Harvard University and MIT Technology Showcase to Take Place June 14 at 2011 TechConnect World in Boston, MA

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Leading researchers from Harvard and MIT will present cutting-edge research being developed at both institutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect World (www.techconnectworld.com) announced today that

Harvard University's Office of Technology Development and the MIT Technology Licensing Office will present the Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase at TechConnect World, taking place June 13-16, 2011, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, US.  

The Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase on June 14 is a unique opportunity to see faculty research presentations from both institutions.  The presentations illustrate the range of technologies that are available at both universities, and additional research will be on display at their exhibit booths in the TechConnect Marketplace Expo.

The research presentations will focus on both the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences, covering several industrial areas of impact, including semiconductors, energy, water, materials processing, and drug delivery.

Featured Speakers for the June 14 program include:

From Harvard University

Keynote: Charles Lieber, Nanotechnology Meets Biology

Joanna Aizenberg, New versatile nano/microstructured surfaces: Applications in anti-icing, prevention of biofouling and self-cleaning oleophobic materials

Hongkun Park, Nanowire Platform for Biomolecule Delivery

Chad Vecitis, Filtration System for Small-Medium Scale Wastewater and Water Treatment

Marco Loncar, Ultra-Sensitive, Label-Free Biosensor For Diagnostic Applications

From MIT

Keynote: Michael Cima, Convergence of medical procedures with drugs and diagnostics

Kripa Varanasi, Nanoengineered Surfaces for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy and Water

Gene Fitzgerald, Key Semiconductor Advances in Electronics and Optoelectronics

Mary Cummings, Smartphone control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Sebastian Seung, Extracting value from biomedical images using human and machine intelligence

TechConnect World is the largest multi-sector gathering of technology IP, technology ventures, industrial partners, and investors from around the globe focused on emerging technology development and commercialization in the areas of nanotech, cleantech, and biotech.

TechConnect World features the most promising technologies and early stage ventures, cutting-edge research presentations, business-focused sessions, and Technology Marketplace Expo.  The annual conference attracts an audience of leading corporate, academic, investment, and government representatives.  TechConnect World will also feature corporate presentations from F500 companies, including: Applied Materials, BASF, Cisco, Dow, GM, Honda, Merck, Panasonic, Toyota, and many others.

"TechConnect is founded on facilitating technology match-making between academic, government and corporate research with potential corporate and investment partners," said Matthew Laudon, PhD, executive director for TechConnect.  "We are pleased to have two of the world's top universities support the conference and bring this program to the TechConnect community."

TechConnect World 2011 is a suite of conferences including: Nanotech, Cleantech, MicroTech, BioNano, and the TechConnect Summit. TechConnect World 2011 Boston is expected to attract 5,000+ attendees from more than 70 countries.  

To view the Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase program, please visit: http://www.techconnectworld.com/Summit2011/

To attend TechConnect World and the Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase, please visit: http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2011/register.html.

For more information about TechConnect World 2011, please contact Jennifer Rocha, Director, Strategic Development, at connect@techconnect.org.

About TechConnect World:

The mission of TechConnect World is to match innovative solutions to real world technology challenges.  The annual TechConnect World suite of conferences brings together over 5,000 business and technical professionals including leading researchers, buyers, entrepreneurs, corporate business developers, investors, service providers, commercialization/tech transfer officers, industry analysts and members of the media.  TechConnect World Delivers Results:  Matching buyers and sellers, creating strategic partnership, IP licensing, venture capital, corporate financing and customer acquisition opportunities, access to advanced research insight and best practices.


Contact:Laura Benoldpress@techconnect.org512-800-9798

SOURCE TechConnect World


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