2017 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference Agenda

Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA
October 24-25, 2017


Tuesday October 24


9:00-12:00Registration and Exhibit Setup
12:30-1:30 Welcome Luncheon - Honoring Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Strategic Partners

2:00-3:30 Facilitated Partnering Workshop and One-On-One Meetings

3:30-5:00 Pitch Session 1*
5:00-6:30Link-Up and Learn! Conference Reception - Conversations with TTE innovators and Entrepreneurs - Exhibits, Demos, and Posters on Topics such as:

  • Emerging Innovations from NETL, CMU, CWRU, Pitt and and WVU Research Labs
    • TransTech Energy Start-Ups and Commercializable Projects
      • CO2 Reduction and Utilization
        • Sensors and Controls
          • Robotics
            • Energy Grid Technologies
              • Advanced Manufacturing
                • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
                  • Water Monitoring and Treatment
                    • Advanced Materials
                      • Bio-fuels and Products
                        • Engines, Compressors, and Vehicles
                          • and more!
6:30-8:30Conference Dinner - Panel Discussion with Q&A

Investor Advice on Building a Regional Energy Innovation/Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Panelists: TBD
Moderator: TBD

Wednesday October 25


7:30-8:15Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-8:30Welcome to Day 2 of the TTE Conference
8:30-10:00 Pitch Session 2*

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Pitch Session 3*
12:00-1:15 Conference Luncheon - with Panel Discussion and Q&A
Entrepreneurs Advice on Building a Regional Energy Innovation/Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Panelists: TBD
Moderator: TBD
1:15 - 2:45Pitch Session 4*
3:00-3:30 Finalist Pitch Session***
3:30-4:15 Conference Keynote Presentation and Discussion
Alec Ross, Author, The Industries of the Future- Robots, Genes, Codes and Data - Opportunity, Promise and Peril During the Next Decade (invited)
4:15-4:45 Awards Reception
4:45 Presentation of Awards - reception continues
5:00 Closing Comments and Adjournment
*Pitch Session Format:
  • Each Pitch session will have four or five pitches by start-up companies and commercializable projects related to the Session's designated subject area
  • 15 minutes per presentation/Q & A, plus 2 minutes for judges scoring and comments
  • Part 1 of pitch - 7 minutes – uninterrupted
  • Part 2 of pitch - 7 minutes – interactive Q & A with pitch session judges
  • 1 minute – wrap-up by the presenter
  • 2 minutes – judges write scores and comments on pitch; next presenter comes forward
  • Judges convene immediately after all pitches in their session to nominate one or two finalists from the session (up to three nominations from a pitch session with five presenters; up to two nominations from a session with four presenters).

**Finalists Pitch Session Format:
  • Four to twelve finalists
  • Each finalist makes a two-minute pitch (without PowerPoint slides!) to pitch session judges – no follow-up Q & A
  • Judges convene privately to nominate the top five presenters/companies for consideration of monetary and TA awards