Cleantech 2013 Program

Sessions

9:00Sunday - Technology Innovation Short Courses
5:00TechConnect Welcome & Short Course Mixer (no host), Belvedere Lobby Bar

Monday May 13

7:00Monday - TechConnect & National Innovation Summit Registration
8:15Techconnect World and National Innovation Summit - Keynotes
10:00Expo - Coffee Break
11:00Green Electronics
11:00Energy Storage
11:00NNI National Signature Initiative - Keynotes
11:00Carbon Capture I
11:00Innovation Spotlights: Electronics & Energy
11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special Session
12:00Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Expo Hall A
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion I
2:00Energy Storage: Batteries & Electrochemical Storage
2:00Carbon Capture II
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & Energy
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Energy
6:00Thermo Scientific - Open Workshop
7:00Student Mixer - National Pastime Sports Bar - Atrium Level (no host)
Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00
Solar: Technologies & Devices I - Posters 4:00
Green Chemistry & Materials - Posters 4:00
Renewable Energy Technologies - Posters 4:00

Tuesday May 14

8:30Keynote Panel: The Future of National & Global Innovation
10:00Expo - Coffee Break
10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials
11:00Energy Storage: Fuelcell Technologies & Applications
11:00Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
12:00Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Expo Hall A
1:00National SBIR Conference: Agency Roundtables (1:00 - 4:00) ALL Attendees Encouraged to Join
1:00SBIR Short Course - Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation (1300-1700, additional registration required)
1:00SBIR Short Course - Phase II SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation (1300-1700, additional registration required)
1:00SBIR Short Course - Cost Accounting and Passing an Audit (1300-1700, additional registration required)
1:30TechConnect Poster Session II
Solar: Technologies & Devices II - Posters 1:30
Power Grid & Distribution - Posters 1:30
Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas - Posters 1:30
Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels - Posters 1:30
2:30Innovation Spotlights: Transportation & Energy
3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion II
3:45Solar: Organic Solar Technologies
3:30Advanced Materials for Green Building
4:00Nanofluids: Oil & Gas Industry Applications
4:00Grid & Power Distribution
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Storage & Efficiency
5:30National Innovation & Federal Agency Showcase

Wednesday May 15

8:00National SBIR Conference - Opening Keynotes
8:30NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, Applications
8:30Solar: Novel Technologies for Solar
8:30Energy Storage: Supercapacitors & Magnetic Storage I
9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special Session
10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase - Coffee Break
10:15DOE, NASA, NIH & NSF SBIR/STTR: Program Summary
10:15DOD SBIR/STTR: Program Elements & Service/Component Summary
10:45DOD Services/Components Summary
10:15EPA, DHS, DOAg, DOT, NIST, NOAA: Program Summary
10:30Photonic Materials & Devices I
11:00Energy Storage: Supercapacitors & Magnetic Storage II
11:00Innovation Spotlights: Water
11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special Session
12:00Innovation Showcase Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Maryland Ballroom
1:00Agency One-on-One Meetings (1300-1700)
1:15Track 1: Commercialization & Partnering (Non-DOD)
1:15Non-DOD Agency Commercialization Programs and Expectations
2:05Developing Strong Commercialization (Transition) Plans
3:15Forming Partnerships with Large Firms (Non-DOD firms)
4:05Forming Partnerships: Universities, Federal Labs, FFRDCs
1:15Track 2: DOD Services and Components SBIR/STTR Programs
1:15What Are the Elements of Winning DOD Phase I and II Proposals?
2:05DOD Commercialization Readiness Program
3:15Partnering with DOD Prime Contractors
4:05What Should I Know About the DOD Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF)?
1:15Track 3: Application & Evaluation (Non-DOD)
1:15How Do I Apply For a Grant Using “Grants.gov”?
2:05What Constitutes a Winning Proposal for Granting Agencies?
3:15Does My Technology Have Varied Agency Applications? Find Out!
2:00Advanced Water Technologies
2:00Energy Storage: Novel Storage & Harvesting
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Management & Security
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Renewable & Novel Energy
4:00Understanding the Ins and Outs of University-Industry Collaborations and How to Benefit from Them - UIDP Special Session
5:00National Innovation & Federal Agency Showcase
7:00SBIR Innovators Mixer, National Pastime Sports Bar - Atrium Level (no-host)
5:00TechConnect Poster Session III
Water Technologies - Posters 5:00
Energy Storage & Novel Generation - Posters 5:00
NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, Applications - Posters 5:00
Advanced Materials for Green Building - Posters 5:00
7:00TechConnect Innovators Banquet (additional registration required)

Thursday May 16

8:15Agency One-on-One Meetings (0830-1200)
8:15Track 1: Operational Hurdles and Legal Issues Faced by Small Business
8:15What Should I Know About Fraud, Waste and Abuse?
9:05Data Rights – How Does SBIR/STTR Differ From Other Federal Programs?
10:15What should I know about ITAR?
11:05What Are My Options in Developing a Manufacturing Competency?
8:15Track 2: How Successful Small Businesses Have Used the SBIR and STTR Programs
8:15Small Firms Discuss the Keys to Their DOD SBIR Program Success
9:05Small Business Discuss the Keys to Their Non-DOD SBIR Program Success
10:15Pre-Award Accounting Systems
11:05What SBIR/STTR Support is Available at State, Regional or Local Levels?
8:15Track 3. Business Development and Success Stories
8:15Changes to Size Standard and Certification Process Based on SBIR Reauthorization
9:05How Do I Approach Potential Investors?
10:15Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Program

Sunday May 12

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9:00Sunday - Technology Innovation Short Courses
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5:00TechConnect Welcome & Short Course Mixer (no host), Belvedere Lobby Bar

Monday May 13

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7:00Monday - TechConnect & National Innovation Summit Registration
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8:15Techconnect World and National Innovation Summit - KeynotesPotomac A
8:15TechConnect Opening Remarks (invited presentation)
M. Laudon, TechConnect, US
8:30Nanomedicine Innovation, Commercialization and Societal Impact (invited presentation)
O. Farokhzad, Harvard Medical School, US (bio)
9:00Accelerating Adoption of Innovation (invited presentation)
L. Christodoulou, The Boeing Company, US (bio)
9:30Advanced Materials and Systems - Modern Industrial Research with Partners (invited presentation)
J. Rieger, BASF, Advanced Materials & Research - Technology Incubation, DE (bio)
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10:00Expo - Coffee BreakExpo Hall A
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11:00Green ElectronicsAnnapolis 4
Session chair: Douglas Keszler, Oregon State University, US
11:00Electronic Materials from Water (invited presentation)
D. Keszler, Oregon State University, US (bio)
11:25Life Cycle Analysis of Plastics in Southeast Queensland – Recycled Plastics versus Bio plastics in Electronics
M. Neeli, M. Okine, D.V. Thiel, Griffith University, AU
12:10Designing Functional Materials for Energy and Environment: Thermoelectrics to Cool Pigments (invited presentation)
M. Subramanian, Oregon State University, US (bio)
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11:00Energy StorageWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
11:00Energy Storage (invited presentation)
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
11:25Advanced Vanadium Compact Flow Batteries for Renewable Integration (invited presentation)
Z.G. Yang, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, US (bio)
11:50Thermal Energy Storage: A Vital element in our Energy Future (invited presentation)
M. MacCracken, CALMAC Manufacturing Corp., US (bio)
12:15Storage Arrays as a Commercial Grid Resource (invited presentation)
C. Shelton, AES Energy Storage, US (bio)
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11:00NNI National Signature Initiative - KeynotesBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Lisa Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
-NNI Signature Initiative - Keynote OverviewA. Carim, Office of Science & Technology Policy, White House, US
-Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and ConversionG. Maracas, NSF, US
-Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the FutureM. Meador, NASA, US
-Nanoelectronics for 2020 and BeyondC. Richter, NIST, US
-Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI): Enabling National Leadership in Sustainable DesignD. Hess, NSF, US
-Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the EnvironmentD. Farrell, NIH, US
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11:00Carbon Capture IBaltimore 4
Session chair: Robert Quinn, Air Products and Chemicals & Elizabeth Burton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
11:00Coal: Contributing to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Energy Strategy (invited presentation)
D. Mollot, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
11:25Assessment of Carbon Capture for Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) Power Plants (invited presentation)
R. Myhre, Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc., US (bio)
11:50Advanced Materials and Process for CO2 Removal from Flue Gas
J. Sweeney, M. Petruska, D. Carruthers, M. Hornbostel, G. Krishnan, ATMI Inc., US
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11:00Innovation Spotlights: Electronics & EnergyPotomac 1
Session chair: Keith Ritala, KERTECH & Associates, Reviewers: Panasonic, Bosch, Applied Ventures, Omron
11:00Panasonic - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Nydick, Panasonic Ventures, US (bio)
11:15Bosch - Strategic Innovation Interests
E. Daniels, Robert Bosch LLC, US (bio)
11:30Omron - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Uchida, Omron, JP (bio)
11:45Applied Ventures - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kamannavar, Applied Ventures, US (bio)
12:10Scalable Nanopatterning using Roll-based Jet and FlashTM Imprint Lithography
P. Hofemann, Molecular Imprints Inc., US
12:17Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
G. Nielson, Sandia National Laboratories, US
12:24Circuits in Plastic Technology
M. Neeli, Griffith University, AU
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11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special SessionPotomac 2
-Chemistry & Materials for a Sustainable Future
S. Dimovski, BASF, US
-D. Blackwood, BASF, US
-P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
-C. Machemer, The Rockefeller Group, US (bio)
-W. Rensink, Shell International Exploration and Pro Game Changer, US (bio)
-R. Goerck, BASF, US (bio)
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12:00Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Expo Hall AExpo Hall A
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2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Kris A. Bertness, NIST, US
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative: Vision and Opportunities (invited presentation)
G. Maracas, National Science Foundation, US (bio)
2:10Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells: Lowering the Cost of Solar Electricity (invited presentation)
M.R. Black, Bandgap Engineering, US (bio)
2:35Nanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells (invited presentation)
A. Shoji Hall, M. Faryad, G.D. Barber, L. Liu, M. Solano, T.S. Mayer, A. Lakhtakia, P. Monk, T.E. Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University, US (bio)
3:00Efficient broadband conversion via quantum dots with built-in charge
A. Sergeev, K. Sablon, N. Vagidov, J. Little, V. Mitin, University at Buffalo, US
3:20Enhancement of GaAs solar cell efficiency by type-II GaSb quantum dots located outside ofthe depletion region
A. Kechiantz, A. Afanasev, J.-L. Lazzari, The George Washington University, US
3:40Nanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy (invited presentation)
T.M. Wallis, A. Imtiaz, J. Weber, P. Kabos, M. Brubaker, N.A. Sanford, K.A. Bertness, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US (bio)
4:05A Focused Super-Continuum Solar Simulator for Illuminated Solar Cell Microscopy (invited presentation)
T. Dennis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
4:30Nanofluids for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications (invited presentation)
D. Singh, Argonne, US (bio)
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2:00Energy Storage: Batteries & Electrochemical StorageWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Karen Waldrip, Sandia National Laboratory, US
2:00Progress on Magnesium Batteries (invited presentation)
T.S. Arthur, F. Mizuno, Toyota Research Institute of North America, US (bio)
2:25Low cost carbon-silicon nanostructures for high performance electrochemical anode materials
N. Badi, J. Kodali, F.R. Hernandez, A. Okonkwo, M. Hobosyan, K.S. Martirosyan, University of Houston, US
2:45Graphene-based Next Generation Li Batteries
J. Lettow and C. Martin, Vorbeck Materials Corp, US
3:05Tin Nanoneedles: A High Performance, Cost Effective, Industry-Scalable Anode Technology for Lithium-ion Batteries
M.G. Norton, D.T. Mackay, L.A. Heersema, Washington State University, US
3:25Electrochemical Energy Storage Development at PNNL
V. Sprenkle, W. Wang, D. Reed, J.Y. Kim, E. Thomsen, G. Li, X. Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
3:45All-solid-state thin film batteries – Processing and properties
J. Feng, J. Zhu, K. Zeng, L. Lu, National University of Singapore, SG
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2:00Carbon Capture IIBaltimore 4
Session chair: Robert Quinn, Air Products and Chemicals & Elizabeth Burton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
2:00CO2 Capture by Adsorption Processes (invited presentation)
P.A. Webley, Melbourne School of Engineering, AU (bio)
2:25Amine-Containing Nanoporous Materials for CO2 Removal
A. Sayari, University of Ottawa, CA
2:45Engineering Amine-Based Solid Adsorbents for Carbon Capture from Dilute CO2 Streams
D. Andirova, Y. Lei, C. Cogswell, S. Choi, Northeastern University, US
3:05Polyol–clay matrices with improved hydrophilic character and affinity towards CO2 - Attempts to CO2 concentration at room temperature
S. Nousir, K. Ghomari, R. Roy, A. Azzouz, University of Quebec at Montreal, CA
3:25Ionic Liquids for CO2 capture
F. Stiemke, B. Iliev, G. Adamová, T.J.S. Schubert, G. Romanos, M. Kroon, IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies Inc., US
3:45Enzymatic Technology for Low-Cost CO2 Capture
J. Carley, CO2 Solutions Inc., CA
4:05Advanced Membrane Design for Improved Carbon Dioxide Capture
N.C. Nwogu, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Ron Beech, Angstron Materials, Reviewers: Boeing, Capewell, Navy
2:00Boeing - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Metoyer, Boeing, US (bio)
2:15Capewell - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Boerenko, Capewell, US (bio)
2:30Navy - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Tindal, U.S. Navy, US (bio)
3:00Solar Fuel Corporation: Converting Sun, Water and CO2 to hydrogen or syngas
K. Bowles, Solar Fuel Corporation, US
3:07NSPECT Portable Imaging Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (NSPECT)
T. Carrier, University of New Hampshire Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization, US
3:14Therm-E-Log - Visual,Temperature Exposure History Logger
U. Sampathkumaran, InnoSense LLC, US
3:21Conductive Composites
G. Hansen, Conductive Composites Company, US
3:28Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) Devices for Phased Array Systems
P. Morton, Morton Photonics Inc, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA, Reviewers: Lockheed Martin, SK Innovation, SABIC
4:00Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Earles, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
4:15SK Innovation - Strategic Innovation Interests
Y.K. Lee, SK Innovation, SK (bio)
4:30Sabic - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Amarasekera, SABIC, US (bio)
5:00Scalable Biosurfactant Synthesis
B. Berger, Lehigh University, US
5:07CarbonFlex, Flexible Composite Material
W. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
5:14Structural color optical reflecting microplatelets
B. Wang, Svaya Nanotechnologies, US
5:21Bio-based chemicals from waste-derived syngas
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US
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6:00Thermo Scientific - Open WorkshopAnnapolis 1-2
-Building Better Batteries: Ramna Spectroscopy as an Essential Tool for Evaluating New Lithium Ion Battery Components (invited presentation)
R. Heintz, M. Wall, Thermo Scientific, US
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7:00Student Mixer - National Pastime Sports Bar - Atrium Level (no host)
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Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Ternary Metal Oxide Nanowires and a Physical Approach for Quantum Dot Deposition
W. Wang, University of Wyoming, US
-An aqueous nanoparticle TiO2 formulation for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells
R. Lupitskyy, V. Vendra, T. Druffel, University of Louisville, US
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Solar: Technologies & Devices I - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Opto-Electrical Study of Spectrally Enhanced Thin Film Solar Devices
S. Hajimirza, J.R. Howell, The University of Texas at Austin, US
-Thermally Stable 2-D Pgotonic Crystals for Solar Thermophotovoltaics
H.J. Lee, K. Smyth, S.G. Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
-New route for growing of ZnO seed layer using SILAR method
E. Galego, M.M. Serna, L.V. Ramanathan, IPEN-CNEN/SP, BR
-Statistical Analysis of Electroplated Indium (III) Sulfide (In2S3) Films, a Potential Buffer Material for PV (Heterojucntion Solar Cells) Systems, using Organic Electrolytes
M. Ali Mughal, M.J. Newell, J. Vangilder, S. Thapa, J. Hall, D. McNew, F. Felizco, K. Wood, R. Engelken, B.R. Carroll, J.B. Johnson, Arkansas State University, US
-Solar automated greenhouse
F. Rabago, E. de Santago, J.I. Moncada, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, MX
-Plasmonic Enhanced Light Trapping in a P3HT Photovoltaic
S. Shepard, D. BakshiGupta, G. St. Luce, Louisiana Tech University, US
-A Generalized Model for Global Solar Radiation in South Africa Using Multiple Weather Elements as Predictors
C.C. Enweremadu, A.A. Adeala, Z. Huan, University of South Africa, ZA
-Adsorption kinetics of the Ruthenium-dyes onto TiO2 for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
T.C.-K. Yang, S-F Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, TW
-Investigation on energy conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell with patterned FTO electrode
Y.-C. Wang, C.-P Cho, National Chi Nan University, TW
-Structure-Stability Relationships for Graphene-Wrapped Fullerene-Coated Carbon Nanotubes and Their Photovoltaic Applications
V.C. Tung, UC Merced, US
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Green Chemistry & Materials - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Silica Nanosprings™ as Support Material for Enzyme Based Continuous Flow Reactors
M.G. Norton, D.C. Hyatt, M. Yahvah, Washington State University, US
-The Use of Genetically Enhanced Biocatalyst to Convert Greenhouse Gases Into Plastic
M. Herrema, Newlight Technologies, LLC, US
-Development of Innovative Packaging Characterized by Active Thermal Insulation Properties
P. Garbagnoli, L. Altomare, B. Del Curto, L. De Nardo, A. Cigada, Politecnico di Milano, IT
-Electrospinning of decorated nanofibers with active cerium oxide nanoparticles
N. Shehata, I. Hassounah, K. Meehan, J. Camelio, Virginia tech, US
-Photocatalytic Performance of Ag modified and doped TiO2 nanoparticles
C.-P. Cho, L.-H. Chang, National Chi Nan University, TW
-Quinaldine and Indole based pH Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor and their application of nanofiber
J.S. Bae, S.H. Kim, Y-A. Son D.H. Lee, KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, KR
-Environmental Detection Tool With Orgnic Chemosensor Material: Fluorescent Probe Toward Metal Cations
Y. Son, H. Kim, J. Bae and D. Lee, Chungnam National University, KR
-Stretch Roll Forming
V. Madhavan, P. Swaminathan, M. Kashani, A. Shah, Fairmount Technologies, US
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Renewable Energy Technologies - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Clean energies for sustainable development and built environment
A.M. Omer, UON, UK
-A new strategy of using unstable offshore wind power by combination with pumped storage generation with reversible pump turbine
Y. Zhai, J. Ma, M. Mitobe, S. Uehara, S. Gon and A. Sugawara, Niigata university, JP
-Design and Testing of a High-Efficiency Hydrokinetic Turbine
E. Richard White, F.D. Ferguson, A.J. Asterita, ViGYAN, Inc., US
-Building Smart Cities in India: some challenges
S.D. Hegde, R.M. Holmukhe, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), IN
-Nanostructured PVA Anion Exchange Membranes for Enhanced Performance of Fuel Cells
H. Aglan, K. Sharmin, S. Sultana, Tuskegee University, US

Tuesday May 14

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8:30Keynote Panel: The Future of National & Global InnovationPotomac A
-B. Gordon, K&L Gates, Former Representative, Tennessee, US (bio)
-S. Burke, DoD, Assitant Secretary of Defense for Operations Energy Plans & Programs, US (bio)
-R. Hultgren, State of Illinois, U.S. Congressman, US (bio)
-R. Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, US (bio)
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10:00Expo - Coffee BreakExpo Hall A
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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced MaterialsPotomac 1
Session chair: Saeed Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA, Reviewers: BASF, Dow, Solvay, Jakob Bredsguard, Biosynthetic Technologies
10:30BASF - Strategic Innovation Interests
V. Schaedler, BASF, US (bio)
10:45Dow - Strategic Innovation Interests
P. Ansems-Bancroft, Dow Chemical, US (bio)
11:00Solvay - Strategic Innovation Interests
J.L. Launes, Solvay, US (bio)
11:30Gold Nanoprisms Activate Catalytic Platinum
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
11:37Shape Memory Polymers
P. Emmerling, University of Rochester, Office of Technology Transfer, US
11:51Flexible Insulation for Tents and Buildings
S. Jewett, PCSI, US
11:58Transparent Silicone based nano-composites filled with inorganic nano-fillers
J. Propst, University of South Carolina, US
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11:00Energy Storage: Fuelcell Technologies & ApplicationsChesapeake G-I
Session chair: Satish Nune, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
11:00High-Performance Molybdenum Dioxide (MoO2)-Based Anode for Liquid Hydrocarbon-Fueled SOFC
M.G. Norton, B.W. Kwon, S. Ha, Washington State University, US
11:20Scalable Nanometric Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
M. Tsuchiya, SiEnergy Systems, LLC, US
11:40Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes and Electrodes for Fuel Cells
R. Wycisk, J. Ballengee, J.W. Park, M. Brodt, P.N. Pintauro, Vanderbilt University, US
12:00Decomposition of Methanol Catalyzed by Cu-ZnO@C
C.-I. Hong, H.Y. Kang, F-C Chang, H. Paul Wang, National Cheng Kung University, TW
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11:00Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasPotomac 5
Session chair: Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, Hess Corporation, US
11:00Technical Challenges Facing the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry (invited presentation)
W.C. Capdevielle, Hess Corporation, US (bio)
11:25Can nanotechnology provide innovative, affordable elastomer solutions to oil and gas service industry challenges? (invited presentation)
D. Banta, Weatherford International, US (bio)
11:50Nanotech's Value to the Oil and Gas Industry (invited presentation)
N. Krishnamurthy, Lux Research, US (bio)
12:15Discovering Strategic Innovations through Tactical Research (invited presentation)
J. Belfiore, IHS Goldfire, US (bio)
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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & FuelsBaltimore 3
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00Driving Innovation in Established Markets: A Discussion on Estolides (a bio sourced synthetic) in the Lubricant Industry (invited presentation)
J. Bredsguard, Biosynthetic Technologies, US (bio)
11:25Valorization of by-product streams from the pulp and paper industry for succinic acid production
C. Pateraki, M. Alexandri, H. Papapostolou, A. Vlysidis, S. Papanikolaou, A. Koutinas, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
11:45Pretreatment and Fractionation of Wheat Straw for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Co-products in a Biorefinery
X. Zhang, N.P. Nghiem, USDA ARS Eastern Regional Research Center, US
12:05Potential cost reduction of cellulosic biomass saccharification by fungal crude enzyme–commercial enzyme cocktail
A. Nanjundaswamy, B. Okeke, Auburn University Montgmery, US
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12:00Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Expo Hall AExpo Hall A
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1:00National SBIR Conference: Agency Roundtables (1:00 - 4:00) ALL Attendees Encouraged to JoinExpo Hall A
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1:00SBIR Short Course - Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation (1300-1700, additional registration required)Chesapeake 1-2
Session chair: Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., US
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1:00SBIR Short Course - Phase II SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation (1300-1700, additional registration required)Chesapeake K
Session chair: Mark Henry, Grow Emerging Companies LLC, US
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1:00SBIR Short Course - Cost Accounting and Passing an Audit (1300-1700, additional registration required)Chesapeake L
Session chair: Ed James, Jameson & Company, CPAs, US
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1:30TechConnect Poster Session IIExpo Hall A
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Solar: Technologies & Devices II - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Photocatalytic Performance of Cu/TiO2-xNx Nanotube Arrays Enhanced by Surface Plasmon Resonance and Application in Hydrogen Evolution by Water Splitting
L. Kang, E. Liu, X. Hu, J. Fan, F. Wu, X. Fan, W. Hou, H. Wu, Q. Wang, Northwest University, CN
-CeF3 Fullerene-like Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Upconversion Properties and Application in Photocatalysis Reduction of CO2
W. Hou, J. Fan, X. Hu, E. Liu, F. Wu, Y. Yang, L. Kang, Q. Zhang, X. Sun, Northwest University, CN
-Transfer of asymmetric free-standing TiO2 nanowire films for high efficiency flexible dye-sensitized solar cells
Z. Xue, L. Wang, B. Liu, National University of Singapore, SG
-XRD and SEM studies on annealed nanocrystalline titanium dioxide powder
S.S. Babkair, A.A. Ansari, N.N. Al-Qurashi, King Abdulaziz University, SA
-Deposition of TiO2/Ni/CuO/ITO multi-layered cell for solar-driven water splitting
K-R Wu, National Kaohsiung Marine University, TW
-Experimental realization of theory predicted high absorption earth-abundant Cu-V-VI solar absorbers
R.S. Kokenyesi, L. Yu, A. Zunger, D.A. Keszler, Oregon State University, US
-Y2O3:Eu3+, Tb3+ sphere particles doped anti-reflection and wavelength conversion bifunctional films: Synthesis and application to solar cells
R. Ji, X. Hu, M. Tian, L. Han, F. Jun, L. Wang, S. Zhan, Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, Northwest University, CN
-Dry Plasma Synthesis of Pt-NPs/MWNT Nanohybrids and Their Application on the Counter Electrode of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
V.-D. Dao, H.-S. Choi, Chungnam National University, KR
-Au nanoparticles decorated hydrothermally processed rutile TiO2 nanorods for photoelectrochemical water splitting
B. Sun, T. Shi, W. Sheng, T. Jiang, G. Liao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CN
-High open-circuit voltage bulk-heterojunction solar cells by using new dendritic acceptor material
T. Alshahrani, A EL-Betany, M. Mabrook, H. Tai, N.B. McKeown, Bangor University, UK
-Water Splitting for H2 Production using Visible-light-responsive Photocatalysts
J. Huang, G. Zhang, W. Zhang, P. Wang, D. Minakata, Y. Chen, J. Crittenden, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
-Opportunities and Current Activities in Nanomanufacturing in Support of NASA Mission Needs
M.A. Meador, NASA Glenn Research Center, US
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Power Grid & Distribution - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Self-Sufficient Smart-Grid Sensor Nodes and Architecture
J. Carland, A. Oberbeck, M. Umeda, J. Cumming, T. Wilkey, M. Fripp, A. Kuh, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Infrared Sensor Interference Isolation for Low-Cost Three-Dimensional Anemometers
J. Hirano, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Thermodynamic Availability Sources from Inertial Energy
A. Celorio-Villasenor, NATURBO Technology Centers, MX
-Rapid Prototyping of Self-Sufficient Environmental Sensor Modules using Laser-Cut Parts
M. Umeda, N. Parks, A. Oberbeck, A. Kuh, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
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Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Direct catalytic liquefaction of low-volatile hydrocarbons to clean light liquid fuels
P.S. Ganguli, Energy Catalysis, Inc., US
-Effect of Magnetic Field on Rheological Behavior of Highly Paraffinic Oils of Western Kazakhstan
A.D. Sheikh-Ali, Institute of Rheotechnologies LLC, KZ
-Nano-Structured Steel Forgings
C.C. Chen, E.Y. Chen, Transition45 Technologies, Inc., US
-Fiber Optic Sensors for High Temperature Monitoring
P. Rinaudo, B. Torres Górriz, D. Barrera Villar, S. Sales Maicas, P.A. Calderón García and I. Javier Payá-Zaforteza., Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), ES
-Multifunctional Materials for Oil and Gas Applications
Dr. Vinod Veedu, Dr. Venkat Kamavaram, Dr. Ganesh Arumugam, Dr. Ashavani Kumar, Mr. Sumil Thapa, Oceanit, US
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Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Determining the environmental benefit of artificial spider silk products
A.Y. Lauterbach, T. Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, DE
-From Biogas To Syngas Over Ni Incorporated Ca and Mg Based Hydrotalcite-Like Catalysts
S. Yasyerli, G. Topaloglu, G. Dogu, Gazi University, TR
-Developing confectionery industry biorefineries
S. Tsakona, N. Kopsahelis, A. Chatzifragkou, S. Papanikolaou, A.A. Koutinas, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
-Lignocellulosic sugars as co-substrates for single cell oil and γ-linolenic acid production by Thamnidium elegans
E. Zikou, A. Chatzifragkou, A.A. Koutinas, S. Papanikolaou, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
-Development antioxidants synthesized by phase transfer catalysts for lubricating oil
N. Elmehbad, Nagran University, SA
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2:30Innovation Spotlights: Transportation & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA, Reviewers: Honda, bp, Hyundai, Pioneer Natural Resources
2:30Honda - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Fau, Honda R&D America, US (bio)
2:45Hyundai - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventues, US (bio)
3:00bp - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Dairanieh, bp, US (bio)
3:15Pioneer - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Halbouty, Pioneer Natural Resources, US (bio)
3:45Automated Winter Road Surface Condition Monitoring System
L. Loerchner, University of Waterloo - WatCo, CA
3:52Direct catalytic liquefaction of low-volatile hydrocarbons to clean liquid fuels
P. Ganguli, Energy Catalysis, Inc., US
3:59Nano-Structured Nobel Metal Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming
K. Klos, URS for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
4:06Embedded ARINC 653 Hypervisor for High Assurance of Safety and Security
P. Skentzos, DornerWorks, US
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3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IIWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Lenny Tinker, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:00Finding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells (invited presentation)
T.J. Meyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US (bio)
3:25Self-Assembly of Squaraine Dyes: A Thermodynamic Exploration of Aggregation on Device Properties
S. Spencer, V. Murcia, P. Heaphy, C. Bougher, B. Conrad, S. Misture, J. Cody, C. Collison, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
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3:45Solar: Organic Solar TechnologiesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Lenny Tinker, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:45Exploring the IR-limit of the Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion: Tetraaryltetraanthra[2,3]porphyrin - family
M. Filatov, I. Ilieva, K. Landfester, S. Baluschev, MPIP, DE
4:05Effects of ZnO buffer layer and depth profiling analysis of bulk heterojunction organic solar cells
P.S. Mbule, T.-H. Kim, B.-S. Kim, H.C. Swart, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, University of the Free State, ZA
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3:30Advanced Materials for Green BuildingPotomac 3
Session chair: Leshika Samarasinghe, Cleantech, Alexandria Venture Investments, US
3:30High Efficiency Nanofiber Reflectors for Lighting Applications
J. Lynn Davis, RTI International, US
3:50Self-cleaning ability and cooling effect of TiO2-containing mortars
M.V. Diamanti, R. Paolini, M. Zinzi, M. Ormellese, M. Fiori, MP. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
4:10Evaluation of PCM-cardboard composite materials in dynamic thermal conditions
M. Musitelli, P. Garbagnoli, M.V. Diamanti, B. Del Curto, M. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
4:30Minimize Thermal Edge Losses with Stainless Steel Envelopes for Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)
A.D. Feinerman, P. Gupta, C. Foster, D.W. Yarbrough, J. Kosny, Thermal Conservation Technologies, US
4:50Life Cycle Assessment of a Nano TiO2 Coating Self-Cleaning Float Glass
M. Pini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT
5:10Technology Prioritization: Transforming the U.S. Building Stock to Embrace Energy Efficiency
O. Abdelaziz, A. Abramson, P. Phelan, U.S. Department of Energy, US
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4:00Nanofluids: Oil & Gas Industry ApplicationsPotomac 5
Session chair: Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, Hess Corporation, US
4:00An Integrated Approach for Experimentation and Modeling of Flow and Transport in Porous Media at Macro, Miro, and Nano Scales (invited presentation)
M. Piri, University of Wyoming, US (bio)
4:25Mobility of paramagnetic nanoparticles in porous media
Y. Wang, H. Bagaria, X. Zhang, K. Johnson, LM. Abriola, KD. Pennell, Tufts University, US
4:45CANCELED - Nanofluidics: Wetting and Spreading Phenomena and Applications
D. Wasan, A. Nikolov, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
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4:00Grid & Power DistributionChesapeake 11-12
4:00National Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage
M. Kintner-Meyer, P. Balducci, C. Jin, T. Nguyen, M. Elizondo, V. Viswanathan, Y. Zhang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
4:20Demand-Side Response from Industrial Loads
M. Starke, D. Letto, N. Alkadi, R. George, B. Johnson, K. Dowling, S. Khan, ENBALA Power Networks, CA
4:40Bridging the Legacy and the Smart Grid: the Power Continuity Unit
R. Lank, S. Trivedi, DERP Technologies, LLC, US
5:00Directly Coupled(r) Direct Current Microgrids
P. Savage, J. Daudert, Nextek Power Systems, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Storage & EfficiencyPotomac 1
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, Reviewers: Shell, ABB, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand
4:00Shell GameChanger - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Fok, Shell, NL (bio)
4:15ABB - Strategic Innovation Interests
A.L. Goodson, ABB Inc., US (bio)
4:30Siemens - Strategic Innovation Interests
F. Arman, Siemens, US (bio)
4:45Ingersoll Rand - Strategic Innovation Interests
S. McBride, Ingersoll Rand, US (bio)
5:15Very High Capacity Silicon Graphene Composite Li-ion Anode Material
P. Roberts, California Lithium Battery Inc., US
5:22Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Materials
J. Caldwell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
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5:30National Innovation & Federal Agency ShowcaseMaryland

Wednesday May 15

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8:00National SBIR Conference - Opening KeynotesPotomac A
8:00Welcome and Introductions (invited presentation)
P. Raghavan, SBA, US (bio)
8:05SBIR National Conference - Event Welcome (invited presentation)
T. Park, Chief Technology Officer, The White House, US (bio)
8:30SBIR/STTR 101 – The Ins and Outs of Both Programs and this Conference (invited presentation)
M. Portnoy, NIH, US (bio)
9:00SBIR/STTR 101 – The Ins and Outs of Both Programs and this Conference (invited presentation)
J. Williams, Dept. of the Navy, US (bio)
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8:30NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, ApplicationsPotomac 1
Session chair: Steven Winston, Steven Winston & Associates, US
8:30The NanoNuclear Frontier; A Largely Unexplored Intersection (invited presentation)
S.J. Winston, Steven Winston & Associates, US (bio)
8:55Nanonuclear Technology: Perspectives, Vision and Future Directions (invited presentation)
B.M. Segal, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:20Designer nanocomposite materials for future nuclear reactors (invited presentation)
M.J. Demkowicz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US (bio)
9:45Nanofluid applications in Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Mitigation (invited presentation)
L-W Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US (bio)
10:10SiC-Based High-Temperature Alpha Detectors (invited presentation)
W. Windl, Ohio State University, US (bio)
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8:30Solar: Novel Technologies for SolarAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Kris Bertness, NIST, US
8:30Nanostrucutres which can survive the high temperature solar applications
H.J. Lee, K. Smyth, S-G Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
8:50Luminescent Solar Concentrator windows for sustainable electricity generation over agricultural land
C. Corrado, S.W. Leow, M. Osborn, S. Alavi, L.E. Bebout, G.B. Alers, L. Prufert-Bebout, S.A. Carter, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
9:10Three-dimensional panel configurations to reduce wind load and increase passive convection cooling of photovoltaic surface on solar tracking systems
R. Edgar, S. Cochard, Z. Stachurski, Australian National University, AU
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8:30Energy Storage: Supercapacitors & Magnetic Storage IWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Gary Yang, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, US
8:30High Performance Supercapacitors Based on Thermal Reduced Graphene Oxide
D. Perego, S. Franz, M. Bestetti, C. Borioli, Politecnico di Milano, IT
8:50Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of Hierarchical Nanoporous Carbon Architectures
S.K. Nune, P. Meduri, J.P. Lemmon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
9:10Pseudocapacitive random and aligned nano-porous electrode materials for supercapacitors
B. Saruhan, Y. Gönüllü, B. Arndt, German Aerospace Center, DE
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9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
-M. Paulus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US (bio)
-K. Edmonds, U.S. Department of Energy, US
-C. Bybee, ARCH Venture Partners, US (bio)
-B. Farris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US (bio)
-R. Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US (bio)
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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase - Coffee BreakMaryland
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10:15DOE, NASA, NIH & NSF SBIR/STTR: Program SummaryAnnapolis 1-2
Session chair: Edsel Brown, SBA, Office of Innovation & Investment, US
-L. Fedorkova, NIH, US (bio)
-M. Oliver, DOE, US
-R. Leshner, NASA, US (bio)
-J. Hennessey, NSF, US (bio)
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10:15DOD SBIR/STTR: Program Elements & Service/Component SummaryAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Chris Rinaldi, OSD, US
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10:45DOD Services/Components SummaryAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Chris Rinaldi, OSD, US
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10:15EPA, DHS, DOAg, DOT, NIST, NOAA: Program SummaryBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Elissa Sobolewski, DHS, US
-A. Richards, EPA, US (bio)
-M. Clague, NIST, US (bio)
-K. Wright, NOAA, US (bio)
-M. Wong, DOT, US (bio)
-E. Metz, DOEd, US (bio)
-C. Cleland, USDA, US
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10:30Photonic Materials & Devices IChesapeake 7-9
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, US
10:30Photonic wire biosensor microarray chip and instrumentation: application to serotyping of Escherichia coli isolates (invited presentation)
S. Janz, D.-X. Xu, M. Vachon, N. Sabourin, P. Cheben, H. McIntosh, H. Ding, S. Wang, J.H. Schmid, A. Delâge, J. Lapointe, A. Densmore, R. Ma, W. Sinclair, S.M. Logan, R. MacKenzie, Q.Y. Liu, D. Zhang, G. Lopinski, O. Mozenson, M. Gilmour, H. Tabor, National Research Council, Canada, CA (bio)
10:55Nanophotonic Materials and Devices for Solar Energy and Bio-sensing Applications (invited presentation)
K. Aydin, Northwestern University, US (bio)
11:20Monolithic integration of (In,Ga)As nanowire light emitting diodes on Silicon
A. Tahraoui, E. Dimakis, M. Ramsteiner, U. Jahn, O. Brandt, H. Riechert, L. Geelhaar, Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, DE
11:40Surface Plasmons in Next-Generation Conjugated Polymer Optoelectronics: A Help or a Hindrance?
D.M.O. Carroll, B. Yu, C. Petoukhoff, J. Kohl, Rutgers University, US
12:00Analysis of Pulsed-laser Plasmon-enhanced Photothermal Energy Transfer with Applications
F. Alali, I. Karampelas, Y.H. Kim, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo, US
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11:00Energy Storage: Supercapacitors & Magnetic Storage IIWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Gary Yang, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, US
11:00Three-dimensional Core@Shell Nano-Array Electrodes for Integrated Lithium-Ion Microbatteries
Y. Mao, X. Sun, Q. Li, Y. Lv, University of Texas-Pan American, US
11:20Flexible and Turnable Biomimetic Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex (PDC) Supercapacitors
J. Thornton, C. Christelle, E.T. Chen, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
11:40Novel Electrolytes for Supercapacitors
F. Stiemke, B. Blumenröder, T.J.S. Schubert, IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies Inc., US
12:00Synthesis and characterization of Al-Al2O3/PVDF core-shell nanodieletrics for energy storage
N. Badi, R. Mekala, University of Houston, US
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11:00Innovation Spotlights: WaterPotomac 2
Session chair: Armin Volkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Reviewers: Dow, GE
11:00Dow - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Powers, Dow Chemical, US (bio)
11:15GE - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Aneja, General Electric, US (bio)
11:45Global network of drinking water filtration systems
S. Kuzara, Vyykn, US
11:52Novel Nanopore Membrane Technology Recovers Energy from Industrial Effluents
M. Reeves, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
11:59Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Based Devices for smart grid and clean water
J. Grzyb, HexaTech, US
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11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Cheryl Fragiadakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-A. Norman, United Technologies Research Center, US (bio)
-B. Brown, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
-S. Petrash, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, US (bio)
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12:00Innovation Showcase Networking Lunch (for purchase) - Maryland BallroomMaryland
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1:00Agency One-on-One Meetings (1300-1700)Maryland
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1:15Track 1: Commercialization & Partnering (Non-DOD)Annapolis 1-2
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1:15Non-DOD Agency Commercialization Programs and ExpectationsAnnapolis 1-2
Session chair: Russ Farmer, ReliAscent, Inc., US
-C. Cleland, USDA, US
-M. Oliver, DOE, US (bio)
-F. Barros, DHA, US
-R. Leshner, NASA, US
-L. Fedorkova, NIH, US
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2:05Developing Strong Commercialization (Transition) PlansAnnapolis 1-2
Session chair: Chris O'Gwin, DOE SBIR/STTR Program Office
-C. Rabke, Dawnbreaker, US (bio)
-N. Kaplan, Foresight, US (bio)
-R. Shukla, LARTA Institute, US (bio)
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3:15Forming Partnerships with Large Firms (Non-DOD firms) Annapolis 1-2
Session chair: Lenka Fedorkova, NIH, US
-W. Miller, Shell Oil, US
-C. Cotton, GE Energy, US (bio)
-G. Bruner, Phillips Inc., US
-J. Burczak, GE Global Research, US
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4:05Forming Partnerships: Universities, Federal Labs, FFRDCsAnnapolis 1-2
Session chair: Rick Shindell, Zyn Systems
-J. Sankar, North Carolina A&T State U., US (bio)
-J. Susan Sprake, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US (bio)
-T. Donnellan, Penn State University, Applied Research Laboratory, US (bio)
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1:15Track 2: DOD Services and Components SBIR/STTR ProgramsAnnapolis 3-4
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1:15What Are the Elements of Winning DOD Phase I and II Proposals? Annapolis 3-4
Session chair: Doug Deason, Missile Defense Agency Advanced Research Directorate, US
-R. Hoffman, Dept. of the Navy, US (bio)
-A. Gentry, Air Force, US (bio)
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2:05DOD Commercialization Readiness ProgramAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Chris Rinaldi, OSD OSBP, DOD, US
-J. Pucci, Army, US (bio)
-L. Boyer, Dept. of the Navy, US
-R. Flake, Air Force, US (bio)
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3:15Partnering with DOD Prime ContractorsAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Chris Rinaldi, OSD OSBP, DOD, US
-A. Ocampo, Boeing, US (bio)
-C. Owens, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
-T. Loza, Northrop Grumman, US (bio)
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4:05What Should I Know About the DOD Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF)?Annapolis 3-4
Session chair: Dan Cundiff, ASD R&E, US
-C. Rinaldi, OSD, US
-Bob Smith, Dept. of the Navy, US
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1:15Track 3: Application & Evaluation (Non-DOD)Baltimore 1-2
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1:15How Do I Apply For a Grant Using “Grants.gov”?Baltimore 1-2
Session chair: Matt Portnoy, NIH SBIR/STTR, US
-C. Hebron, DOE, US
-C. Henry, Grow Emerging Companies LLC, US
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2:05What Constitutes a Winning Proposal for Granting Agencies?Baltimore 1-2
Session chair: Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., US
-M. Oliver, DOE, US
-C. Cleland, USDA, US (bio)
-M. Portnoy, NIH, US
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3:15Does My Technology Have Varied Agency Applications? Find Out!Baltimore 1-2
Session chair: June Chocheles, DARPA, US
-F. Lisy, Orbital Inc., US (bio)
-M. Druy, Physical Sciences, Inc., US (bio)
-T. Toth, No. VA PTAC, US (bio)
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2:00Advanced Water TechnologiesPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Armin Volkel, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), US
2:00Microfluidics-based water analysis (invited presentation)
M. Peterman, Ondavia, US (bio)
2:25Nanofiltration: High Potential, Highly Misunderstood
D.J. Paulson, Water Think Tank, LLC, US
2:45Titania Nanotubes for Separation Applications
E. Panaitescu, M. Ghosh, L. Menon, Northeastern University, US
3:05Hybrid Polymeric-Ceramic Nanostructured Materials
G.R. Guillen, E.M.V. Hoek, R.B. Kaner, Water Planet Engineering, US
3:25Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Clean Water Technology (invited presentation)
M.E. Sharifabad, M. Howard, G. Morton, T. Mercer, L. Wang, F. Zhang, D. Zhao, G. Hogben, T. Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK (bio)
3:50Application of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment using Response Surface Methodology
R. Lakshmanan, C. Okoli, M. Boutonnet, S. Järås, G.K. Rajarao, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, SE
4:10Recovery of phosphate from surface waters using a calcium silicate composite material for potential application in environmental remediation
M.J. Cairns, C. Krauss, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
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2:00Energy Storage: Novel Storage & HarvestingWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
2:00The Nitrogen-Oxygen Battery Concept: A Transformational Architecture for Energy Storage (invited presentation)
K. Waldrip, F. Delnick and D. Ingersoll, Sandia National Labs, US (bio)
2:25Energy Storage for Intermittent Renewable Electricity in Alberta, Canada
M. Summers, S. Singh, E. Isaacs, Alberta Innovates -- Energy and Environment Solutions, CA
2:45Large Scale Energy Storage with Thermal Matrix Energy Storage
S. Sutherland, G. Lynch, T. Pietsch, Kelvin Storage Technologies, Inc, US
3:05Ionic Liquids as Heat Transfer Medium
T.J.S. Schubert, H. Sahin, M. Götz, K. Bär, D. Buchholz, F. Stiemke, IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies Inc., US
3:25Renewable Energy Technology Gains by Interfacial Engineering with Carbon Nanomaterials
R.L. Vander Wal, The Pennsylvania State University, US
3:45Complex Adaptive Systems – Energy Metrologies for Nanobiomaterials in Artificial Photosynthesis
M. Greer, Lockheed Martin, US
4:05Feasibility of Wheel-Based Magnetostrictive Energy Harvester
Y.W. Park, N.M. Wereley, Y.W. Park, Chungnam National University, KR
4:25Ammonia Decomposition on Carbon Supported Cobalt Catalyst
H. Zhang, Y.A. Alhamed, L. Petrov, Y. Kojima, King Abdulaziz University, SA
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Management & SecurityPotomac 2
Session chair: Sahir Surmeli, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., US, Reviewers: Intel, Lockheed Martin, Siemens
2:00Intel - Strategic Innovation Interests
L. Wigle, Intel Corporation, US (bio)
2:15Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Lawrence, Lockheed Martin, US
2:30Siemens - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Godart, Siemens, US (bio)
3:00MEMS-based Pyroelectric Thermal Energy Scavenger
D. Sims, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
3:07Efficient low-cost micro-grids utilitizing photovoltaics and battery storage
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
3:14VHF Power Conversion
B. McGowan, FINsix, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Renewable & Novel EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures & Gary Yang, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, US
4:00Innovative blade design creating efficient and affordable micro grids.
J. Janiuk, Firefly Power LLC, US
4:07Black Silicon Etching: Efficient and Inexpensive PV Technology
E. Payne, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US
4:14Improved Electrolyte for Fuel Cells
W. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises, US
4:21Efficiency-Boosting Laminate for Solar Cells and Modules
S. Vasylyev, Lucent Optics, US
4:28A stable and active low-cost catalyst for the replacement of platinum
M. Weber, McGill University, CA
4:35MTPV
D. Mather, MTPV Power Corporation, US
4:42SiEnergy Systems
M. Tsuchiya, SiEnergy Systems, LLC, US
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4:00Understanding the Ins and Outs of University-Industry Collaborations and How to Benefit from Them - UIDP Special SessionPotomac 3
Session chair: Lily Khidr, Elsevier, US
-C. Johnson Bey, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
-A. Boccanfuso, UIDP, US (bio)
-S. Steele, University of Rochester, US (bio)
-G. Wise, Griffith University, AU (bio)
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5:00National Innovation & Federal Agency ShowcaseMaryland
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7:00SBIR Innovators Mixer, National Pastime Sports Bar - Atrium Level (no-host)
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5:00TechConnect Poster Session IIIMaryland
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Water Technologies - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Novel Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells
S.F.Y. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
-Deep UV Light Emitting Diode Technology for compact Point-of-Use Water Disinfection Systems
I. Gaska, O. Bilenko, I. Shturm, S. Smetona, Y. Bilenko, M. Shatalov, T. Bettles, R. Gaska, Z. Gleason, M. Sim, T. Oriard, Sensor Electronic Technology, US
-Iron doped spent tea waste charcoal as potential adsorbent for treatment of electroplating industry waste water
R. Butt, R. Nazir, M.N. Khan, A. Hamid, PCSIR, PK
-Adsorption of Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide (TMAH) on Y-type Zeolite
S. Chang, C. Lu, National Chung Hsing University, TW
-New Nanostructures as novel electrodes in Capacitive deionization desalination Technology
N.A.M. Barakat, Chonbuk National University, KR
-Composite Membranes for Environmental Applications
M.S. Jyothi, M. Padaki and R.G. Balakrishna, Center for Nano & Material Sciences, Jain University, IN
-Synthesis and Study of Novel Nanostructured Membranes Incorporating N-doped CNTs for Water Treatment
S.D. Mhlanga, N. Phao, E.N. Nxumalo, B.B. Mamba, University of Johannesburg, ZA
-CNanoz Nanotechnology Based - Water Purification System
A. Allam, A. Allam, CNanoz Inc, US
-Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Energy Generation by Polyelectrolyte-Single Wall Carbon Nanotube composite as Effective Cathode Catalyst in Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells
S. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
-Evaluation of the Treatment for Petroleum Production Wastewater Industry Using Artificial Wetland Planted with Eichhornia Crassipes
A. Suarez, N. Agudelo, J. Briceño, Universidad Libre, CO
-The Importance of Accurate Open Channel Flow Measurement
B. Briggs, Primary Flow Signal, US
-Sustainability Stations
M. Guadalupe Morales, UNAM, MX
-Life Cycle Assessment for Assessing Carbon Footprints of Water Supply System in Taiwan
A.H. Hu, C-Y. Huang, C-W. Fan, National Taipei University of Technology, TW
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Energy Storage & Novel Generation - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Magnesium Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes: Potential Alternate as Non-lithium Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Battery Applications
R.C. Agrawal, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, IN
-Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries For Wireless Smart Designs
D. Mourzagh, L. Daniel, M. Chami, H. Rouault, F. Fusalba, CEA, FR
-Carbon Combustion Synthesis of Lithium Cobaltate
M. Hobosyan, Y. Mamyrbaeva, K.S. Martirosyan, University of Texas at Brownsville, US
-Waste Heat to Electricity Conversion with Thermo-electrochemical Cells
P.F. Salazar, S. Kumar, B.A. Cola, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
-Simultaneous Ionic and Electronic Current Measurements of a LiCoO2 Battery Cathode
K. Jones, R. Proksch, S. Kalinin, Asylum Research, US
-Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity and Durability of TiO2C Modified PtAu Catalysts driven by atmosphere induced surface segregation
C.W. Liu, C.M. Lai, J.N. Lin, L.D. Tsai, K.W. Wang, National Central University, TW
-Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Logistic Fuels by in-situ Formation of Nanoparticle Mo2C
C. Owen, Washington State University, US
-MC10 Portable/Wearable High Efficiency Solar Modules
B. Ives, MC10 Inc, US
-Thermoelectric properties of molecular nanostructures
S.P. Kruchinin, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, UA
-Distributed Energy Storage Network Control
J. Jung, Greensmith Energy Management Systems, US
-A Controller Design for SEPIC in a Fuel Cell Battery
M.D. Noh, O-K. Oh, S. Kim, Y-W. Park, Chungnam National University, KR
-Separation of Nanoparticles from Nanoparticle Enhanced Phase Change Material
M. Haroon Sheikh, M.A.R. Sharif, P.A. Rupar, University of Alabama, US
-The Characteristic of an inverter driven by spike pulse wave
O. Ide, Clean Energy Research Laboratory, JP
-Commercial,High Capacity Silicon/Graphene Anode for Li-Ion Batteries
R. Privette, XG Sciences, Inc, US
-High Volumetric Electrochemical Performance of Ultra-high Density Aligned Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitors with Controlled Nanomorphology
Y. Zhou, M. Ghaffari, M. Lin, E.M. Parsons, Y. Liu, B.L. Wardle, Q.M. Zhang, the Pennsylvania State University, US
-Magneto-inertial Fusion: Clean Energy
J. Hundley, Zero Point Frontiers Corp., US
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NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, Applications - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Application Magnetite of Nanoparticles (ICNB Preparation) as Magnetically-Resonant Contrasting Means During Visualization of Tumours
A.N. Belousov, Laboratory of Applied Nanotechnology Belousova A.N., UA
-Recent Results from Gas Loaded Nanoparticle-Type Cluster Power Units
G.H. Miley, K-J Kim, T.C. Patel, Lenuco LLC, US
-Grain Boundary Engineered Superalloys for Irradiative and Corrosive Environments
E.Y. Chen, C.C. Chen, Transition45 Technologies, Inc., US
-Study of Composition Changes in Nanoparticles during Gas Loaded LENR Power Cell Operation
A. Osouf, K. Weichman, B. Stunkard, T. Patel, E. Ziehm, K. Lee, K. Kyu-Jung, G. Miley, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
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Advanced Materials for Green Building - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Using Proton Exchange Membranes (PEMs) to Revolutionize Refrigeration
B. Bahar, Xergy Inc, US
-Flexible Manufacture of Structurally Efficient and Lightweight Metal Structures
E.Y. Chen, D.R. Bice, A.R. Valente, Transition45 Technologies, Inc., US
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7:00TechConnect Innovators Banquet (additional registration required)Woodrow Wilson

Thursday May 16

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8:15Agency One-on-One Meetings (0830-1200)Baltimore 3-4
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8:15Track 1: Operational Hurdles and Legal Issues Faced by Small BusinessAnnapolis 1-2
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8:15What Should I Know About Fraud, Waste and Abuse?Annapolis 1-2
Session chair: Jere Glover, Brand & Frulla PC, US
-E. Saracino, NASA, US (bio)
-M. Fisher, NSF, US
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9:05Data Rights – How Does SBIR/STTR Differ From Other Federal Programs?Annapolis 1-2
Session chair: Dave Metzger, Arnold & Porter LLC
-J. Williams, Department of Navy, SBIR/STTR, US (bio)
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10:15What should I know about ITAR?Annapolis 1-2
-M. Ginsberg, Arnold & Porter LLC, US (bio)
-D. Shack, ONR, US (bio)
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11:05What Are My Options in Developing a Manufacturing Competency?Annapolis 1-2
Session chair: Clara Asmail, NIST Manufacturing Extension Program, US
-C. Owens, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
-P. Fleming, NIST MEP, US (bio)
-T. Mulligan, Hydronalix Inc., US (bio)
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8:15Track 2: How Successful Small Businesses Have Used the SBIR and STTR ProgramsAnnapolis 3-4
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8:15Small Firms Discuss the Keys to Their DOD SBIR Program SuccessAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Chris Rinaldi, OSD OSBP DOD, US
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9:05Small Business Discuss the Keys to Their Non-DOD SBIR Program SuccessAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Robert Brooke, VA Center for Innovative Technology, US
-T. Wavering, Intelligent Automation, Inc., US (bio)
-C. Crump, A-Frame Digital, US (bio)
-E. Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, US (bio)
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10:15Pre-Award Accounting SystemsAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Ed Jameson, Jameson & Co., US
-C. Andrezze, DOD, US (bio)
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11:05What SBIR/STTR Support is Available at State, Regional or Local Levels?Annapolis 3-4
Session chair: Rick Shindell, Zyn Systems, US
-R. Friesenhahn, Montana State University, US (bio)
-R. Keller, Louisiana State University, US (bio)
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8:15Track 3. Business Development and Success StoriesBaltimore 1-2
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8:15Changes to Size Standard and Certification Process Based on SBIR ReauthorizationBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Edsel Brown, SBA, US
-M. Guerzon, SBA, Office of General Counsel, US (bio)
-A. Lee, SBA, Office of Innovation, US (bio)
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9:05How Do I Approach Potential Investors?Baltimore 1-2
Session chair: Julia Spicer, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, US
-P. Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US (bio)
-D. Novak, Inventis Group, US (bio)
-S. Mallon, VA Center for Innovative Technology Gap Fund, US
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10:15Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned BusinessesBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Tyrone Taylor, National Research Council, US
-A. Millman, Springboard Enterprises, US (bio)
-N. Jain, Golden Seed, US (bio)
-E. Aldophe, CenterScope Technologies, US (bio)
-R. Shepard, Science and Engineering Alliance, US (bio)
-S. Shivakumar, National Academies of Science, US (bio)
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