At the Materials Voice Booth, attendees send convenient, personalized letters to their representatives on Capitol Hill.
Effective Public Policy Engagement Strategies for Researchers Workshop
This interactive workshop will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the policy implications of their work.
Congressional Fellowship Program Information Session
Attendees will learn about the MRS/OSA and MRS/TMS Congressional Fellowships and hear from current and former Fellows about their experiences as scientists in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Research Funding Opportunities
The Research Funding Opportunities sessions provide interaction between government agency presenters and MRS Membership. Invited talks will be followed by round-table Q&A sessions with the individual program managers.
AWIS Breakfast—“Inclusion in Innovation”
Interactive discussions will include ways to increase diversity in STEM entrepreneurship, how to improve existing entrepreneurship support, the importance in developing an inclusive climate, and reasons why it is important to invest intentionally.
Chemical Angel Network Meeting and Pitch Session
Watch as three iMatSci innovators have the chance to pitch their companies to the Chemical Angel Network and other Fortune 100 investment groups, and compete for an opportunity to win a $10,000 seed round investment!
iMatSci Innovation Showcase—Opening Keynote Address
Kyle Teamey opens the iMatSci schedule of events with an inspiring talk about his trials and successes as an entrepreneur, patent holder, investor and government-based innovation leader.
Raising Capital 101: For Startups
Want to know what investors look for in a pitch deck or the biggest mistakes startups make when pitching their products? Listen as our panel of angels, venture capital firms and private equity practices discuss the current trends in venture funding.
Visit the iMatSci Innovator Booths!
Connect with innovators at their booths as they demonstrate their newest materials-focused technologies, designed to deliver value in real-world applications.
iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches
Get a glimpse into the future as iMatSci innovators present a three-minute pitch of their new and original materials-based products.
iMatSci Innovator Networking Reception and Speed Meeting Session
Meet one-on-one with fellow innovators, iMatSci speakers and sponsors, and key players from government labs, industrial agencies and investment firms.
Innovation and Industry Partnerships Panel
Listen as a panel of five industry professionals explain how to develop partnerships between small businesses and large organizations, and discuss the process of transitioning small-scale prototypes to market-worthy products.
#WINNING: Success as a Young Entrepreneur
If you're thinking of starting your own business, then listen as an inspiring pool of young innovators from fast-growing companies share stories of their entrepreneurial trials, surprises, successes and endeavors.
Fireside Chat with Kevin Lefebvre on Innovation Licensing and Patenting
Join Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and learn how to navigate the world of intellectual property, licensing and patenting as a new materials innovator.
iMatSci Closing Keynote Address—Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation
This talk will explore medical technologies being developed that harness lessons from nature for inspiration from creatures such as geckos and jellyfish, and opens new paths to the continual innovation that is so important in our fast-changing world.
iMatSci Awards Presentation and Reception
Celebrate with us as the top iMatSci innovators are presented with prizes and as the Chemical Angel Network announces the winner for their $10,000 seed stage investment. A congratulatory reception and champagne toast will immediately follow.