TechConnect World 2017
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Global Innovation

TechConnect National & Global Innovation Awards

TechConnect is proud to announce the annual TechConnect Innovation Awards. The TechConnect Innovation Awards identify the top 15% of submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. Innovation rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector. Innovations are submitted from global academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories.

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National Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect National Innovation Award. The commercialization actions and success of these National Innovation Awardees will be tracked and reported back to their primary funding agency to encourage continued funding program support and to assist in accelerating the commercialization of American innovation.

Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that do not have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect Global Innovation Award.. The commercialization actions and success of these Global Innovation Awardees will be tracked in order to assist in accelerating their international exposure to potential commercialization partners.


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TechConnect 2017 National & Global Innovation Awardees

ACatechol, Inc.Underwater adhesives
Adesso Advanced Materials Inc.Recyclable Thermoset Chemistry for Economical Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc.Nanobiomimetic reagent-free sensing and energy storage
Aereus Technologies Inc.Aereus Shield Antimicrobial Copper Alloy Coating
Almeria AnalyticsFourth Generation Situation Awareness
AOMS Technologies Inc.Distributed multi-parameter fiber optic sensor for harsh environment sensing
ArborWay LabsThe ART (automated relational technology) Studio
Argonne National LaboratoryDirect method to grow single and multilayer graphene on insulating substrate at wafer-scale in 1 min
Ariel Scientific Innovations, Ltd.Improving Bulk copper Mechanical Properties with Nanoparticles
Arizona Technology EnterprisesBi-layer Multifunctional Coating for the Prevention of Icing
Atlas Energy Systems, LLCRadioisotope Battery and Portable Nuclear Power for Space, Military, and Remote Applications
Blackburn EnergyKinetic Energy Recapture System for trucks
CEA TechSmall fuel cell system with hydrogen cartridge
Chalmers University of Technology / Chalmers Industrial TechnologyGraphene research and innovation
CompanyUnited Motion Ideas
Concenter BioPharmaNovel Drugs Targeting Inflammatory Pathologies Based on a Core-Technology-Platform
ContinUse BiometricsHands free bio-sensor
Dept. of Energy Kansas City National Security CampusUnique Chip Identification Using the Material Properties of Semiconductor Substrates
E3Tec Service, LLCHeat Integrated Reactive Distillation Process for Synthesis of Bio-Based Chemicals and Conversion of CO2 to Alkyl Carbonate
Elinor Specialty Coatings.MagnaShield Durable Sealcoat for Magnesium Alloys
Estimation Decision and Planning LabHighly accurate long-term navigation without GPS using only on-board sensors
Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryGhost Train Generator
Fluid-Screen, IncRapid bacterial capture for filtration and identification
Georgia Tech Research CorporationNoise suppression scheme based on phase locked loop for non-contact vital sign detection
GreenScale TechnologiesSmall Satellite Chemical Propulsion System
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)A Reflective Optical Sensor Device
Idaho National LaboratoryEnergetic Materials for Sensitive Data Security
Inhibit Coatings LimitedNovel Marine Antifouling and Antimicrobial Paints
Iowa State UniversityParaffin and Carnauba Wax Substitutes Derived from Soybean Oil
Iris Technologymini Low Cost Control Electronics
Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)A Device and A Method to Estimate the Tension of Torque-Shear High Strength Bolts
Korea Electronics Technology Institute(KETI)Flexible Surface Heating Materials
Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER)Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis using Spontaneously Activatable Catalysts
Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER)Manufacturing Method of Si Nanoparticles and Nanoink for Printed Electronics
Korea Institute of Science & TechnologyManufacturing Technology of Ultra-thin Fibrous Heat-Resistant Membrane for Secondary Battery
Korea Research Institute of Chemical TechnologyHigh―Efficiency Inorganic―Organic Hybrid Solar Cells and Method for Fabricating the Same
Kyungpook National Univ. Research FoundationHydrophilizing Waterproof Wet―Coating Using MPCE Polymer
Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySolid State Li-ion Battery IP Bundle
Lehigh UniversityIntegrated Photonic Devices for ultrahigh-speed, space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography
Membrion, Inc.Membranes for Harsh Environments
Mendel University in BrnoSelenbact
Nama DevelopmentIsomaxâ„¢
NanosferixHollow-sphere nanoparticles of silica
NASA Langley Research CenterElectric Field Imaging System
NASA Technology Transfer ProgramSolid-State Ultracapacitor for Improved Energy Storage
National Renewable Energy LaboratoryPEM Fuel Cell Bundle (multi-lab IP bundle - LabBridge IP Bundling Program)
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyContinuous Polymer Coating of Drug Crystals, Particles and Nanoparticles
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyPoint-of-Care Micro Biochip for Cancer Diagnostics
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)Novel Therapy for Bone Regeneration
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryHybrid Hollow Silica Particles with Unprecedentedly Low Thermal Conductivity
Ohio University - Center for Electrochemical Engineering ResearchPristine Low-Cost Large-Area Graphene Sheets
OmniCyteA platform technology to activate a targeted immune response to selected tumor types
Packetized EnergyHuman-friendly distribute energy resource coordination for the electricity industry
PARDAM s.r.o.Inorganic and Polymeric Nanofiber Development and Production
PechcoLight Activated Hydrogen Energy System
Precision Polyolefins, LLCxPAO Functional Polyolefins
Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryIn-Situ Production of Radionuclide Molybdenum 99
Rijuven CorporationRijuven Patient Care Platform
Sandia National LaboratoriesFalling Particle Receiver for Concentrated Solar Energy
Sensor Films Inc.An Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider
SOLVE R&CAsymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation, AF4
SynMatter LLCSmart Coatings with Controlled Release of Active Agents for Corrosion Detection, Corrosion Prevention and Antifouling
Texas Tech UniversityElectric Current and Magnetic Field Imaging System
Texas Tech UniversityRobust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters
The Australian National UniversityActive Noise Control Systems for Airplanes and Automobiles
The Australian National UniversityNovel HIV vaccine
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityA Scalable Personalized Thermal-Comfort Platform for Building Energy Conservation
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityMulti‐functional transparent nano‐coating for glass
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityPassive anti-vibration structures
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Technology Transfer Office)Boron Based Special Materials
TriboTEXSmart restorative coating from two-sided flat nanoparticles
U.S. Department of EnergyA Method and Device for Secure, High-density Tritium Bonded with Carbon
U.S. Department of EnergyUser Interface for a Tele-Operated Robotic Hand System
UCLA Technology Development GroupMetal Organic Frameworks for gas storage and separation, sensors, and catalysis
UCSB Office of Technology & Industry AlliancesHighly Stretchable Electronic Tactile Sensors
UCSB Office of Technology & Industry AlliancesNegative Photochromic Material with Tunable Properties
UCSB Office of Technology & Industry AlliancesOil-in-Water-in-Oil Multinanoemulsions for Templating Complex Nanoparticles
UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing CenterDurable Icephobic and Superhydrophobic Coating Systems
univalor3D printing conductive ink
univalorAcoustic foam with structural properties
University of Massachusetts LowellBisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxies Useful in Making Safer Food and Beverage Can Coatings
University of Massachusetts LowellSafer Paint Stripper Alternatives
University of MelbournePolymers for the capture of volatile anaesthetics
University of MinnesotaHigh Strength Lignin Based Plastics
University of MinnesotaOrganic Blue Light Emitting Compounds
Uppsala UniversityTraumatic brain injury induced Alzheimer’s disease is thwarted by co-administration of nanowired neprilysin and cerebrolysin
WISER Systems. LLCSystematic Expert Risk Assessment for Suicideâ„¢ (SERASâ„¢)

Platinum Sponsors
Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsors
Park Systems
Penn State

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
Energizer Holdings Inc.
Lockheed Martin
Owens Corning
Sherwin Williams

Technology Development Partners
AirForce Technology Transfer
Business Sweden
Idaho National Laboratory
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
Jefferson Lab
Kansas City National Security Campus
KYUNGPOOK National University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
New Jersey Innovation Institute
University of Buffalo NYSCEMI
Sandia National Laboratories
SungKyunKwan University
Texas Tech Research Commercialization
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
UCLA Technology Development Group
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Diplomacy Matters
European Commission
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Graphene Entrepreneur
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative

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