Navy Innovation Marketplace 2018

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Navy Innovation Marketplace 2018

Partnership and Licensing Opportunities Featured at the Navy Innovation Marketplace

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Navy Technology Transfer Offices from Naval Air Warfare Centers and Indian Head collaborate to showcase photonics, firearms training and safety and sensor technologies at the Navy Innovation Marketplace on Feb. 7 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Calling all corporate executives, capital providers, private equity groups, investment banks and anyone interested in new technologies from regional Navy labs.

Join Energetics Technology Center for the Navy Innovation Marketplace – an event featuring researchers and scientists from the Naval Air Warfare Centers – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and Weapons Division (NAWCWD) and Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD). The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

This showcase will highlight U.S. Navy technologies currently available for license and/or partnerships. Technology groups represented include Photonics, Firearms Training and Safety and Sensors. The event will consist of technology pitches and presentations given by government researchers, inventors and scientists, all showcasing their innovative solutions to warfighter challenges while showing commercial applications for their designs.

“Researchers at NAWCAD generate groundbreaking inventions that not only benefit the warfighter, but often have commercial applications as well, improving the way we live, work and play on a daily basis,” stated Ms. Leslie Taylor, Executive Director, NAWCAD.

Mr. Ashley Johnson, Technical Director, IHEODTD added, “Technology transfer is the process by which these inventions are transformed into products in the marketplace, and we welcome investors and entrepreneurs who are interested in partnering with us through cooperative agreements or licensing.”

Keynote speakers for the event include TEDCO CEO George Davis. TEDCO helps transform innovative technology and life science businesses into high growth companies and provides entrepreneurs with capital, connections, and coaching. Davis will focus on tools for entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of these technologies from the federal labs.

The lunchtime keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Daitch, is the CEO and founder of Akonni Biosystems, a company that has grown through successful licensing of government technology. Dr. Daitch will provide insight to what is required of potential investors and how best to work through the technology readiness levels, ultimately leading to commercialization.

The program ends at 4:00 p.m. and all attendees are welcome and encouraged to tour St. Mary’s County’s new incubator, TechPort, at the regional airport complex. Tours and a reception will follow at TechPort.

Headquartered in St. Charles, Maryland, Energetics Technology Center provides research and engineering services, and policy development capabilities to government, academia, and private industry clients. ETC incorporated in 2006 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, with a charter to promote the development of science and engineering activities in Southern Maryland. ETC’s focus is to engage in technology activities, which support the country’s future national security posture and the public interest.

The cost of the program is $25. Lunch is included. For more information and to register for the event, visit

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