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Feb 2 - 7, 2019SPIE Photonics West 2019San Francisco, CA
Photonics West 2019, the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to see, learn about, and purchase the latest devices, components, and systems that are enabling, and driving, today’s trends: state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and more.
Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Feb 10 - 13, 2019AUTM 2019 Annual MeetingAustin, TX
AUTM’s Annual Meeting is the year's signature tech transfer event where professionals from around the world meet to network, make deals and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and panels. In February we're meeting in Austin - home to tech innovation, music, film, those fascinating migrating bats and yes, the curious, nine-banded armadillo. We hope you'll join us, in the great state of Texas!
Contact: info - [email protected]847-686-2244
Feb 21, 2019SBIR/STTR WorkshopLong Beach, CA
The Long Beach State University College of Engineering is hosting a workshop to foster collaboration and share information about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs.


Matthew Portnoy SBIR/STTR Program Manager and Director National Institutes of Health

Robert Smith Director of SBIR/STTR Programs Office of Naval Research

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Feb 26, 2019Fort Huachuca Innovation DayFort Huachuca, AZ
The Fort Huachuca Innovation Day connects government and industry to collaborate on mission requirements and technology solutions. This free event, which is open and free to all Fort Huachuca personnel, provides an opportunity to see the latest in emerging technologies and network with industry experts. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to provide live demos and hands-on training to benefit the attendees. Showcase your technology solutions to meet the ever-changing demands that their mission requires.
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Feb 27, 201926th Bi-Annual Information Technology Day at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC)Mountain View, CA
All interested personnel, employees and contractors are invited to stop by the 27th Annual Information Technology Day set to take place at the Mega Bites Cafe - Building N-235 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Exhibits will be open from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

There is no fee to attend. This event will feature mission oriented information technology, cybersecurity, and field deployable tactical technology products.

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Mar 6 - 7, 2019Aor Force Pitch DayNew York, NY
"Pitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force. Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our goal is to award $40 million to startups using one-day, one-page contracts. These awards use convenient credit card payments— we want partnering with the Air Force to be easy and energizing!" Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Mar 6 - 7, 2019Venture Summit | West 2019San Francisco, CA
Where Innovation Meets Capital™

The 7th annual Venture Summit | West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit | West 2019 is one event you won't want to miss.

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Mar 12, 2019SBIR/STTR WorkshopRiverside, CA
Directors from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are coming to UC Riverside to learn about your innovations and discuss their SBIR/STTR programs. Register to meet with them, discuss your proposal and get personal advice on how to optimize your chances for being awarded!
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Mar 28 - 30, 2019The VentureWell OPEN conferenceWashington, DC
The VentureWell OPEN conference gathers together representatives from across the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum to share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in the rapidly evolving field of technology entrepreneurship education.

OPEN features a wealth of informative sessions and time to network with a friendly and engaging group of attendees interested in moving the field forward. The conference is called OPEN to reflect both the welcoming culture of our attendees and the way the conference connects people across disciplines and geographies to grow entrepreneurship education. Use the conference hashtag #vwopen to share what you’re seeing and hearing on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @venturewell on Twitter for year-round conversations and news.

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Apr 10 - 11, 20192019 Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)Lowell, MA
Now in its nineteenth year, the Forum has been a long-standing venue for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, large primes, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators.

You are invited to meet all the companies participating in this year’s Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) and explore their technologies in the Virtual Transition Marketplace. You can also hear from them first-hand during the Forum, April 10-11, 2019, at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on the University of Massachusetts-Lowell campus, just northwest of Boston. Senior Navy leadership challenged us to deliver innovation to warfighters faster by exploring new collaborations with American technology hubs. The Navy SBIR/STTR Program Office is meeting this challenge through an exciting partnership with the University of Massachusetts, Directorate of Economic Development, designed to mobilize a new generation of government, industry, and academic innovators.

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Apr 23 - 25, 2019Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National MeetingOrlando, FL
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is excited to announce that it will be holding its 2019 national meeting in Orlando, FL! More information will be available soon. Do you want to be notified when additional information for this conference is released? If so, please enter your email address below and you will receive an email notification as soon as the information is available.

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Contact: FLC Support - [email protected]856-667-7727
May 6 - 8, 2019Sea-Air-Space 2019 - International Maritime ExpositionNational Harbor (DC Area), MD
Sea-Air-Space 2019 will take place at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD May 6 - 8, 2019.

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League's mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. The Sea-Air-Space Exposition will continue to support the mission of the Navy League and lead the way as "THE" Exposition to attend each year to display the most current information and technology relevant to maritime policy.

Contact: Info - [email protected]n/a
Jun 3 - 6, 2019BIO 2019Philadelphia, PA
Join us in Philadelphia, PA, June 3-6, 2019 as more than 16,000 attendees from around the globe gather for unparalleled partnering, education, networking, and to see all that tri-state area has to offer. The region's vast array of leading universities and research institutions fosters a collaborative environment.

The key benefits of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 67 countries.

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Jun 10 - 12, 2019Women in Technology SummitSan Jose, CA
WITI's Women in Technology Summit continues with the collocated Business & Technology Expo by putting it in the middle of the “town square” instead of a separate exhibit hall. This way exhibitors and attendees are always in the action and have opportunities to visit on their own schedules in a relaxed setting.

30 top companies; government, academic, and other organizations with a demonstrated interest in empowering women to succeed in technology will display products and services and build relationships with attendees. Exhibitors will have both HR executives and product managers (and top C-level management!) ready to speak with you.

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Jun 16 - 19, 2019TechConnect World Innovation ConferenceBoston, MA
The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. The Technical Program spotlights applications focused innovations, materials and devices emerging from industrial, government and academic laboratories worldwide. The Innovation Partnering Program gathers market-ready, commercially-viable, innovations into the largest global technology accelerator program.

Early-stage companies are reviewed and selected by our board of corporate and investment partners. Technical submissions are reviewed and selected by our symposium chairs and program review committee.

The 2019 TechConnect World Innovation event encompasses the 2019 SBIR/STTR National Conference, and Nanotech2019 – the world’s largest nanotechnology event.

Contact: Sarah Wenning - [email protected]n/a
Jun 16 - 19, 2019SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation ConferenceBoston, MA
The SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Summit is similar to the National SBIR Conferences in that it is supported by most of the SBIR/STTR agencies. This means you have the opportunity to learn directly from many of the SBIR/STTR program managers, and can schedule 1 on 1 meetings with them (subject to availability).

This event is also a great place to network with primes, universities and other small businesses.

Contact: info - [email protected]n/a
Jul 8 - 10, 2019ARPA-E Energy Innovation SummitDenver, CO
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (The Summit) is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America's energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its tenth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market.
Contact: Kate Coelln - [email protected](703) 740-1955
Jul 25 - 26, 2019The Department of the Navy Gold Coast EventSan Diego, CA
The purpose of the Department of the Navy Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.

NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.

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