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Innovation 2 Commercialization: Making Tech Transfer Count!

Montgomery County, MD DED Tech Transfer Programs

Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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General Admission   more info Ended $30.00 $0.00

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The Gateway to Innovation, a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer presents:

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Innovation 2 Commercialization:
  Making Tech Transfer Count!


A full-day conference:

Three exciting panels will be repeated before and after lunch:

Innovation: Brian Darmody, University of Maryland (moderator)

  • Panelists:  Richard A. Bendis, BioHealth Innovation; Alain Cappeluti, Noble Life Sciences; Aris Melissaratos, Johns Hopkins University


Commercialization: - Mojdeh Bahar, Federal Laboratory Consortium (moderator)

  • Panelists:  Clara Asmail, NIST/MEP; Todd Chappell, BioHealth Innovation; Dr. Karina Edmonds, DOE Tech Transfer; Mary Ellen Seale, DHS/Cybersecurity

Financing Judith A. Britz, Ph.D., Maryland Biotechnology Center (moderator)

  • Panelists:  Neil Campbell, SuperNova Diagnostics; Robert A. Rosenbaum, Maryland TEDCO; Kyp Sirinakis, Rock Spring Ventures

Speak with exhibitors from federal and academic tech transfer offices, business resources, educational programs, and funding resources;

Conduct on-site 'MeetUps' and join in some great networking!

The "Pitch Your Best" event has been postponed until next year.


Friday, November 2, 2012


7:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference
(Includes lunch with Table Talks with expert Hosts)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHANGED:  William A. Haseltine, Ph.D., Chairman and President, ACCESS Health Interntional, Inc.; Chairman, Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts; and Founder and former CEO of Human Genome Sciences  (DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, DR. HASELTINE IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.)

Paul R. Zielinski, Ph.D., Director, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, will be delivering the Keynote Address.  Dr. Zielinski is managing the collective federal laboratory response to the Presidential Memorandum on Technology Transfer and will speak about the overall impact the federal tech transfer program has had on business innovation.



Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Bldg II, Rockville

Visit us at www.techtransferconnection.com to view our calendar of other exciting events including our monthly Tech Transfer Speakers Series!


Premium Sponsor:

Federal Laboratory Consortium for

Technology Transfer


Silver Sponsors:

BioHealth Innovation
Johns Hopkins University Technology Transfer Office
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development



Bronze Sponsors:
Maryland Biotechnology Center
University of Maryland
Montgomery College
National Security Agency (NSA) Tech Transfer Office
Rockville Economic Development Inc.


Marketing Sponsors:

Maryland Entrepreneur Expo

November 13, 2012

BWI Marriott Hotel



'Building a Strong Maryland Biotech Community'
monthly networking events in Rockville


2012 Tech Transfer Summit North America
October 22-23, 2012
Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus
Biotech Innovation, Technology Transfer, Collaboration,
Partnering and Licensing

Sign language interpreting services will be provided upon request.  If you need this or other auxiliary aids or services to participate in this activity, please call 240-777-2018 at least five (5) business days prior to the event.  TTY callers use Maryland Relay.  Taking these steps will help us to have sufficient time to best meet your request. 




Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send your questions to ded.info@montgomerycountymd.gov.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Email ded.info@montgomerycounty.gov with the corrected information by October 29.  After that date you will need to bring the printed ticket to the registration desk for authorization to transfer. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.  Please bring your printed ticket with you, particularly if there is a ticket transfer.  NOTE:  Same day name changes may receive hand written name badges. 


What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided before October 26, 2012 for Early Bird or General Admission.  No refunds will be available after that date. 

Have questions about Innovation 2 Commercialization: Making Tech Transfer Count!? Contact Montgomery County, MD DED Tech Transfer Programs

When & Where

Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Building II
Rockville, MD 20850

Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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