JUNE 13-15, 2022


TechConnect Innovation Challenge - 25th Annual

Join the world's largest multi-sector commercialization program for emerging deep technologies. Showcase, pitch and connect your innovations for licensing and investment opportunities with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors.

Submit your innovation or startup today for the opportunity to showcase to over $20B in annual corporate and federal innovation funding opportunities:


Who Should Apply

  • University & Research Lab with actionable IP and spinouts
  • Startups seeking investment, licensing, and partnering actions
  • Federal Awardees such as SBIR/STTR, DARPA. ARPAE, BARDA, OTA, etc.
  • Accelerators & Incubators searching for development opportunities

How to Participate    (Showcase Hours: 12:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday June 13 - Tuesday June 14)


Innovation Challenge/Award

Top selected technologies will pitch and/or showcase to our industry, investment and government prospectors. Top ranked innovators will be announced as TechConnect Innovation Awardees, and all selected showcase participants access the TechConnect Networking Platform and pre-Summit exposure to our Corporate Partners for potential One-on-One meetings. If your organization has three (3) or more technologies to submit, we suggest you join as an official Innovation Partner. Please contact our partnership team for a custom package.


Showcase Package
One-Day ($1,350) or Two-Day ($2,700)

  • One-full conference pass (2 passes for 2-day option)
  • Up to two (2) Innovation Submissions
  • Access to TechConnect Networking Platform
  • Meet with SBIR/STTR Programs in Expo Hall
  • Discounts for additional registrations & programs
  • Inclusion in TechConnect Opportunity Report

Key Challenge Dates

  • Final Deadline: Submissions Under Review
    • Notifications: Mon, March 28
    • Deadline to confirm: Mon, April 18

For more information on participating in the Showcase, please contact Denise Lee at +1 203.494.5412. or dlee@techconnect.org.

Sponsors & Partners
SBIR/STTR Agency Partners