Partnership and Licensing Opportunities Featured at the Navy Innovation Marketplace

Navy Technology Transfer Offices from Naval Air Warfare Centers and Indian Head collaborate to showcase photonics, firearms training and safety and sensor technologies at the Navy Innovation Marketplace on Feb. 7 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

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Calling all corporate executives, capital providers, private equity groups, investment banks and anyone interested in new technologies from regional Navy labs.

Join Energetics Technology Center for the Navy Innovation Marketplace – an event featuring researchers and scientists from the Naval Air Warfare Centers – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and Weapons Division (NAWCWD) and Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD). The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

This showcase will highlight U.S. Navy technologies currently available for license and/or partnerships. Technology groups represented include Photonics, Firearms Training and Safety and Sensors. The event will consist of technology pitches and presentations given by government researchers, inventors and scientists, all showcasing their innovative solutions to warfighter challenges while showing commercial applications for their designs.

“Researchers at NAWCAD generate groundbreaking inventions that not only benefit the warfighter, but often have commercial applications as well, improving the way we live, work and play on a daily basis,” stated Ms. Leslie Taylor, Executive Director, NAWCAD.

Mr. Ashley Johnson, Technical Director, IHEODTD added, “Technology transfer is the process by which these inventions are transformed into products in the marketplace, and we welcome investors and entrepreneurs who are interested in partnering with us through cooperative agreements or licensing.”

Keynote speakers for the event include TEDCO CEO George Davis. TEDCO helps transform innovative technology and life science businesses into high growth companies and provides entrepreneurs with capital, connections, and coaching. Davis will focus on tools for entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of these technologies from the federal labs.

The lunchtime keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Daitch, is the CEO and founder of Akonni Biosystems, a company that has grown through successful licensing of government technology. Dr. Daitch will provide insight to what is required of potential investors and how best to work through the technology readiness levels, ultimately leading to commercialization.

The program ends at 4:00 p.m. and all attendees are welcome and encouraged to tour St. Mary’s County’s new incubator, TechPort, at the regional airport complex. Tours and a reception will follow at TechPort.

Headquartered in St. Charles, Maryland, Energetics Technology Center provides research and engineering services, and policy development capabilities to government, academia, and private industry clients.  ETC incorporated in 2006 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, with a charter to promote the development of science and engineering activities in Southern Maryland.  ETC’s focus is to engage in technology activities, which support the country’s future national security posture and the public interest.

The cost of the program is $25.  Lunch is included.  For more information and to register for the event, visit


Energetics Technology Center “Techfire” Technology Business Incubation Program

Kim Mozingo, the Techfire program manager at the Energetics Technology Center, continued the technology theme.

“I think this is perfect that we are presenting on the heels of the SMTTPP presentation,” Mozingo said. “It feeds right into what we are all trying to accomplish in the region.”

Mozingo shared that Bob Kavetsky, the president and executive director at the Energetics Technology Center, recognized in 2013 that the southern Maryland region had a lot of intellectual property and thought it could be “fodder for start-ups;” he began to seek out ways to facilitate those start-ups by creating the Techfire Incubation program.

The organization receives funding from the Charles County Economic Development Department and has a memorandum of understanding with the College of Southern Maryland; with three entrepreneurs-in-residence, the program is focused on creating technology companies.

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The Energetics Technology Center’s (ETC) TechFire incubation program announces today that their client, Motobriiz, LLC., successfully pitched their business at TEDCO’s 2015 Entrepreneur Expo at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland. Expo attendance is estimated to be 700 entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, supporters, and investors.

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