymer Blend Membranes for CO2 Separation, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pennsylvania

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
 

Corporate Spotlights: Linde, Covestro, Stepan, and SABIC

TechConnect Innovation Spotlights are designed to accelerate private-sector technology solutions aligned with commercial market areas of interest.

John Sirman, Director - Emerging and External Technologies, Linde
Ying Liu, Technology Scout, Covestro
Laura Schreiner, Technical Director, Global Rigid Polyol Innovation, Stepan
Aruna Subramanian, Managing Director, SABIC Ventures

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
 

Working with the Defense Primes

According to SBIR.gov, "With over 40% of the SBIR/STTR budget going to the Department of Defense, it is important to understand the role large Defense prime contractors play and how small businesses can develop relationships with these lead systems integrators, also known as LSI." SBIR/STTR leads within the major defense primes discuss how they work with small companies and universities and how your organization can best engage with them.

Moderator: Douglas Deason (Moderator), CEO, Deason Research, LLC

Kevin McGrath, Manager Sector Strategy, Sector SBIR Portfolio Lead, Northrop Grumman
Craig Owens, Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Paul Staszak, Defense, Space and Security (BDS) SBIR Focal, Boeing
Alf Carroll, SBIR Black Belt, Raytheon

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
 

AI-Enabled Spectrum Management for 5G and Beyond

Joe Kochan, CEO, US Ignite
Thyaga Nandagopal, Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation
Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
 

Smart Cities Startup Challenge

Join the 7th annual Smart Cities Startup Challenge, delivering transformational solutions to global progressive cities and regions world-wide. This fast-paced session features 2-minute video pitches from leading startups with innovative technologies and solutions that address mobility, infrastructure, community engagement, operations, and digital transformation!

Neighborhood Intel, Dynamo Metrics, Michigan
PAM, PAM, Florida
Pixel8earth Platform, pixel8earth inc., Colorado
buildee®, simuwatt Inc., Colorado

 

 

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