Power up Your Technology Innovation and Economic Development
TWO CONFERENCES - ONE OBJECTIVE - ONE LOCATION Power up Your Technology Innovation and Economic Development Global CONNECT Summit, for U.S. and international regional innovation organizations that want to expand their technology clusters, and the WBT(World’s Best Technologies) Innovation Marketplace which brings together early stage technology innovation with investors, licensees, and strategic partners, have been intentionally scheduled back-to-back and at the same hotel this year with you in mind. Optimize your time and technology innovation objectives, and attend both! Both conferences will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (West Tower), 1380 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101. GLOBAL CONNECT SUMMIT (OCT 20-21, 2013) There are many international commercialization conferences, but only one that will provide you with international LaunchPads and support to help your local companies access global markets PLUS a platform to put your local companies in front of the California investment community. If you’re looking for sustainable methods to attract early stage capital and stimulate innovation and concrete programs you can implement to stay regionally competitive and help your region compete globally, the Global CONNECT Summit is for you. This year’s Summit will focus on the challenge felt globally of how to do a better job of accelerating technology transfer and commercialization of government funded research in order to enhance regional economic growth and competitiveness. Summit session highlights will include examples of compelling cases that attract industry to the research being done in the institutes; smart collaborative platforms that align research institutes and industry; creative funding and partnerships that support commercialization, and the valuable role that regional innovation accelerators play in catalyzing, mentoring, and contributing to this important technology transfer process.
Registrants will have the opportunity to:
Innovators with interest in establishing U.S. operations or creating licensing opportunities are invited to apply to present at the WBT (World's Best Technologies) Innovation Marketplace (Oct. 22-23: same hotel as GCS). Those selected will be invited to do a dry run before the Global CONNECT Summit audience on Monday, Oct. 21.
WBT INNOVATION MARKETPLACE (OCT. 22-23, 2013) Now in its 11th year, the WBT Innovation Marketplace (World’s BestTechnologies) brings together early stage technologies and seed stagetechnologies with investors, licensees, and strategic partners. Since 2001, the WBT has worked with over 740 emerging companies and technologies. CONNECT and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation are pleased to be hosts to this conference for the second year in a row. The WBT is deal-focused and diverse, showcasing companies andtechnologies that vary by geography, funding source, and type ofresearch institution. Submit an application for a past proof of concept technology orintellectual property available for investment or licensing today.The No Cost application process* ($650 Registration fee only if youare selected to present) is a great way to receive feedback on yourcommercialization or licensing opportunity from a review panel ofinvestors and licensees. Apply at www.wbtshowcase.com *$650 Registration fee only if you are selected to present WBT Application Deadline - June 21, 2013 Global CONNECT Summit - October 20-21, 2013 WBT Innovation Marketplace - October 22-23, 2013
ABOUT CONNECT Serving as a Regional Innovation Cluster model, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies in the San Diego region and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products in high tech and life sciences. The program has spurred the development of one of the largest innovation clusters in the world, with well developed verticals in wireless, software, life sciences, clean tech and action and sports. In addition the region now boasts more than 80 research institutes and emerging clusters in convergence technologies such as mobile health, genomics, bioinformatics, cyber security, energy storage and biofuels.
October 20, 2013 - October 21, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMPacific Time
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaBay Tower (west tower)1590 Harbor Island DriveSan Diego, California 92101USA858-523-1700
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