Conference Sponsors

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Conference Host

The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC), a Kansas-funded corporation, leads the state in technology-based economic development.

Through support of research and development at Centers of Excellence, through intense hands-on business assistance at incubators and through investment in early-stage Kansas technology entrepreneurs, KTEC serves as an invaluable partner to companies that bring economic growth to Kansas.

National Conference Sponsors

National Innovation Reception Sponsor

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Pennsylvania continues to be a leader in TBED through the creation of innovative programs and initiatives designed to stimulate the economy by providing the capital, infrastructure, technical support and talent necessary to build successful companies and create and retain high-paying, highly skilled technology jobs.

Underwriter of “TBED for the Next Decade”

Through collaborative initiatives, bold leadership and timely facilitation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is firmly committed to developing increased discovery, innovation and economic prosperity to this growing region. As the economic development arm of Oklahoma City, the GOKC Chamber leads business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts in the region.

Audience Response System Sponsor

Battelle, the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, conducts $5 billion in R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management, and technology commercialization. Battelle's Technology Partnership Practice focuses Battelle's experience and capabilities to serve state and local organizations, universities, and non-profit technology organizations, in the design, implementation, and assessment of technology-based economic development programs.

The National Centers of Excellence (NCOE), a WestCAMP division, has launched GAMBIT Center Phase I, a needs-driven technology deployment project. Search uniquely described new technologies and match them with a specific manufacturer's needs. GAMBIT complements the larger Federal Acceleration of State Technologies (F.A.S.T.) initiative to develop federal matching funds ($3 billion annually) for state-funded technology commercialization programs.

Wii Room Sponsors

GSP Consulting was founded with the mission of growing economies by specializing in helping organizations create and implement economic development and government affairs strategies. GSP has successfully assisted hundreds of non-profits, technology companies, associations, universities, and municipalities with our extensive strategy and implementation expertise. 877-GSP-CORP

Monster Public Sector & Education enables state and local governments, and P-20 educators, to collaborate in “Creating the High-Performance Workforce.” Building on Monster’s core business, we join forces with our partners and your regional stakeholders to re-imagine human capital management, leverage real-time intelligence about regional economic and workforce shifts, build pipelines of educated workers, and engage seekers and employers with next-generation online career solutions.

Exhibiting Sponsors

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation through initiatives, such as FastTrac®, a business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow successful businesses, and the iBridge℠ Web site, which provides access to innovations developed by nonprofit institutions that have the potential to drive innovation, collaboration, and commercialization.

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is a nationwide network of federal laboratories and is the only government-wide forum for technology transfer. The FLC provides the framework for developing T2 strategies and collaborative opportunities by promoting and facilitating technical cooperation with industry, academia, state & local governments, TBED organizations, and other federal laboratories.

Lytmos Group partners with government and private sector organizations to maximize their ROI in competitive high-technology research grants. Clients turn to Lytmos for help with innovative program development, independent peer review, effective grant program administration, authoritative performance assessments, and compelling communication of program results. When delivering process outsourcing services, Lytmos also offers GrantEase®, a brandable web-based system for application acceptance, peer review, and grant management.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) is a national network with hundreds of specialists who understand the needs of America’s small manufacturers and small businesses. Collectively, MEP is America’s #1 resource for helping manufacturers compete against low price competition. MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, and expand capacity.

The NIST Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established in 2007 "to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need." The program funds small and medium-sized businesses, universities, and research consortia on a competitive, cost-share basis for research on potentially revolutionary technologies for meeting critical national needs that present high technical risks-with commensurate high rewards if successful.

Speaker Lounge Sponsor

The NorTech is a non-profit technology-based economic development organization that champions growth in Northeast Ohio’s high tech economy. NorTech marshals resources and forges collaborations to put high tech economic growth on the fast-track by: accelerating technology development and moving innovations from the lab into the marketplace; driving growth in the region’s high tech industries (with a current focus on Advanced Energy and Flexible Electronics); and expanding state and federal funding to support Early Stage Technology Commercialization and Industry Building.

Conference CD Sponsor

ASME's Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEEI) seeks to promote engineering entrepreneurship and innovation as a critical resource for technological competitiveness. The Center is the gateway for innovative thinkers to find the many entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial tools available to maximize their potential.

Friend of TBED

Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram research and development laboratory serving at the nexus of energy supply and security. Beyond its assigned lead role in nuclear energy, INL has a heritage of developing and delivering innovative national and homeland security technologies, protective environmental measures, and clean energy initiatives.

The National Science Foundation supports basic scientific and engineering research and promotes science and engineering education. A small portion of NSF resources funds high-reward applied research focused on positively impacting the nation’s health, prosperity, welfare, defense, and enhancing the nation’s industrial competitiveness.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory, managed since April 2000 by a partnership formed by The University of Tennessee and the Battelle Memorial Institute. Today, ORNL is home to the world's largest civilian science project, the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, and has been selected to build the fastest unclassified scientific computer in the world.