National Innovation Summit and Showcase

TechConnect National & Global Innovation Awards

TechConnect is proud to announce the annual TechConnect Innovation Awards. The TechConnect Innovation Awards identify the top 20% of submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. Innovation rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector. Innovations are submitted from global academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories.


National Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect National Innovation Award. The commercialization actions and success of these National Innovation Awardees will be tracked and reported back to their primary funding agency to encourage continued funding program support and to assist in accelerating the commercialization of American innovation.


Innovation Awards

Submitted Innovations that do not have a clear U.S. federal funding history are eligible for the TechConnect Global Innovation Award. The commercialization actions and success of these Global Innovation Awardees will be tracked in order to assist in accelerating their international exposure to potential commercialization partners.

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TechConnect 2016 National & Global Innovation Awardees

OrganizationTechnology
Actasys IncActive Aerodynamic Systems
Advanced Tactile Imaging, Inc.Tactile Imaging
Alphabet EnergyAlphabet Energy PowerBlocks
Argonne National LaboratoryArgonne’s Advanced Redox Shuttle Additive for Overcharge Protection of Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles
Ariel University R&D Co.Traumatic brain injury repair with neurotropic factors and coral scaffold
Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU)Improved lithium ion battery electrolyte material
ARL Designs LLCAn Anti-reflective and Anti-Soiling Coating for Glass
Avalia Immunotherapies LimitedSynthetic Immunotherapy Platform for Vaccine Development
Be Power Tech, LLCElectricity Producing Air Conditioners
BiomiMedTech Co., Ltd.Biomimetic dry adhesives
Boutiq Science LtdBoutiq tailored nanoparticles for emerging technologies
CEA TechInorganic (GaN – InGaN) microLED arrays for light projection or Head Up Displays and Head Mounted Displays
CEA TechLipidots®
Citrine InformaticsData-Driven Software Platform for Accelerating Materials R&D and Manufacturing
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.Membrane-Based Dehydration System
Connora Technologies, Inc.RECYCLAMINE: Performance Thermosets for Removable and Recyclable Composites and Adhesives
CranioSenseI-PASS: Intracranial Pressure Assessment and Screening System
Deakin UniversityNanoporous Boron Nitride for Oil-Water Separation
Direct Energy, Inc. (Montana)Refuelable carbon/air battery for off-grid power
DNATREKDNATrax
DOE-NETLHigh Performance Light-Weight High-Entropy Alloys
Earth Energy RenewablesHigh-value chemicals from any biodegradable waste or organic feedstock
Ener-G-Rotors, Inc.A New, Cost Effective Solution for Waste Heat to Power
Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryInjection Locked Magnetron with Phase and Amplitude Control
framergy, Inc.HAANG
HySense Technology LLCIntellipigment(TM) Hydrogen Leak Detection
Impossible Objects LLCComposite-Based Additive Manufacturing (“CBAM”)
Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC"Quilt Packaging" Microchip Interconnect Technology
Integrated Microfluidic Devices LLCFluid-Screen
Johns Hopkins Technology VenturesCAPE System: “Computer-Assisted Craniomaxillofacial Surgery”
Koti TechnologiesCeramic Antimicrobial Coatings -Pulsed Pressure CVD
Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation FoundationPolymeric dispersants for graphenes
Kyungpook Nationna University Industry-Academic Cooperation FoundationHighly sensitive acid gas sensing dyes for protective work wear
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryRubber Biosynthesis: Nanolipoprotein particle platform for “ex vivo” rubber production
Lehigh UniversityA Wavy Micropatterned Microfluidic Device for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells
Lehigh UniversityEnzymes for Control and Prevention of Biofilms
Lehigh UniversityNew Reagents for Octafluorocyclobutane Transfer that Eliminate the Use of Hazardous Tetrafluoroethylene
Louisiana State University Agricultural CenterBitter Flavor Masking Mixtures
Louisiana State University Agricultural CenterNanoparticle Matrix for Delivery of Natural Bioactive Components
Melodea Ltd.Melodea NCC Foam
Meros Polymers Inc.Meros drug and biologic delivery polymers
MicroMetrics, Inc.High Accuracy, Long-Life, Ultra-thin Contact Stress Sensor
mPower Technology IncFlexpower
Nano Discovery Inc.Blood Test for Early Detection of Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
NanoScale Systems (Nanoss) GmbHNovel 3D-Printing on the Nanoscale for Tailored Sensors and Electronics
Nanyang Technological UniversityEnergy Saving Tunable Multi-Functional Low Cost Smart Window
NASA Armstrong Flight Research CenterNASA Armstrong’s Fiber Optic Sensing System (FOSS)
NASA Kennedy Space CenterAeroplastic, New Composite Materials with Reduced Heat Transfer and Increased Flame Retardancy
NASA Langley Research Center, Office of Strategic Analysis, Communications, & Business DevelopmentControlled metal nanoparticle substrate deposition
National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryNon-Specular Reflective Surface Treatment
National University of SingaporeCost Effective Kaolinite-based Porous Ceramic Supports with High Permeability and Mechanical Strength
National University of SingaporeReal Time Monitoring System for trace analytes e.g. phosphate in Water
National University of SingaporeSolid-State Fermentation for Production of Succinic Acid from Renewable Biomass
New Jersey Innovation InstituteCarbon Nanotube Membrane for Sea, Brackish and Frack Water Desalination
New Jersey Innovation InstituteSurfactant-Free Nanocomposite Microparticles for Fast Redispersion and Dissolution of Active Nanoparticle Agents
New Jersey Innovation InstituteThin Films with Self-Assembled Monolayers Embedded on their Surfaces
North Carolina State University Office of Technology TransferNanocoining
North Carolina State University Office of Technology TransferProsthetic Electromechanical Clutch for energy efficient Exoskeletons
Northeastern Univ. Center for High-rate NanomanufacturingNanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS)
NuenzCeramic Fibres
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryCF8C-Plus Steel
ObtainiumElectrochemical carbon dioxide conversion to fuels and chemicals
Ohio University Center for Electrochemical EngineeringProduction of High Value Graphene from Coal
Ondax, Inc.THz-Raman: Fast, simultaneous measurement of both material composition and structure
Oregon State UniversityMicrofluidic hemoperfusion device for treatment of sepsis
Oregon State UniversityMicroreactor-assisted Nanomaterial Printing (MANP) for anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings on eyeglasses and smartphone display
PaneraTech, IncIMECS (Inline Material Electrical Characterization Sensor)
Plants As PlantsDevelopment of Agave angustifolia as a lignocellulosic feedstock for arid regions of the US and Mexico.
PolymerPlus LLCCompact, High Temperature Nanolayer Film Capacitors
Privo TechnologiesChemotherapy wafer to treat oral cancer topically
Revolution Fibres LtdSonic Electrospinning Technology
Sandia National LaboratoriesBaDx (Bacillus Anthracis Diagnostics)
Sandia National LaboratoriesTransdermal Microneedle Sensors
Savannah River National LaboratoryBioTigerâ„¢: An Environmental Biocatalyst
Savannah River National LaboratoryUse of Titanium-Based Materials as Bactericides
Sentinel Bioactive Paper NetworkBiocontrol Packaging
Sogang University Research FoundationAqueous carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for paper-electronics and sensors with home/office inkjet printers
Sol VoltaicsSolFilm - Nanowire film
Sonisafe Inc.Data mining the acoustical field inside vehicles to prevent distracted driving
Tecnológico de MonterreyImproved Hollow-Fiber Microfiltration Membranes
Tecnológico de MonterreyNon-cooperative source mobile device locator
Tecnológico de MonterreyPlant Biofactories: Waste Crops & Compounds of Interest
Triton Microtechnologies3D Semiconductor Interposers
Tufts University Tech TransferMultiplexed genome editing by natural transformation for accelerated evolution of microbes (MuGENT)
UCF Office of Research & CommercializationNanoparticle-based Holographic Display
Ukrspetstechnologii CorporationTechnology and Equipment for Production of Sapphire Monocryctals of Improved Quality and Sizes for Displays of Smart Phones and Other Devices, Substrates for Products of Electronic and Optoelectronic Industry
UnivalorNon-destructive method for durable post-growth doping of graphene
University of California, Santa Barbara - Office of Technology & Industry AlliancesSelf-Doping Materials for Solution-Processed Organic N-Type Thermoelectrics
University of ChicagoLIGHT: Immunotherapy for treatment of primary tumors and metastatic disease
University of ChicagoMussel-Inspired Self-Healing Hydrogels
University of KansasOcclusive central venous catheter securement dressing
University of KansasTreatment for Alopecia
University of MinnesotaButanediol and C4-C5 chemicals: A biosynthetic pathway
University of MinnesotaHydrogen from Wastewater: Fermentation Membrane
University of MinnesotaLignin-based plastics: High Strength and Biodegradable
University of OregonGallium and mixed metal nanoclusters
UNIVERSITY OF PATRASWine making in domestic refrigerator
WARF-University of Wisconsin/Thiogen PharmaPrC-210 Radioprotector

 

2017 National Innovation Partners - Meet and Hear From:

DoE
Department
of Energy
DoD
Department
of Defense
NIH
National Institutes
of Health
NIST
National Institute
of Standards
and Technology
Air Force
Air Force
 
Air Force SBIR/STTR
Air Force
SBIR/STTR
Army
Army
 
NAVY
Navy
 
CBD
Chemical and
Biological Defense
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Health Program
Defense Health
Program
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
DMEA
Defense
MicroElectronics
Activity (DMEA)
DTRA
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
MDA
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
 
NGA
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
NASA
NASA
 
NSF
National Science Foundation
DHS
Department of Homeland Security
RE
Research & Engineering (ASD(R&E))
SOCOM
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
SBA
US Small Business Administration
US Patent Office
US Patent and Trademark Office
NOAA
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
DoD IACs
Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers
CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
EPA
US Environmental Protection Agency
DOT
US Department of Transportation

Platinum Sponsors
Korusip
KIAT and KETEP
Lockheed Martin
NSTXL

Silver Sponsors
Fujifilm
TechOpp
Park Systems
Penn State
tekna

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Aerojet
Arkema
Baxter
Boeing
Church & Dwight
Corning
Cummins
Eastman Chemical
Evonik
Henkel
Huntsman
Ingersoll_Rand
LG
Lockheed Martin
LOreal
Magna
Medtronic
Michelman
Owens Corning
Panasonic
Praxair
Sabic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Shell
Sherwin Williams
UTC

Technology Development Partners
 
AirForce Technology Transfer
Argonne
Business Sweden
ceatech
Fermilab
GLEAMM
Idaho National Laboratory
Innovate Hawaii
InvestInSkane
Iowa State University
Jefferson Lab
Kansas City National Security Campus
korusip
KYUNGPOOK National University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
NASA
NETL
NREL
New Jersey Innovation Institute
University of Buffalo NYSCEMI
OakRidgeNatLab
PolyU
PPPL
Sandia National Laboratories
SungKyunKwan University
Texas Tech Research Commercialization
UCI
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
UCLA Technology Development Group
UCSB
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
ACCT
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
AOCS
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
AURP
AUTM
BILAT USA 4.0
Coatings
Diplomacy Matters
European Commission
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Explore Nano
FCHEA
FLC
Graphene Council
Graphene Entrepreneur
INNO
InterNano
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
LES
NVCA
NCURA
NECEC
SBIR
SBDC
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
UIDP

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