Sponsors and Partners



2010 Title Sponsor


Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin's business areas include:
  • Aeronautics includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business.
  • Electronic Systems includes missiles and fire control, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business.
  • Information Systems & Global Services includes C4I, federal services, government and commercial IT solutions.
  • Space Systems includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.
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The Center of Innovation at Arlington, together with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, serves as the primary catalyst for Arlington economic betterment. We believe the primary drivers of economic development are research and technology. Our vision is to be strategic in planning, community driven and working in partnership on a local, regional and national level. The Chamber initiates research and technology innovation and works with its business partners to lead the curve, not follow it in the areas of technological advancements.

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University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of 33,000 students in the heart of North Texas and the second largest member in the UT System. Enrollment growth in the last few years has been exceptionally strong, particularly in the colleges of Science, Education & Health Professions, and Nursing. Research activity has nearly tripled to more than $63 million over the past six years with increasing expertise in bioengineering, medical diagnostics, nanotechnology, micro-manufacturing and defense, and Homeland Security technologies, among others areas. The University opened a 234,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Engineering Research Building in January 2011 and is developing more than 20 acres as the College Park District. For more information on opportunities for collaboration and licensing technologies please visit www.uta.edu/ra/real.
The Office of the Governor markets Texas globally as the premier location for business and innovation in the world. The Office hosts events designed to spread awareness of a business climate that rewards the entrepreneurial spirit; welcomes those who take risks and create jobs; and targets key industries like technology that positively impact the Texas economy.

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Accenture Accenture Analytics uses its experience, offerings and solutions to reduce risk and speed time to value, helping clients compete on analytics across any business function or process—in any industry or geography. As a recognized visionary and industry leader, Accenture has continually increased analytic sophistication and capabilities—from batch reporting in the 1970s, to pioneering information management and performance management solutions in 1992, to the creation of a dedicated information management services organization in 2005. Accenture Analytics is our next-generation response to a corporate legacy of ongoing innovation.

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United States Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest company with an annual budget of $371 billion and over 2 million employees. It is composed of 3 military department, 15 defense agencies, and 9 combatant commands. The military departments are responsible for recruiting, training and equipping the forces and the combatant commands are assigned operational control of the forces. The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of the United States.

Penman PR Penman PR is one of the most innovative independent PR firms in the nation and the only international public relations firm to offer 100% senior-level representation. Penman PR proactively engages in the art and science of establishing and promoting brand value by mapping public relations strategies and tactics against its clients’ business objectives. Penman excels at implementing company and product launches, branding and re-branding, positioning companies for acquisition, raising stock price, maximizing industry events, business attraction and retention and overthrowing the competition. Visit Penman at www.penmanpr.com.

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The Texas Emerging Technology Fund, created by the Texas Legislature at the urging of Governor Rick Perry, provides Texas with an unparalleled advantage by expediting the development and commercialization of new technologies, and by recruiting the best research talent in the world. Matching and commercialization funds coupled with additional federal and outside investments mean new technology is emerging in Texas.
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Participating Agencies



Department of Homeland Security The Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security discovers and develops new technologies to help protect the nation from terrorism and natural disasters. S&T research flows through six technical divisions (borders and maritime; chemical and biological weapons; command, control and interoperability; explosives; human factors; infrastructure/geophysical) and three portfolios (research, transition, innovation). S&T is constantly searching for new ideas and innovative technologies in the private sector, national labs, universities, and internationally.
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NASA Technology infusion is the process of strategically binding technical needs and potential solutions. These innovative solutions, be they hardware or software; enhancing or enabling; near-term or far-term; low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) or High TRL, NASA internally or externally developed; must all be managed through some aspect of transition from their originating source to the targeted challenges within NASA's programs and projects. The IPP, Technology Infusion Element includes the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and the IPP Seed Fund. Together these programs provide pathways from these originating sources to IPPs' technology portfolio, and provide enabling infrastructures that enhance the infusion of these technologies in NASA missions and programs.
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National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) works with industry to foster innovation, trade, security and jobs. It fulfills this mission by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. Representatives from the following NIST programs will be on hand at the WBTshowcase to help attendees’ access the unique facilities and resources available from NIST to startups, innovators and entrepreneurs: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Technology Services, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Technology Innovation Program.
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Exclusive Media Sponsor



Business Wire, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is the global market leader in commercial news distribution. Thousands of member companies and organizations depend on Business Wire to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, investor services, regulatory authorities and the general public worldwide. In fact, Business Wire has the most comprehensive news and disclosure network in the world. We originate hundreds of thousands of news announcements each year, with a dramatic impact on capital and commercial markets around the globe and in virtually every industry sector.
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Cimarron Capital Partners has designed, built and managed innovative fund investment programs for over 15 years. Cimarron has the experience needed to provide asset management services for institutional investors, regional investors, family offices and custom accounts. Since 1993, our Managing Directors have launched four funds and advised over 20 states and organizations in fund design and portfolio construction. We work closely with our clients to deliver effective, customized venture capital and private equity portfolios.
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Roche Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. As a supplier of innovative products and services for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Group contributes on a broad range of fronts to improving people’s health and quality of life.
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The Canadian Consulate General - Dallas The Canadian Consulate General facilitates the commercialization of Canadian technolgies through a network of local contacts and helps global companies source innovative solutions from Canada.
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Oklahoma is proud to sponsor the WBTshowcase and look forward to working more closely with North Texas, believing that together we are making innovations and ideas a reality. The coalition of Oklahoma entities represents the communities of Ardmore, Duncan, Enid, Oklahoma City, Norman, and Ponca City, as well as i2E, and the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative.
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BNSF Railway Operating one of the largest North American rail networks, BNSF Railway Company leads the way by developing and applying technology that enhances safety, service and efficiency. For more information about BNSF visit, www.bnsf.com
EZN Since 1981, Hannover, Germany, based private company EZN offers innovation and patent management service to inventors, businesses and universities, being engaged in strategic IP consulting, licensing, R&D projects and presentation at international shows..
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The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer represents more than 700 federally funded research centers and laboratories throughout the United States. The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds is a network of public agencies, private investors and public/private partnerships fostering innovation capital for America's entrepreneurs.
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Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is the nation's leading association of 200+ companies and federal laboratories working together to improve their R&D capabilities. IRI means innovation.
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The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. is a professional society comprised of over 6,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property. 
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NineSigma partners with Global 1000 companies to transform their innovation capabilities by connecting them with the very best innovators from around the world. NineSigma’s proprietary process for Open Innovation enables companies to dramatically improve speed to market while lowering product development costs.
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Noetic Technologies is a technology commercialization company that specializes in bringing new products to market. Our services help early stage companies get new products to market faster, saving them time and money.
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Research Texas Inc. Research Texas is an innovative magazine publication covering ongoing research achievements, inventions, patents and programs promoting success to a worldwide audience..
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The Texas Tech University System Office of Technology Commercialization is committed to helping researchers introduce their new discoveries to the marketplace. Our office protects the University System’s intellectual property (IP) while promoting the transfer of academic discovery to industry for public benefit and economic development.
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Technology Transfer Tactics provides in-depth guidance designed to hasten and streamline the commercialization process, as well as maximize the financial benefits of that process for your organization. To join the mailing list and receive a free copy of Technology Transfer Tactics' next issue click here.
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The University of North Texas is a student-centered, public, research university located in Denton, Texas. With almost 35,000 students, UNT offers 99 bachelor's, 104 master's and 49 doctoral degree programs within the university's eleven colleges and schools.
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Carr LLP helps companies protect their ideas, identity and market share. Every client receives the direct involvement of a partner with over 25 years of Intellectual Property law experience.
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The Dallas Regional Chamber -- Technology Business Council The Technology Business Council’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain the Dallas/Fort Worth region as a global leader in technology talent, innovation, integration and manufacturing.
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Enid Regional Developmant Alliance Enid, Oklahoma is the business, healthcare, and retail center for Northwest Oklahoma. Our low-cost, collaborative approach to business is attractive to companies locating in Enid.

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Innovate Texas serves as a catalyst for collaboration and transactions among the state’s academic institutions, businesses, investors and government enabling them to engage with the global economy more efficiently and effectively. Visit www.innovatetexas.org.
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Irving Economic Development Partnership, Located in the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving is a city of 215,000 that boasts a business community of more than 10,000 businesses - including the global headquarters of four Fortune 500 corporations. 
MRUN was established in 2002 as an alliance of university business development professionals dedicated to facilitating growth of technology spinout companies through start–up formation. MRUN is built around the idea that regional cooperation in new business formation can foster commercialization of university research.
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Texas State University Texas State's 29,105 students choose from 100 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and eight doctoral degree programs. Texas State's main campus is in San Marcos, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio.
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Media Sponsors


Innovation, America's Journal of Technology Commercialization, is a bimonthly magazine published by Technology Ventures Corporation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. It reports on new technologies, entrepreneurial activity, topics of interest to investors, activity at DOE and other national laboratories, and issues concerning technology transfer.
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