TechConnect World 2019

TechConnect  Innovation Awards 2019

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.

TechConnect 2019 Innovation Awardees

ABM Nano LLCABM Advanced High-energy Planetary Ball Mill
Advanced Scanners Inc.3D Optical Machine Vision Platform
Advenira Enterprises, Inc.Thixorion® - Solution Derived Nanocomposite SDN® Multipurpose Functional Coating
Ames LaboratoryAdditive Manufacturing of Bonded Permanent Magnets using a Novel Polymer Matrix
Andong National UniversityBottle and Apparatus Module for Displaying Electricity Generation of Electricity Generation Cosmetics
Aquaporin A/SKilogram scale production of active and stable membrane proteins in vesicles
Ares MaterialsPylux Polysulfide Thermosets
Argonne National LaboratoryNanostructured Squeezable Gels as a Separations Platform
Ariel Scientific Innovations, Ltd.Autonomous power supply for sensors
Armstrong World IndustriesA Novel, Clear, Waterborne Fire-Retardant Clear Coating for Wood Substrates
Armstrong World IndustriesAWI High Performance Powder Coating TrioGuard
Betula Extractives dba The Actives FactoryAccelerated wound healing using natural materials delivered subdermally in a nanoparticle dispersion
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research - Ohio UniversityElectrochemical Microbial Sensor - Rapid, Precise and Portable Pathogenic Detection
ChemeleonChemical-Sensing Colorimetric Materials
CisbayMicrobes for Plant Growth and for Water Remediation
Click MaterialsLow Cost Electrochromic Window Technology
CondAlign ASEnabling new Technology for Anisotropic Conductive Films
Critical Materials Institute, An Energy Innovation HubAl-Ce Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
Diagnostic and Defense Technology Analysts, Inc. (DTA)AstraLaunch
DropWise Technologies Corp.Erosion-resistant ultra-thin anti-fouling coating for finned heat exchangers
ECMedical, LLCArtificial Pancreas
Electro-Active Techologies, LLCA Renewable Hydrogen Production Technology Using Waste as Feedstock
EPFL-LPACCompPair Technologies (
EPIC ReadyGeoanalytics Platform for Special Operations Mission Readiness
Georgia Tech Research CorporationAntenna-less RFID Tag
Georgia Tech Research CorporationRoom Temperature Metal 3D Printing at the Micron-Scale
GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)High-Sensitivity Immunosensor
GoDxRapid Point-of-Need DNA Detection
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)Self-assembly of Neural Stem Cells by Biocompatible Sculptured Extracellular Nanomatrices
IDS International Government ServicesSocial Media Environment and Internet Replication (SMEIR)
Immuto ScientificHigh throughput, benchtop instrument for analysis of protein structures in drug development.
Incendium Technologies LLCUltra-high Performance Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) for Electronic Cooling
Inhibit CoatingsNovel Antimicrobial Coatings
Iowa State University Research FoundationElectrically conductive construction materials for resistive heating applications
ITility, LLCTransforming Organic Waste into Renewable Energy Solutions
Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER)Photochromic Film a.k.a. Chameleon film(tentative name), auto-tinting films
Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER)Si-Li-O nanocomposites as an anode material for Li-ion battery
Makai Ocean EngineeringMakai Thin-Foil Heat Exchanger (TFHX) Technology
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyRecyclable fabrics for passive personal thermoregulation
Metalmark Innovations, Inc.Rationally Designed, Nanoarchitectured Catalyst
Monash UniversityCorrosion inhibition technology for mild steel
Monash UniversityDelivery of speciality agricultural products through encapsulation technology
MultiMechanicsMultiMech - Multiscale Material Simulation Software to Reduce Material Development Time & Cost
National Nanotechnology Center, National Science and Technology Development Agencyn-Breeze
National University of SingaporeGlobal Bi-Directional IoT Coverage
National University of SingaporePolyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Aerogels
Oregon State University3D print system for soft silicone elastomers
Oregon State UniversityConductive Oxide Thin Films from Aqueous Solution
POSITHÔTNon destructive technology having a resolution at the size of the atom
QLEDCures, LLCA wearable, disposable, light emitting photomedical treatment device
QSM Diagnostics, Inc.Point-of-care sensors for diagnosing bacterial infections
rasdaman GmbHrasdaman
RiKarbon, Inc.Green Base Oils for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
RoadBoticsArtificial intelligence, machine learning, machine vision for infrastructure and road surface assessments
RooSense LLCWearable Fabric Sensor for Hydration Monitoring
Rowan UniversityAutomated-Track Electrospinning
Rowan UniversityContinuous Dual Track Fabrication of Polymer Micro/nanofibers Based on Direct Drawing
Rowan UniversityRetractable 3D Zipper For Extended Length
Sandia National LaboratoriesHADES - High-Fidelity Adaptive Deception & Emulation System
Site 1001Skylight - A Big Data Platform for Buildings
Skysun, LLCTensile-based Ganged Heliostats/G-Helio
Software for Chemistry & MaterialsMulti-scale chemical reactor modeling
Spectral SciencesFour-dimensional hyperspectral/hypertemporal imager for AI-controlled robotic manipulation of objects in manufacturing process
Sungkyunkwan University Foundation forNovel Polymer, Hydrogel Including the Polymer
SynMatter LLCPlatform Technology for creating Functional Additives for Corrosion Protection, Corrosion Detection, Antimicrobial, Superhydrophobic and Personal Care Products.
Targetrust Biotech. LtdDiagnostic kit for real-time monitoring resistance in targeted cancer therapy
Texas Tech UniversitySurface coating for reduction of aerodynamic noise and vibrations
Texas Tech University, Office of Research CommercializationTunable nanocomplexes for delivery of plasmid DNA into human and vertebrate primary cells
The Australian National UniversityPlanar microphone array for spatial audio recording
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityNew antibiotic drug candidates
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversitySeeded sonochemical coatings
The University of MelbourneA simple, energy and cost-efficient process to isolate oils and high value commodities from oil-bearing microbes including algal biomass
The University of MelbourneResonance Imaging Microscopy
The University of MelbourneSuper-elastic graphene foams with extraordinary physical properties
Tufts UniversityMicro^3Plasma Source
Unicus Pharmaceuticals, LLCMaking urine-odor-free absorbent products for people with adult/urinary incontinence
UnivalorGold-Silver Alloy Nanoprobes for Clinical Immunolabeling
University of British ColumbiaSelf-Driving Laboratories for Accelerating Materials Discovery
University of California, Santa BarbaraHydraulically Actuated Textiles
University of California, Santa BarbaraUnidirectional Photoluminescence with GaN/InGaN Quantum Well Metasurfaces
University of Central FloridaLow-Cost Manufacturing Process For High-Performing Intermediate Band Solar Cells
University of Massachusetts LowellSafer Solvents for Contact-Adhesives
University of MinnesotaToughened Isotactic Polypropylene
University of Minnesota - Technology CommercializationProcess to Improve Lithium Ion Battery Life and Capacity
University of PardubiceSilica fibrous material for sorption, separation, catalytic and battery applications
University of Wisconsin- Madison / Wisconsin Alumni Research FoundationAligned Nanotube Technology (ANT)
Valoa Technologies, Inc.Non-invasive blood glucose monitor
VeloxintUltra high strength and lightweight components via scalable nanocrystalline alloy technology
Wisconsin Alumni Research FoundationLiTell: Robust Indoor Localization Using Unmodified Light Fixtures
Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd.Photovoltaic Devices Based on Guided Nanowire Arrays
ZepsorMiniaturized Zero-Power Flame Detectors for Ubiquitous Fire Monitoring
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