• Technical Conference:  5 – 10 May 2019
  • Exhibition: 7 – 9 May 2019

Technology Transfer Program

OptimaxThursday, 9 May
Exhibit Hall Theater I
10:15 – 12:30

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.



Dan Christensen, TOPTICA Photonics AG, USA


Keynote Talk

10:15 – 10:45

Tim Day, DRS Daylight Solutions, USA


Tutorial Talk

10:45 – 11:15

Eugene Cochrane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


Pitch Panels

11:15 – 12:30



Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Manish Kulkarni, Netra Systems, USA

Kei May Lau, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Max Perez, ColdQuanta, USA

Judging Panel

Rob Mandra, RSM Advisors, USA

Rick Plympton, Optimax Systems, Inc., USA

Sujatha Ramanujan, Nextcorps' Luminate, USA


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