I2M showcase to return to ERDCWERX

Published 6:44 am Monday, March 11, 2024

In a sequel to last year’s successful event, the Innovation 2 Market (I2M) patent showcase returns to ERDCWERX—featuring U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) patents available for licensing and commercialization. This free, hybrid event invites businesses and investors to explore how ERDC innovations can support growth and diversification.

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ERDCWERX in Vicksburg, I2M provides a unique opportunity for direct engagement between businesses and ERDC inventors. Attendees can expect valuable insights into ERDC’s streamlined licensing options and agreement types, and hear from industry experts experienced in the commercialization of ERDC technologies. Additionally, the event will feature a licensing signing ceremony, a guided tour of ERDC, and timely updates on current business opportunities.

“ERDC is excited to invite industry and economic development organizations to the second Innovation 2 Market patent showcase, highlighting innovative technologies in construction, electronics and sensors, environment and energy, materials, and protective structures and systems,” said Jenny Jabour, technology transfer officer of ERDC’s Office of Research and Technology Transfer (ORTT). “We believe I2M will further enhance opportunities for businesses—small and large—to engage in seamless tech transfer between the federal government and the commercial marketplace.”

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In-person attendees will have the chance to connect with key stakeholders, including ERDC’s ORTT, Contracting Office, and Office of Small Business Programs, along with their key technology commercialization partners, TechLink and ERDCWERX.

“ERDC’s world-class researchers continue to develop innovations to benefit the Warfighter and the needs of our nation,” said ERDCWERX Director Paul Sumrall. “As a partner of ERDC, one of our goals is to facilitate industry licensing, allowing ERDC’s inventions to be integrated into commercial markets.”

For details and to register, visit www.erdcwerx.org/innovation-2-market/.