March 29, 2018
Crab Pot Pitch Contest in Southern Maryland
Energetics Technology Center and the Rural Maryland Council are proud to be a sponsor for the 2018 Crab Pot Pitch Contest. Perhaps you’ve heard of the TV show Shark Tank. Well, the Crab Pot is just as intense! Entrepreneurs from all around give their finest pitches for a chance to win the new Tech Commercialization Award and a free year of business incubation. The Speed Round will be held April 12, 2018 at 6PM at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and the Finals will be held May 10, 2018 at 6PM at Calvert Marine Museum. The contest is hosted by Pax Space and S.M.I.T.
Visit the Crab Pot website for more.
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January 18, 2018
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 https://navyshowcase.eventbrite.com.
October 23, 2017
2017 Pitch Bus Presentations
On October 17, ETC hosted the Maryland Startup Bus at its TechFire® incubator in White Oak. The event attracted entrepreneurs and researchers interested in ‘pitching’ their companies to be videotaped for future fundraising and provided the opportunity to practice their pitch techniques in front of a live audience. ETC experts offered individual and group coaching advice to interested participants prior to their pitch taping. Joining the event were five federal laboratory technology transfer officers who presented overviews of their programs and how to connect with them for research collaboration, licensing and other business-building opportunities. Presentations from the event are below:
FDA technology transfer:
United States Department of Agriculture Technology Transfer:
NCI Technology Transfer Center:
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division:
Army Research Lab:
March 15, 2017
ETC and NSWC opens new business incubator facility in Indian Head
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) is expanding beyond the front gates of the base, and its new facility invites other technology-based companies to thrive at its new location.
The new T4 space will be used by NSWC IHEODTD and the Energetics Technology Center (ETC) as a collaborative meeting space for businesses who want to work with the EOD Technology Division. The space will be used to provide training to industry and NSWC IHEODTD scientists and engineers, and offer open collaboration and conference room space. The ETC will offer their TechFire commercialization and T4 technology business incubation program.
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February 23, 2017
NSASP Hosts First COMREL of 2017 in Waldorf
Energetics Technology Center “Techfire” Technology Business Incubation Program
Kim Mozingo, the Techfire program manager at the Energetics Technology Center, continued the technology theme.
“I think this is perfect that we are presenting on the heels of the SMTTPP presentation,” Mozingo said. “It feeds right into what we are all trying to accomplish in the region.”
Mozingo shared that Bob Kavetsky, the president and executive director at the Energetics Technology Center, recognized in 2013 that the southern Maryland region had a lot of intellectual property and thought it could be “fodder for start-ups;” he began to seek out ways to facilitate those start-ups by creating the Techfire Incubation program.
The organization receives funding from the Charles County Economic Development Department and has a memorandum of understanding with the College of Southern Maryland; with three entrepreneurs-in-residence, the program is focused on creating technology companies.
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November 15, 2016
TechFire Lunch-n-Learn Series: The CEO’S Guide to Inbound Marketing
December 13th, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Ethan Giffin, Founder Groove Marketing
The CEO’s Guide to Inbound Marketing
Live at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20903
RSVP by Dec 8rd to email@example.com
Or Click Here to Register For the Free Webcast
Successful marketing entails serving up the right content at the right time at the right place using best practices in inbound marketng. Learn how Groove tripled site traffic in 6 months using inbound marketing methodologies and a shoestring marketing budget.
In 2007, Ethan left the comfort of directing e-commerce for the nation’s largest privately held staffing company to start Baltimore‐based Groove. In 2010, Groove had doubled in size and needed the space and community to support their growth, which led to their move to the ETC on Boston Street. In 2013, Groove graduated from the ETC and moved into its own award‐winning space in Harbor East/Little Italy. Today, Ethan has built Groove to be one of the nation’s premier creative digital agencies, specializing in eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. An entrepreneur at heart, Ethan was managing profitable yard sales at 10‐years‐old and started a very successful DJ and karaoke service at the age of 16. Prior to founding Groove, the Allegis Group benefited from Ethan’s entrepreneurial spirit and he is credited for pushing the business down the digital path.
JOIN US in person at our Silver Spring office for the live event or WebEx with us at our St. Charles office or The Ground Floor at Harford County Office.
TechFire Silver Spring, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20903 (map)
TechFire Southern Maryland, 10400 O’Donnell Place, #202, St. Charles, MD 20603 (map)
TechFire at The Ground Floor – Harford County Office of Economic Development, 2021 Pulaski Hwy, Suite D, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (map)