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iMatSci Innovation Showcase

The iMatSci Innovation Showcase provides a platform for technology leaders at universities, research laboratories and startup companies to demonstrate the practical applications of their innovative, materials-based technologies. The goal of this program is to convene innovators, industry leaders and investors in one location to spur collaboration that accelerates the adoption of new materials technologies for real-world applications.

Tuesday, November 27
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

Wednesday, November 28
10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

Schedule

  • AWIS Breakfast—“Inclusion in Innovation”

    Tuesday, November 27
    7:45 am – 9:15 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    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

    Tuesday, November 27
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    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

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Tuesday, November 27
    12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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!

    Tuesday, November 27
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The HubHall D

    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

    Tuesday, November 27
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    Get a glimpse into the future as iMatSci innovators present a three-minute pitch of their new and original materials-based products.

  • iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches

    Tuesday, November 27
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Sheraton, 1st Floor, Apropos

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    10:30 am – 11:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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.

  • Visit the iMatSci Innovator Booths!

    Wednesday, November 28
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The HubHall D

    Connect with innovators at their booths as they demonstrate their newest materials-focused technologies, designed to deliver value in real-world applications.

  • #WINNING: Success as a Young Entrepreneur

    Wednesday, November 28
    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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.