WBT 2011 Sponsors and Partners


2011 Title Sponsor


Lockheed Martin Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.
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2011 Host


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The Center of Innovation at Arlington, together with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, serves as the primary catalyst for Arlington economic betterment. We believe the primary drivers of economic development are research and technology. Our vision is to be strategic in planning, community driven and working in partnership on a local, regional and national level. The Chamber initiates research and technology innovation and works with its business partners to lead the curve, not follow it in the areas of technological advancements.
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2011 Co-Host



University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of 33,000 students in the heart of North Texas and the second largest member in the UT System. Enrollment growth in the last few years has been exceptionally strong, particularly in the colleges of Science, Education & Health Professions, and Nursing. Research activity has nearly tripled to more than $63 million over the past six years with increasing expertise in bioengineering, medical diagnostics, nanotechnology, micro-manufacturing and defense, and Homeland Security technologies, among others areas. The University opened a 234,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Engineering Research Building in January 2011 and is developing more than 20 acres as the College Park District. For more information on opportunities for collaboration and licensing technologies please visit www.uta.edu/ra/real.

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Platinum

Penman PR Penman PR is one of the most innovative independent PR firms in the nation and the only international public relations firm to offer 100% senior-level representation. Penman PR proactively engages in the art and science of establishing and promoting brand value by mapping public relations strategies and tactics against its clients’ business objectives. Penman excels at implementing company and product launches, branding and re-branding, positioning companies for acquisition, raising stock price, maximizing industry events, business attraction and retention and overthrowing the competition. Visit Penman at www.penmanpr.com.

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Exclusive Media Sponsor



Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution. Communications professionals trust Business Wire’s superior optimization and distribution of their news, photos and multimedia. With 30 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers unparalleled local service, backed by global reach. For more information, visit businesswire.com or email tradeshow@businesswire.com.

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Gold

Cimarron Capital Partners has designed, built and managed innovative fund investment programs for over 15 years. Cimarron has the experience needed to provide asset management services for institutional investors, regional investors, family offices and custom accounts. Since 1993, our Managing Directors have launched four funds and advised over 20 states and organizations in fund design and portfolio construction. We work closely with our clients to deliver effective, customized venture capital and private equity portfolios.
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The Office of the Governor markets Texas globally as the premier location for business and innovation in the world. The Office hosts events designed to spread awareness of a business climate that rewards the entrepreneurial spirit; welcomes those who take risks and create jobs; and targets key industries like technology that positively impact the Texas economy.

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The Texas Tech University System Office of Technology Commercialization works with researchers at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to bring their discoveries and inventions to the marketplace. The office works to protect the intellectual property developed through university research and bring it to the public through licensing agreements and the creation of start-up companies. Visit us at www.texastech.edu/otc.

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With state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and a service orientated operating philosophy, the Abilene Life Sciences Accelerator (ALSA) is designed to provide support for early stage life sciences companies through a combination of business development services including business incubation/acceleration and strategic planning.
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Wellspring Wellspring provides hundreds of universities and companies with web-based software for technology commercialization. Whether looking to manage research and patents more effectively or identify and build new partnerships, organizations turn to Wellspring.
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City of Arlington The City of Arlington, working with our Champion Arlington partners, strives to create a community environment that attracts new investment, job creation and revitalization.

BNSF Railway Operating one of the largest North American rail networks, BNSF Railway Company leads the way by developing and applying technology that enhances safety, service and efficiency. For more information about BNSF visit, www.bnsf.com

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The Department of Energy's Energy Innovation Portal provides access to the thought leadership of National Laboratories and partners through leading edge technologies available for licensing, a centralized database of energy IP, and business friendly summaries of patents.
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DeVry University is a school with 80 years of experience in providing technology- and business-based higher education. Our reputation and accredited university status provide the recognition and credentials you need.
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EZN EZN offers enterprises, universities and inventors a unique and practice orientated service in the field of patent and innovation management, e.g. strategic IP consulting, licensing, R&D projects and presentation at international shows.
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The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is the voice of Business and the visionary organization in Oklahoma City. The Chamber strives to create a business climate that attracts new businesses and enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing businesses, and to create a community with an irresistible quality of life.

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Irving Economic Development Partnership, Located in the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving is a city of 215,000 that boasts a business community of more than 10,000 businesses - including the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 corporations.
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Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. Established in 1965, the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. (LES) is a professional society comprised of nearly 5,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development and marketing of intellectual property.

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National Association of Seed and Venture Funds advocates for the growth of seed and early-stage innovation capital. A member organization, NASVF connects investors, economic development organizations, public and private funds and tech transfer professionals in building their local economies through commercializing technologies.
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NineSigma partners with Global 1000 companies to transform their innovation capabilities by connecting them with the very best innovators from around the world. NineSigma’s proprietary process for Open Innovation enables companies to dramatically improve speed to market while lowering product development costs.
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Research Texas Inc. Research Texas is an innovative magazine publication covering ongoing research achievements, inventions, patents and programs promoting success to a worldwide audience.
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Technology Transfer Tactics provides in-depth guidance designed to hasten and streamline the commercialization process, as well as maximize the financial benefits of that process for your organization. To join the mailing list and receive a free copy of Technology Transfer Tactics' next issue click here.


Texas Health Research & Education Institute facilitates and conducts research throughout the Texas Health Resources health care delivery system. Through our strengths in research and training, we provide medical device manufacturers “one-stop” capabilities all the way to market. Services include preclinical and clinical research, product testing, regulatory reporting and FDA approval preparation.

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Dallas Regional Chamber The Dallas Regional Chamber is a leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships.
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Enid Regional Development Alliance Enid, Oklahoma is the business, healthcare, and retail center for Northwest Oklahoma. Our local economy is built on the backs on innovative entrepreneurs who have developed and grown their businesses into some of the most profitable in the nation.
Grow Venture Community - the Virtual Silicon Valley. Bringing the first truly global, transparent, community-based approach to seed-funding. Grow VC can help startups secure initial funding of up to 1M USD for their businesses.

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MRUN was established in 2002 as an alliance of university business development professionals dedicated to facilitating growth of technology spinout companies through start–up formation. MRUN is built around the idea that regional cooperation in new business formation can foster commercialization of university research.
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The University of Texas System is one of Texas’ largest employers and one of the nation’s largest higher education systems, serving Texans for more than 125 years. With $2.3 billion in annual research, UT System’s nine academic and six health institutions help make the world a better place by commercializing revolutionary discoveries as world-class innovations.



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Media Partners

Innovation, America's Journal of Technology Commercialization, is a bimonthly magazine published by Technology Ventures Corporation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. It reports on new technologies, entrepreneurial activity, topics of interest to investors, activity at DOE and other national laboratories, and issues concerning technology transfer.
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