The National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference Will Be Hosted at Joint TechConnect World and National Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The National SBIR Conference will be co-located with the National Innovation Summit and Showcase (NISS) and TechConnect World events, which take place May 12-16, 2013, just outside Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

TechConnect and NISS are designed to accelerate the commercialization of American innovation by providing the world’s largest on-site matchmaking program with investors and corporate development partners and will attract 4,000+ attendees to its annual conference.

The SBIR program is the largest source of federal funding – over $2 Billion annually – for small high tech firms.  This new event format efficiently combines all three events, and is the ideal opportunity to speak directly to those from the public and private sector looking to invest in innovative technologies.

The joint events will showcase more than 20 federal agencies and their top funded innovations including:  Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA, NSF, and many more.

“We are honored to host the 2013 National SBIR Conference,” notes Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. “This partnership aligns well with our organization’s mission, which is to work with leading corporations, investors, and federal agencies to help push American innovations into the marketplace.”

“I’m pleased that for the first time ever, we will be co-hosting this year’s National SBIR Conference with TechConnect and the National Innovation Summit and Showcase,” notes Sean Greene, Associate Administrator, Office of Investment & Innovation, US Small Business Administration.  “This will be a great opportunity for us to bring together 4,000 investors in commercialization, small businesses and SBIR/STTR stakeholders for a robust discussion on the new changes to the program.”

The National SBIR Conference, TechConnect World, and National Innovation Summit are not-to-miss events for entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, and businesses from around the world.

To showcase your Innovation, or to register for the co-located TechConnect World, National Innovation Summit, and the National SBIR Conference, visit

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SOURCE TechConnect World

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