TechConnect Business

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2020 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Co-Located with:

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


TechConnect Innovation Showcase

Join the world's largest multi-sector technology commercialization program. The Innovation Showcase offers a unique and vetted pipeline for corporate, federal and VC prospectors to discover and connect with emerging technologies.

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

Submissions Closed

- Notifications Pending


Who Should Apply

Our corporate and investment prospectors are seeking actionable technologies across most all industrial sectors and maturities:

  • University & Research Lab with actionable IP and spinouts
  • Startups seeking investment, licensing, and partnering actions
  • Federal Awardees such as SBIR/STTR, ARPAE, DARPA, etc.

How to Participate

Submit your technology into the TechConnect Innovation Platform for vetting by our industry reviewers. Top selected technologies will pitch and/or showcase to leading prospectors. Showcasing innovations will have access to the TechConnect Networking Platform and Corporate One-on-Ones matchmaking and commercialization services.

  • Innovation Partners: If you have three (3) or more technologies, we suggest you join as an official Innovation Partner. View Innovation Partner benefits.
  • Innovation Awards: Top ranked innovators selected to pitch will each be announced as a TechConnect Innovation Awardee at the conference.

Showcase Package Details

Apply to Innovation Showcase

Submission (Closed) is free of charge. If selected, a combined showcase/registration fee is required to secure you place within the program.

  • Dec. 13, 2019 - Submission Deadline for early review and booth selection.
  • Feb. 28, 2020 - Final submission deadline
  • April, 2020 – Review and Notifications
  • June 24, 2020 – Registration Confirmation
  • November 17-18 – Innovation Showcase & Partnering

    Innovation Package - $1250 - $2500

    Innovation Package Details:

    Turnkey 6'x8' showcase booth with basic materials and furniture included*

    • Three (3) day full conference pass with access to co-located programs
    • Access to TechConnect Networking Platform
    • Access to Industry Prospector Matchmaking
    • Meet and Greet With Federal SBIR/STTR Programs in Expo Hall
    • Innovation promotion w/back-link to your company website.
    • Exposure across marketing and event platforms for one year.
    • Listing in the official Show Guide and Opportunity Reporting.
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"We come back to TechConnect World because they provide us the opportunity to meet top innovators across many technology areas all in one location."

Lockheed Martin

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"TechConnect is unique in specifically bringing together the creators of breakthrough technologies with corporations who can help commercialize, adopt, buy, re-sell and invest in those technologies"

Atrium Capital

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"TechConnect World is an excellent opportunity to meet all key innovation players and stakeholders all in one place — at the premier innovation commercialization and networking event in the US."





sbir/sttr seed funding


sourced industry funds




industry matches


agency one-on-ones

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

2020 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors 2020 & Partners

2019 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners:

2019 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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