JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    

TechConnect World 2023 Program

We are proud to announce the 2023 program. This program will continue to develop with new keynote, speaker and innovator confirmations, so please continue to check these pages for additional highlights.

Program Highlights:


Program by Sector:

Program by Day

Monday June 19

7:00Registration
8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
8:45Coffee Break
9:00Challenges and Technologies in Critical Mineral Mining
9:00SPM: Dynamic Processes at Solid-liquid Interfaces
10:40SPM: Dynamic AFM
9:00Carbon Nanostructures & Applications
9:00Sustainable Polymers
9:00Additive Manufacturing: Materials Innovation
9:00AI Innovations I
9:00Energy Storage: Keynotes
10:40Energy Storage: Flow Batteries
9:00Industrial Decarbonization: Global Views
9:00Composites: Keynotes
9:00Tissue Engineering
9:00Photonics
9:00Novel Chemical & Physical Sensors
9:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Space, Defense, Mobility
9:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Manufacturing, Instrumentation
8:00SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)
9:00Army xTech Startup Summit (Private Meeting)
10:30Health Tech and Space Sprint - Sponsored by Brycetech
10:45TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Biotech, Pharma, Health
10:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Advanced Materials & Chemicals I
12:00Lunch Break
12:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
1:30Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion Systems
2:40Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion Systems
1:30CHIPS: Current Challenges and New Solutions to Boost Domestic Chips Manufacturing I
1:30Extraction of Critical Minerals
1:30SPM: Machine Learning & Automation
3:00SPM User Facilities Leadership Panel
1:30Synthesis of Novel 2D materials
1:30Additive Manufacturing: Digital
1:30AI Innovations II
1:30Thermal Energy & Storage
1:30Industrial Decarbonization: CCS & Hydrogen
1:30Bio-based Nanomaterial
1:30Composites II
1:30Medical Device Technologies
1:30Biosensors & Medical Applications
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, Environment
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Advanced Materials & Chemicals II
1:30NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) - Partnering (Pre-Registration Required)
1:30SBIR/STTR Innovator Training Workshop (Additional Fee Required)
1:30Army xTech Startup Summit (Private Meeting)
3:00Legal Perspective: Strategic IP and Funding Considerations for Innovative Companies
4:00Student Leaders Conference - Welcome
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Corporate Scout Speed Dating, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
4:00TechConnect Corporate Scout Speed Dating
4:00Graphene & Carbon Nanostructures - Posters
4:00Polymers - Posters
4:00Additive Manufacturing - Posters
4:00Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications - Posters
4:00Energy Storage - Posters
4:00AI Innovations - Posters
4:00Industrial Decarbonization - Posters
4:00Bio-based Materials - Posters
4:00Tissue Engineering - Posters
4:00Medical Devices - Posters
4:00Sensors & Lab-on-a-Chip - Posters

Tuesday June 20

7:00Registration
8:30Joint TechConnect & SBIR/STTR Keynote Program
9:00Medical & WMD Countermeasures Summit - Keynote (CWMD/MCDC Members meeting)
10:00Coffee Break - Sponsored by REI
10:00EPA Student Breakout (Private Meeting)
10:30CHIPS: Keynotes
10:30Functional Coatings
10:30Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Keynotes
10:30SPM Based Chemical Spectroscopy
10:30Materials Innovation for Commercialization of Fusion Energy: Keynotes
10:302D Materials Based Devices
10:30Additive Manufacturing: Machines
10:30Emerging Battery Chemistries
10:30Industrial Decarbonization: Bioresources
10:30Molecular Modeling
10:30Bio-based & Bio-inspired Materials
10:30Quantum Information Sciences & Technologies
10:30Nano4Earth - National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
10:30Navy MANTECH Advanced Manufacturing Challenge
10:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: AI, Data, Cyber, Software
10:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Electronics, Sensors, Communications
10:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR 101
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Reverse Pitches
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 Accelerators for Security and Medicine
10:30Army xTech Startup Summit (Private Meeting)
11:00Medical & WMD Countermeasures Summit - (CWMD/MCDC Members meeting)
12:00Lunch Break
12:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
12:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition Showcase
1:00Navy MANTECH Advanced Manufacturing Challenge
2:30Navy MANTECH Advanced Manufacturing Challenge
1:30CHIPS: Advanced Metrology to Ensure Success for Next Generation Semiconductors
1:30Membranes
1:30REE: Advances in Solvent Separation Technologies
3:00REE: Advances in Solid-Liquid/Ion-Exchange Separation Technologies
1:30SPM in Biology & Medicine
1:30Materials Innovation for Commercialization of Fusion Energy
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials for Energy Related Applications
1:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation
1:30Battery Innovation
1:30Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations
1:30AI for Materials
1:30Innovations in Precision Health and Diagnostics for Health Wellness
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip
1:00Student Leaders Conference - Career Pathways Panel
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental II
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
2:30Student Leaders Conference - FAIR data session
3:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: AI, Data, Cyber, Software II
3:00Spark Notes: How the Federal Government is Catalyzing Clean Energy Innovation
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Navigating Agency Differences
1:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DoD Deep Dive
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: SBIR Success Stories
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Getting Help
2:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NSF Deep Dive
2:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NIH Deep Dive
3:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: NASA Deep Dive
3:30SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: DOE Deep Dive
1:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 NIR Laser Technologies for Scientific Research
2:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 MIR and LWIR Laser Technologies for Scientific Research
3:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - RF Sources
3:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 5 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - Linacs
4:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Working with the DOE National Laboratories' Accelerator R&D Capabilities - information session open to all
1:30Army xTech Startup Summit (Private Meeting)
1:00CBRN Defense Modernization Challenge - Protection (MCDC & CWMD Sponsored)
2:00CBRN Defense Modernization Challenge - Medical (MCDC & CWMD Sponsored)
3:00CBRN Defense Modernization Challenge - Medical (MCDC & CWMD Sponsored)
4:00CBRN Defense Modernization Challenge - Sensors (MCDC & CWMD Sponsored)
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, SBIR/STTR Program Office Meetup, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session II (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
4:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition Showcase
4:00SBIR/STTR Pavilion
4:00Materials Characterization - Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building - Posters
4:00Nanparticle Synthesis & Characterization - Posters
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Posters
4:00Advanced Manufacturing - Posters
4:00Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations - Posters
4:00AI for Materials - Posters
4:00Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - Posters
4:00Precision Health - Posters
4:00Drug Delivery & Vaccines - Posters
4:00Printed & Flexible Electronics - Posters
4:00Student Leaders Conference - Posters

Wednesday June 21

8:30Registration
8:00SBIR/STTR Agency Table Tops - 8:00am-12:00pm
8:30R&D Capital Summit - Networking
9:00R&D Capital Summit - Fireside with Office of Strategic Capital
10:00R&D Capital Summit - Investing in Disruption
11:00R&D Capital Summit - View from the Top: Perspectives from Market Leaders
9:00CHIPS: Advances in Packaging for New Chips Innovation
9:00Materials Characterization
9:00Materials for Sustainable Building
9:00Nanoparticle Synthesis & Characterization
9:00Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets - Innovations & Challenges
9:00SPM: Nanomechanics & Tribology
9:00Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications
9:00Printed & Flexible Electronics
9:00Recent Advances in Hydrogen
9:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Biotech & Medical
9:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Manufacturing, Instrumentation II
10:00Student Leaders Conference - Coffee with Mike Kiley: Informal Entrepreneurship Q&A
10:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Medical Devices & Materials
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Inside the Head of an Evaluator
9:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Working with DoD Primes
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Executing My Award
10:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Cybersecurity Resources for Small Business Research
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Spotlight - Federal Resources to Support Climate Solutions
11:00SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit: Phase III
9:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 - Industrial Partnerships in Accelerator Technology
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 - Accelerator Physics and Simulation
9:00DOE Federal Laboratory TTO Senior Manager Meeting (Private Meeting)
9:00Army xTech Startup Summit (Private Meeting)
1:00Lockheed Partner Meeting (Private Meeting)
7:30Medical & WMD Countermeasures Summit - (CWMD/MCDC Members meeting)
7:30Light Breakfast and Check-in
12:00Lunch Break
1:30SPM: Voltage Modulated SPM Modes
12:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 Superconducting Accelerator R&D
2:20Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 New Particle Sources and Accelerator Concepts
1:00SBIR Breakout Meeting (Private Meeting)
1:30DOE Federal Laboratory TTO Senior Manager Meeting (Private Meeting)
1:00Medical & WMD Countermeasures Summit - (CWMD/MCDC Members meeting)
1:00SBIR/STTR ESO Meeting (Private Meeting)
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