Texas A&M Engineering represented at National Innovation Summit in Washington D.C.

NIS Booth

Texas A&M Engineering had a strong presence at the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase June 16th – 18th. The event was held in conjunction with the National SBIR/STTR Conference and the 17th annual TechConnect World Conference. The National Innovation Summit is the world’s largest showcase of industry-vetted new technologies that are ready for commercialization; the summit is in support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives.

As a university partner, representatives from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, and the Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization Office were able to attend one-on-one meetings with industry representatives from around the world in order to discuss future partnerships and collaboration opportunities. The National Innovation Summit also provided an opportunity for companies to showcase their ideas for new technologies. Texas A&M Engineering also had an exhibit booth at the showcase allowing for industry representatives to connect with and learn more about each of the agencies that were present.

NIS Booth Photo1As a university partner, up to 20 Texas A&M Innovators had the opportunity to submit their technologies into the overall innovation database where they were reviewed by corporate and federal agency partners prior to the show. Thermal Expansion Solutions, LLC, represented by Dr. James Monroe and Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, was selected to attend the summit and give an oral presentation about its new technology known as AllVar. More than 15 companies expressed interest in meeting with Monroe and Karaman to learn more about their innovation. Thermal Expansion Solutions, LLC is a startup organization focused on creating scalable and stable AllVar (all-variant) thermal expansion alloys that may be used in a wide variety of industries at an affordable rate. To learn more about AllVar, visit www.allvar.net.

Companies or individuals interested in learning more about the state engineering agencies or the Technology Commercialization Office within The Texas A&M University System should contact Dr. Dale Cope at (979) 458-7477, dalecope@tees.tamus.edu or Ande Brenckman at (979) 458-7552, andreabrenckman@tees.tamus.edu.