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Posted: December 8, 2008

Matchmaking event accelerates the flow of clean-, bio-, and nanotechnologies from development to implementation

(Nanowerk News) TechConnect World, in association with the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), today announced the initial companies participating in the TechConnect Summit, scheduled to take place May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.
“The Mission of the TechConnect Summit is to provide the corporate partnering and technology matchmaking needed to bring solutions to market quickly,” said Dr. Matthew Laudon, President of CTSI. “The partnering sessions help large companies streamline their R efforts by sharing their issues and challenges with the broad research community attending the event.” The first dozen companies scheduled to discuss their current projects, and highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with these efforts include:
1. Air Products Chemicals
2. Applied Materials
3. BASF
4. Eastman Kodak Company
5. General Electric
6. Genzyme
7. Honda Motor Corporation
8. Lockheed Martin
9. Medtronic
10. Merck Research Labs
11. Omron
12. Sanyo
The TechConnect Summit is an information and networking exchange where executives from Fortune 500 companies present technological challenges in the areas of Clean technology, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology - to the academic and research communities - who in turn, share their ideas and technology solutions for addressing the needs presented. Through the IP and Venture Forums, TechConnect helps early-stage companies and universities showcase their ideas to larger corporations and investors, to cultivate partnerships and funding opportunities.
Additional submissions for the IP and Venture Forum are being accepted until January 28th. Interested parties should visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/ or contact Jennifer Rocha at: Jrocha@techconnect.org.
Exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities are available for technology transfer technology licensing offices, research organizations, or companies looking to find buyers or investors for their solutions. More than 5,000 corporate buyers and technology executives from Fortune 500 companies are expected to attend the expo, as are industry leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, and members of the media from more than 70 countries. To view the list of participating companies, please visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/press/past_participants.html , or contact Jrocha@techconnect.org for more details on exhibiting.
About the TechConnect Summit
The purpose of the TechConnect Summit is to bring together the world’s leading technology transfer offices, companies, and investment firms to locate promising technologies and early stage companies from across the globe, and match these organizations to the world’s technology users (mid to large size companies), developers (universities, research institutions), and investors (venture capitalists, investment banking firms) to streamline the innovation pipeline and create an environment for technology matchmaking amongst the groups.
The TechConnect Summit, in partnership with the NSTI and the CTSI, has spent the past decade building the world’s largest international community of nano, bio and clean technology experts, from academia, business, and government to advance the development and deployment of these technologies. It is the only such event in the U.S. that focuses on all groups related to technology research, development, and commercialization. For more information, please visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2009/
Source: FIR Public Relations