OCTOBER 18-20, 2021


TechConnect World 2021 Program

We are proud to announce the 2021 program. This program will continue to develop with new keynote, speaker and innovator confirmations, so please continue to check these pages for additional highlights.

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Program by Day

Sunday October 17

Monday October 18

8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
9:35Future Directions for the US National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Role of Nanotechnology in Pandemic Response
10:00Rapid Fire - Pandemic Response from NSF and DOE Nanotech User Facilities
10:15Coffee Break
10:30Machine Learning for Microscopy
10:30Nanoparticles Synthesis and Applications
10:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable
10:30Fuel Cell Materials
10:30Printed & Flexible Electronics: Devices & Applications
10:30Advancing Long Duration Energy Storage
10:30Advanced Materials Innovation Spotlights I: AGC and Pangaea Ventures
10:30Energy Innovation Spotlights I: Linde, ExxonMobil
12:00Lunch Break
1:30AI for Characterization & Manufacturing
1:30Photonics Devices
1:30Innovations in Composites Materials & Manufacturing
1:30Structured Surfaces & Non-stick Coatings
1:30COVID-19: Diagnostics
1:30Sustainable Materials for HPC
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building
1:30H2 for the Energy Transition
1:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation
1:30Printed & Flexible Electronics: Materials & Processes
1:30Materials Innovations in Batteries and Supercapacitors
1:30Aerospace, Space and Defense Innovation Spotlights I: REI Systems, Lockheed Martin
1:30MOSAICS Industry Day Cyber Innovation Spotlights I
1:30RISE Innovation Challenge I
2:30MOSAICS Industry Day Cyber Innovation Spotlights II
1:30SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II, and Accounting Boot Camp
2:50RISE Innovation Challenge II
2:45Aerospace, Space and Defense Innovation Spotlights II: Northrop Grumman, Raytheon
4:00RISE Innovation Challenge Closing Remarks & Awards Presentation
3:00Student Leaders Conference: Welcome Session
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)

Tuesday October 19

8:30Keynotes - Defense, Innovation, Resilience
9:40SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: How NSF, DOE, and SBA are Supporting the Transition of your R&D
8:30Sustainability Track Keynotes
8:30Biotech & Medtech Track Keynotes
8:30Advanced Materials Track Keynotes
9:00Student Leaders Conference: Entrepreneurship Panel
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Student Leaders Conference: Career Pathways Panel
10:30Graphene and 2D Materials I
10:30Bio-Sensing & Health
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics I
10:30Bio-based Materials I
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation III
10:30MEMS Devices & Applications
10:30Molecular Modeling
10:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights I: U.S. Army Medical Materiel Activity
10:30Operational Energy & Logistics: Advanced Batteries and Portable Power
10:30SBIR/STTR 101 & Agency Briefings
10:30MOSAICS Welcome and Session I: Overview, Business Case and Military Utility Assessment
11:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights II: Tech Warrior Enterprise
11:30Energy & Defense Innovation Spotlights
12:00Lunch Break
1:00MOSAICS Session II: User Perspective, Architecture, Requirements, and Selection Process
1:00Navigating SBIR Agency Differences
1:30Request for Public Input on National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
1:30Advances in Image Analysis
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials II
1:30Photonics Applications
1:30Challenging Sensing Environments & Deployments
1:30Novel Biomaterials & Medical Devices
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics II
1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of Materials
1:30Carbon Footprint & Renewable Energies
1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources of Rubber
1:30Emerging Batteries and Capacitors
1:303D Printing
1:30AI for Biomedical Applications
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip
1:30Healthcare & Consumer Goods Innovation Spotlights: Henkel
1:30Energy Innovation Spotlights III, Advanced Batteries
1:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights II
1:30RISE Resilient Infrastructure & Secure Energy - Member Meeting
2:15How to Find SBIR Support Organizations
2:00SBIR/STTR Agency Pavilion: Meet with Agency Reps
2:30OE&L Panel II: Vehicle Electrification
2:45MOSAICS Session III: Reference Architecture and Deep Dives
3:10Conducting a SBIR Phase I
2:30Energy Innovation Spotlights IV: Vehicle Electrification
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I
4:00Graphene & 2D Materials - Posters
4:00Nanoparticles - Posters
4:00Sensors - Posters
4:00Nanomedicine - Posters
4:00Nano EHS - Posters
4:00Sustainability Innovations - Posters
4:00Bio-based Materials - Posters
4:00Sustainable Plastics - Posters
4:00MEMS & NEMS - Posters
4:00Energy Storage - Posters
4:00Student Leaders Conference - Posters
4:00Defense TechConnect - Posters

Wednesday October 20

9:00Defense TechConnect Keynote Program
9:20MOSAICS Keynote
9:35Defense TechConnect Keynote Panel: DoD Speed of Innovation for Contested and Congested Environments
10:00Special DEFENSEWERX Funding Announcement
8:30Quantum Track Keynote
8:30AI Track Keynote
8:30Advanced Manufacturing Track Keynote
10:15SBIR/STTR Inside the Head of an Evaluator
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Bio-inspired Coatings, Materials & Sustainability
10:30AI for Advanced Materials Discovery & Design
10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene Delivery
10:30Water Technologies
10:30Thermal Energy Storage
10:30Quantum: Separating Reality from Hype - A Panel Discussion
10:30Medical Devices Innovation Spotlights I
10:30AI for DoD Military Advantage Across the Domains
10:30Operational Energy & Logistics: Contested Logistics
10:30MOSAICS Session IV: Deep Dives
11:10How Army and Air Force SBIR/STTR Programs Have Changed
11:40Biomedical Innovation Spotlights III
11:30AI Innovation Spotlights I
12:00Lunch Break
1:00How SBIR Phase III's Benefit a PoR and the SBIR Firm
1:00MOSAICS Session V: Deep Dives and MOSAICS 2.0
1:30User Facilities for Industrial Participation
1:30Graphene, Carbon Nanostructures & Devices
1:30New Nano Delivery Technologies
1:30Bio-based Materials and Biofuels
1:30Special Session: Sustainable Water (nano)Technologies: From Lab Scale to Pilot Scale
1:30Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications
1:303D Printing Design
1:30Engineering Battery Safety, Integration, and Systems
1:30Innovation Spotlights Additive Manufacturing: AFWERX Ventures
1:30Aerospace, Space and Defense Innovation Spotlights III
2:00SBIR/STTR Agency Pavilion: Meet with Agency Reps
2:10SBIR/STTR: Working with the Primes
2:40Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
2:40Innovation Spotlights: C5ISR Innovation Spotlights I
2:00DOE and DoD Collaborations for Energy Resilience on Military Installations
3:30The Innovation Habits of High-Growth Companies
3:45Innovation Spotlights: C5ISR Innovation Spotlights II
3:30Nexus of National Security & Energy Security
2:45MOSAICS Open Discussion and Closing Remarks
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session II
4:00Materials Characterization - Posters
4:00Carbon Nano Structures - Posters
4:00Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications - Posters
4:00Advanced Manufacturing - Posters
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - Posters
4:00Drug & Gene Delivery - Posters
4:00AI Innovations - Posters
4:00Quantum - Posters
4:00Defense TechConnect - Posters
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