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TECHCONNECT SUMMIT ANNOUNCES PROGRAMS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
FOR INAUGURAL EVENT

Techconnect delivers industry's first one of a kind community for
technology innovators and investors - merges two sides to fuel
cutting-edge innovation.

2006 TechConnect Summit
http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2006/

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2006--TechConnect, a global
technology outreach organization dedicated to locating the world's most
promising licensing opportunities and start-up companies, today
introduced the programs and speakers for its inaugural event. The
TechConnect Summit, in conjunction with the Nanotech 2006 Conference,
will feature more than 60 peer-reviewed licensing opportunities and 60
pre-vetted venture companies from around the globe, commencing with a
keynote address from Richard M. Russell, Associate Director, Office of
Science Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, US.
TechConnect differentiates itself from other industry and business
events by bringing together technologists with the world's top
technology investors and companies, creating a forum for all sides to
interact and explore business opportunities ranging from development and
licensing partnerships, to direct investment.

"TechConnect is dedicated to uniting technologists and members of the
business community with the shared goal of raising awareness of new
technologies and ultimately fueling innovation and business
development," said Matthew Laudon, Executive Director of TechConnect.
"This year's event not only includes an impressive list of investment
and licensing opportunities, it also includes presentations on strategic
technology views and needs from leading corporations such as IBM,
Genzyme, Analog Devices, Merck, Cisco, BASF, Cabot Corp, Sanyo and
Goodrich."

"This year's Inaugural TechConnect Summit eliminates the barriers to
innovation by creating a community that brings together the brightest
technology minds with interested members of the business community,"
said Dr. Brent Segal, General Partner, from Atomic Venture Partners. "I
look forward to attending this event, seeing these technologies first
hand and potentially helping some of these early stage ideas come to
life."

The TechConnect 2006 keynote speakers (jointly with Nanotech 2006)
include:
-Richard M. Russell
 Associate Director, Office of Science Technology Policy,
 Executive Office of the President, US

-Bruce M. Pratt
 Vice President of Science Development at Genzyme Corporation
 
-Thomas Theis
 Director, Physical Sciences, IBM

-Ashley J. Stevens
 Director, Office of Technology Transfer at Boston University

This year's event includes over 60 presentations of peer-vetted
licensing opportunities from corporations and universities from around
the globe.

TechConnect 2006 will also include presentations from over 60 key
venture companies from most every industrial sector.

For a full list of presenters visit:
http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2006/program/

The TechConnect 2006 Summit runs concurrently with Nanotech 2006, Clean
& Controlled Environments (in conjunction with Vicon Publishing's
Controlled Environments) and BioNano 2006. The TechConnect Conference,
beginning on May 8 and running through May 9, will feature more than 120
presenters. All events will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in
Boston. For more information about this show, visit:
http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2006/about.html
 
About TechConnect Summit:
TechConnect is a global technology outreach organization, dedicated to
bringing together the world's most promising IP and start-up companies
across all industries and technology focus areas. TechConnect is founded
upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the
evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage venture companies.
With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business
development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its
audience through publications, events, and outreach activities. The
annual TechConnect Summit provides the largest global snapshot of peer
reviewed emerging technologies, IP and early stage companies based on
their market impact and positioning.
 
General Inquiries:
Jennifer Rocha, Operations Manager
Email: info at techconnect.org
Voice: (774) 249-8514
Web: www.techconnect.org



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