Technical Conference:
14 – 19 May 2017
16 – 18 May 2017

Technology Transfer Program

The Technology Transfer Program includes a Keynote presentation, a Technology Transfer Tutorial and a Pitch Panel.

The Technology Transfer Tutorial provides attendees an opportunity to learn more about the licensing process: funding, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and intellectual property. In addition, organizations will feature their license-ready technologies at tabletop displays in the exhibit hall.

The Pitch Panel provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their technology, explain why it's valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization.

Tabletop Displays — FREE for Organizations to Present License-ready Technologies

A designated space near the Program area will be reserved for tabletops for interested organizations to showcase license ready technologies.

The free space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Please email to request an application, which will be reviewed and approved by CLEO management and the CLEO Technology Transfer Program Committee.


2017 Program Schedule
16-18 May     Tabletop Displays During Exhibit Hours

Thursday, 18 May

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote Speaker:

10:45 – 11:30
Tech Transfer Tutorial:

Moderator: Giacomo Vacca, President, Kinetic River Corp., USA


  • David Dawes, Business Development Executive, Innovation and Partnerships Office, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Ruth Houbertz, CEO & Managing Director, Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Germany
11:30 – 13:00

Pitch Panel w/ Feedback from Panelists:

Moderator: Giacomo Vacca, President, Kinetic River Corp., USA


Pitch Panelists:

  • Jason EichenholzCo-Founder & CTO, Luminar Technologies, USA
  • Robert Mandra, Managing Director, RSM Advisors, USA
  • Mark TolbertPresident, TOPTICA Photonics, Inc., USA

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