Cleantech Business Program
Corporate & Innovation Matching

Cleantech Industry Applications

This event represents the Business of Cleantech Commercialization... Corporate Needs matched with Technology Solutions. At the Cleantech 2012, the world's leading Corporate Developers present their strategic technology interests, while a pool of highly vetted Cleantech Innovations and Start-Ups present solutions for their corporate counterparts. There are no policy discussions, there are no talking heads, this program is purely the business of technology commercialization. Join us in Santa Clara and hear the strategic development needs of:

Applied Materials
Applied Ventures
Austin Energy
BASF Venture Capital
Bayer MaterialScience
bp, AE Ventures
Constellation Energy
DOD Navy
General Electric
IBM Venture Capital
Intel Corporation
Johnson Controls
Kodak Company
Lockheed Martin
National Grid
Northeast Utilities
Panasonic Ventures
PPG Industries
Samsung Ventures
Schneider Electric
Shell GameChanger
SK Innovation
Southern California Edison
Texas Instruments
Toray Industries

Click here to view a list of Key Speakers

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Energy Storage Keynotes & Innovation Spotlights
11:00 Efficiency & Green Building Corporate Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy Technologies
2:00 Efficiency & Green Building Innovation Spotlights
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Solar: Innovation Spotlights
8:30 Smart Grid Corporate Strategic Interests
8:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & Energy
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & Automotive
11:00 Solar: Corporate Strategic Interests
11:00 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Spotlights
11:00 Water Technololgy Corporate Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Aerospace, Defense, Transportation
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy Innovations
2:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
2:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy Innovations
3:30 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
4:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials Energy Electronics
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

9:00 Z-Park China Corporate Program
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Venture Partnering: Materials Energy Electronics
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
1:00 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Efficiency
2:30 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Management
4:00 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Storage & Harvesting
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
 Cleantech Industry Applications
 Efficiency & Green Building

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Energy Storage Keynotes & Innovation SpotlightsGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, US
11:00Progress in Energy Storage towards a Cleaner and Greener Grid
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
11:30The IBM Battery 500 Lithium-Air Project
W. Wilcke, IBM, US
12:00Prieto Battery, Inc. - Developing A Solid State 3D Li-Ion Battery
K. Froelich, Prieto Battery, Inc., US (bio)
12:20All CNT Lithium Based Secondary Battery
D.S. Lashmore, M.W. Schauer and M. Gurau, Nanocomp Technologies, US (bio)
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11:00Efficiency & Green Building Corporate InterestsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
11:00Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Strategic Technology Interests
A. Gadicherla, Johnson Controls, US
11:15Beyond the Basics – tackling the next layer of energy consumption
A. Marsh, Schneider Electric, CA
11:30A Path to Higher Performance in Existing Buildings
A. Kobb, Siemens Building Technologies, US
11:45Osram Sylvania - Technology Strategic Interests
A. Giacobbe, Osram Sylvania, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy TechnologiesRoom 207
Session chair: Elizabeth Endler, Shell, Reviewer: Shahin Farshchi, Lux Capital, US
1:30Porous Amorphous GeOx as an Anode Material in Li-ion Batteries
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
1:40Durable Hydrophobized Gas Diffusion Media for Fuel Cells
A. Spitz, Kansas University Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (KUCTC), US
1:50A Plug and Play Operational Approach for Implementation for an Autonomous·Smart·Micro·Grid
M. Sethu, National University of Singapore (NUS), SG
2:00Core-Shell Structured Bifunctional Catalysts for Metal-Air Battery-Fuel Cell
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, Commercialization Office (WatCo), CA
2:10Novel Current Collector Design for Use in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries
D. Ji, UCSB Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:20Ice Slurry Refrigerant: Clean Cold Now
S. Wolgel, University of Chicago, US
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2:00Efficiency & Green Building Innovation SpotlightsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
2:00Low-cost, Flexible Electrochromic Film for Net Zero Energy Buildings
B. Lanning, ITN Energy Systems, US
2:20High-Performance, Low Cost Thermoelectrics for Refrigeration, Heat Pumping and Power Generation Applications
U. Ghoshal, Sheetak Inc., US
2:40Energy Analytics for Buildings
D. Armano, First Fuel Software, US
3:00See What You’re Saving – applying high throughput thermography to building efficiency
S. Duncan, ēssess, US
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Solar: Innovation SpotlightsRoom 203
Session chair: Lisa E. Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
8:30Flexible, Lightweight and Affordable Solar Cells
J. Yang, Solarmer Energy, Inc., US
8:50DuPont Photovoltaic Materials Innovation Technology Roadmap
H. Antoniadis, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, US
9:10Nanoengineering allowing low-cost high-efficiency silicon solar cells
M. Black, Bandgap Engineering, US
9:30Transforming Facades into Energy and Money Generating Assets with Solar Windows
U. Paret, Pythagoras Solar, US
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8:30Smart Grid Corporate Strategic InterestsGreat America J
Session chair: Paul Dickerson, Hayes Boone, US
8:30IBM Grid-Technology Strategic Interests
M. Habibi, IBM, US
8:45Lockheed Martin and the Smart Grid- A Technology Perspective
B. Lawrence, Lockheed Martin Corp., US
9:00SAIC Grid-Technology Strategic Interests
E. Naugle, SAIC, US
9:15Northeast Utilities -Technical Strategic Interests
C. Serna, Northeast Utilities, US
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8:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & EnergyRoom 210
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
8:30Bayer MaterialScience Innovation Partnering
K. Haider, Bayer MaterialScience, US
8:50Toray Industries-America Innovation Partnering
T. Yamashiki, Toray, US
9:10Dow Innovation Partnering
P. Ansems-Bancroft, Dow, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & AutomotiveRoom 210
Session chair: Brian Shedd, UCLA, US
10:30Schlumberger Innovation Partnering
J. Wong, Schlumberger, US
10:50Honda Innovation Partnering
C. Fau, Honda, US
11:10Hyundai Innovation Partnering
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventures, US
11:30bp Ventures
I. Dairanieh, bp Ventures, US
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11:00Solar: Corporate Strategic InterestsRoom 203
Session chair: Nitin Parekh, Venture Advisor, Tokyo Electron Venture Capital, US
11:00DuPont Solar-Technology Strategic Interests
P.L. Perry, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, US
11:15Applied MaterialsSolar-Technology Strategic Interests
K. Chen, Applied Materials, US
11:30Chevron’s Commercialization Partnership Program
J. Greenberger, Chevron Energy Solutions, US
11:45Beyond Grid Parity: The Decarbonization of Loads
E. Daniels, Bosch, US
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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: SpotlightsGreat America 2
Session chair: James Clark, University of York, UK
11:00Waste Flue Gas CO to Innovative Biofuel Production
J. Holmgren, LanzaTech, Inc., US
11:20Clean Production of Bioplastic and Bio-oil from Solar Energy and Carbon Dioxide
J. Yu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
11:40Sweet Sorghum Biorefinery for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Co-products
N.P. Nghiem, C.M. Nguyen, C.M. Drapcho, T.H. Walker, USDA Agricultural Research Service, US
12:00Increasing the Energy Density of Plant Biomass: Oil Production in Leaves
C. Hilder, Arcadia Biosciences, US
12:20Cooperation on the Development of Clean and High-efficiency Technology of Biomass
B. Shenwu, Energy Technology Corp., CN
12:40Low-cost, concentrated sugar production from lignocellulosic feedstocks
S. Mohapatra, R. Hemyeri, A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
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11:00Water Technololgy Corporate InterestsRoom 209
Session chair: Yaniv Scherson, NGen Star Corporation, US
11:00Dow Water-Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
B. Powers, Dow Water & Process Solutions, US
11:15GE’s Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
E. Hanson, GE Power & Water, US
11:30IBM Water-Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
D. Clark, IBM Smarter Water Management, US
11:45State of California Technology Needs in the Water-Energy Nexus
S. Chaudhry, CA Energy Commission, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Aerospace, Defense, TransportationRoom 212
Session chair: Christian Fau, Honda, Reviewer: Steve Sinton, Lockheed Martin, US (invited)
1:30Pressure Adaptive Honeycomb
A. Spitz, KU Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (KUCTC), US
1:40Streamlined Design of High-speed bus(Coach) for Fuel Economy and CO2 Reduction Clean Technology/Vehicle/Transportation Application
C.H. Kim, SNU of Science & Technology, KR
1:50Highly Durable Thermal Barrier Coatings for Use in Turbine Engines
D. Lozofsky, UCSB Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:00ZeroWire CE Wireless
B. Rake, Esker Technologies, US
2:10Broadband On Aircraft (BOA)
D. Johnson, 5-D Systems, Inc., US
2:20LiquidPiston Engine
A. Shkolnik, LiquidPiston, Inc., US
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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy InnovationsRoom 207
Session chair: George Petracek, Atrium Capital, Reviewer: Eric Daniels, Bosch, US
1:30Metallic Nano-antenna arrays for light sensing and harvesting of solar energy
L. Loev, Ramot at Tel Aviv University, Ltd., IL
1:40Light Trapping Laminate for Ultra-Thin PV Cells
S. Vasylyev, SVV Technology Innovations, Inc. (SVVTI), US
1:50Light Absorbing Polymeric Material for Organic Photovoltaic Devices
J. Azoulay, UCSB Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:00Microalgae harvesting with a simple, low cost process
E. Hockert, University of Minnesota, US
2:10Acidophilic Fungus for Biofuel Production and Additional Industrial Uses
G. Bloomer, Montana State University Technology Transfer, US
2:20Plant Oils to Jet Fuel and other High Value Chemicals
G. Bloomer, Montana State University Technology Transfer, US
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2:00CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
2:00Nextek Power
P. Savage, Nextek Power, US
A. Dillon, Varentec, US
2:24DERP Technologies
R. Lank, DERP Technologies, US
Z. Gentry, Enlighted, US
S. Shah, FirstFuel, US
3:00Primus Power
T. Stepien, Primus Power, US
3:12Pythagoras Solar
U. Paret, Pythagoras Solar, US
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2:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy InnovationsRoom 201
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, Reviewers: Karl Froelich, Prieto Battery, Eric Hanson, Aculon, US
2:30Graphene as Intermediate Layer in Tandem Solar Cell
T. Chong, National University of Singapore, SG
2:40Hollow Nanoparticles as Active and Durable Catalysts
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:50Catalysis of Biogas Production
B. Kogon, ICN - Institut Catala De Nanotecnologia, ES
3:00Regenerable Sorbent Technique for Capturing CO2 Using Immobilized Amine Sorbents
G. Darakos, URS Corporation at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
3:10Catalyst for hydrocarbon steam reforming and efficient hydrogen production for solid oxide fuel cells
R. Singh, Innovate Calgary, CA
3:20Energy Harvesting System with Piezoelectric Polymer
T. Nakajima, Tokyo University of Science, JP
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3:30CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
M. Kaplan, Retroficiency, US
B. Singh, WegoWise, US
3:42Xergy, Inc.
R. Williams, Xergy, Inc., US
3:54Simple Energy
Y. Lurie, Simple Energy, US
4:06Luon Energy
N. Luo, Luon Energy, US
4:18Ideal Power Converters
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
R. Brody, SustainX, US
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4:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials Energy ElectronicsRoom 210
Session chair: Belen Martinez-Lopez, CaramelTech, MX
4:30BASF Innovation Partnering
P. Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital, US
4:50Samsung Innovation Partnering
D.S. Kim, Samsung America, US
5:10Shell GameChanger Innovation Partnering
W. Rensink, Shell GameChanger, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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9:00Z-Park China Corporate ProgramGreat America J
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Venture Partnering: Materials Energy ElectronicsExpo Theater 1
Session chair: George Petracek, Atrium Capital, US
10:30Applied Ventures
A. Kamannavar, Applied Ventures, US
10:45Siemens Ventures
D. Mukerji, Siemens Ventures, US
11:00IBM Ventures
M. Denesuk, IBM Ventures, US
11:15Panasonic Ventures
I. Nydick, Panasonic Ventures, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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1:00TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & EfficiencyExpo Theater 1
Session chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, US
1:00High Efficiency Solid State Lighting
G. Powch, VerLASE Technologies, new subsidiary Versatilis LLC, US
1:10Solar Roofing
S. Amirkhanian, MAS-USA, US
1:20Transparent Photovoltaics for windows and mobile electronics
B. Howe, Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., US
1:30High Efficiency Rooftop Solar
Z. Abrams, Strider Solar, US
1:40Bio-based Chemicals from Carbon-rich Waste
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US
1:50Cellulosic sugar
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
2:00LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) Power Source--A New Green Technology
G. Miley, Lenuco, US
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2:30TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & ManagementExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Cheemin Bo-Linn, Peritus Partners, US
2:30Integrated Energy Efficiency System and Environmental Certificate Harvester for K-12 Schools and Universities
L. Ivie, Dragonfly Solutions, Inc., US
2:40Ballistic Breaker™
R. Faulkner, Ballistic Breaker Corporation, US
2:50Low cost nanostructured coatings fabrication technology
B. Kobrin, Rolith, Inc., US
3:00Dyverga Energy Corporation
H. Godwin, Dyverga Energy Corporation, CA
3:10Energy Scavenging Power Supply (ESPS)
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
3:20EXACTER Conditions-Based Analysis System for Electric Transmission and Distribution Networks
J. Lauletta, Exacter, Inc., US
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4:00TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Storage & HarvestingExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
4:00Rail Flex - Mechanical Motion Rectifier
H. Mariano, Harvest Energy, US
4:10High Performance Robotic Electric Vehicle Charger
K. Leary, PowerHydrant, US
4:20Smart Battery
T. Collins, KleenSpeed Technologies Inc., US
4:30High Performance, Low Cost, Solid State, Flexible Batteries
E. Shembel, Enerize Corporation, US
4:40Thermal Matrix Energy Storage (TMES)
S. Sutherland, Kelvin Storage Technologies, Inc., US
4:50High energy, high power titanium-based electrolytic capacitor materials
G. Welsch, Titanium Power Technologies, US
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
-Integrated Photocatalytic and Microbial Degradation of Kraft Lignin
A. Shende, M. Hussein, R. Bhosale, D. Harder-Heinz, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-The New OPEC
L. Pfaltzgraff, V. Budarin, J.H. Clark, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, UK
-Development of One-Step Jet Fuel Blend using Solid Acid Catalysts
S. Mohapatra, R. Hemeyari, A. Manesh, M. Misra, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
-Use of Bio-Diesel as an Alternative Fuel and its Effects on Environment
D.P. Mehta, A. Vennapureddy, Bradley University, US
-Bio-oil blend: next generation heating oil
R. Hemeyari, S. Mohapatra, A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
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Cleantech Industry Applications
-Commercial and Industrial Thermal Applications of MicroCSP
D.T. Kimura, Sopogy, US
-Driving Efficiency and Savings with a Next Generation Energy Management Solution
M. Zimmerman, J. Nardone, BuildingIQ, US
-Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Developments and Commercialization: Why ScCO2 can Displace Steam
M. Persichilli, A. Kacludis, E. Zdankiewicz, T. Held, Echogen Power Systems LLC, US
-Effect of Streamlined Design of High-speed Coach on Fuel Economy and Emission
C.H. Kim, J.H. Ha, Seoul National University of Science & Technology, KR
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Efficiency & Green Building
-Acoustic Power Recovery System for Thermoacoustic Cooling
D.E. Schwartz, S.R. Garner, J.R. Johnson, A.V. Tuganov, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-Innovative Green Roofing System
S. Amirkhanian, R. Tafferallo, MAS - USA, US
-Performance and Potential Applications of Direct Expansion Ground Source Heat Pump systems for Building Energy
A.M. Omer, University of Nottingham, UK
-Passive solar design features for a zero energy home in Babylon, Iraq
A. Al-Qaraguli, H. Alguriny, O. Chong, D. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Passive and active Solar Systems for High Schools in Babylon- Iraq: Design and Economic Study
A. Al-Qaragouli, H. Alguriny, O. Ching, R. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Technologies for Deep Reductions in Military Operational Energy Use
R. Brown, T. Sharp, M. Lindsey, S. Kiser, K. Andrews, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-Sodium Clusters for a Superior Light Source
H. Gokturk, Ecoken, US
-Multiple-Stage, Multiple-Objective (MSMO) Optimization, Systems Engineering and High-Performance Sustainable Building
A. Robinson, V. Chen, S. Ferreira, Energy and Resource Technology HUB, US

Special Symposium

Submit your commercially viable clean technology here for consideration to speak or showcase at confernece. Technologies in development or looking for pilot-level opportunities are encourage to submit here for review and exposure to corporate/utility matchmaking opportunities.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Smart Grid
  • Energy Storage
  • Biomass Energy
  • Solar PV/Thermal
  • Carbon Capture
  • Renewable Power
  • Direct Solar Fuels
  • Building Efficiency
  • Waste Heat Capture
  • Vehicle/Transportation
  • Water Applications
  • Conventional Energy
  • Energy Sensing/Monitoring
  • Green & Sustainable Products
  • Other

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

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Please contact: Chris Erb

2012 TechConnect Corporate Acceleration Partners:

Applied Materials
Fraunhofer TechBridge
Kauffman Foundation
Lockheed Martin
SK Innovation

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