JUNE 13-15, 2022


About the Joint Innovation Events

SBIR/STTR Conference

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.

National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically the largest and most important conferences specializing in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs. At this Conference, representatives from federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers. Conference highlights include:

  • Presentations from all SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers
  • Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
  • Hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies
  •  Interact with SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives, and researchers in Agency briefings, Expo Hall, and conference sessions.
  • Learn about cutting-edge opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy, and health/medicine
  • Optional pre conference workshops on SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II and licensing and commercialization

TechConnect World Innovation Conference

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. Join the brightest and most productive innovators, funding agencies, national and federal labs, international research organizations, universities, tech transfer offices and investment and corporate partners in Washington, DC. We look forward to your participation.

TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. We vet and deliver the world’s most promising technologies to the world’s top corporate, government and investment developers.

TechConnect produces publications and conferences founded upon the action of matching emerging technology with corporate and investment development partners through peer-review, mentorship and direct corporate-need to technology-solution matchmaking programs. With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience.

TechConnect a division of ATI webiste: www.techconnect.org.

TechConnect Community Profile

Job Function:


     Management & Business Development 24%
     Tech R&D - Academic/Government 18%
     Tech R&D - Corporate 16%
     Tech Transfer/Scouting/In-Out Licensing 15%
     Investment - Angel, VC & Corporate VC 12%
     Professional Services/Legal 7%
     Government/NGO Economic Development 8%

Industry Focus:


     Materials & Chemicals 24%
     Cleantech & Energy 23%
     Biotech & Pharma 21%
     Electronics & Microtech 16%
     Defense & Government 11%
     IT & Software 5%



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