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Innovation 2 Market

The Innovation 2 Market Patent Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, for businesses and investors to learn about featured technologies developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). ERDC seeks to identify business entities with manufacturing or distribution capabilities that can benefit from commercialization of ERDC patented technologies. There is no cost to attend.

Why You Should Participate

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with ERDC inventors and learn about ERDC’s streamlined licensing process which makes it easier to evaluate and pursue market potential of ERDC innovations. Many of ERDC’s patented technologies have been prototyped, proven, and have dual-use applicability. Participants will be introduced to ERDC patents including:

Attendees will also learn how they can submit innovative solutions for funding consideration by ERDC.


ERDCWERX, 1622 Washington Street (Suite 300), Vicksburg, Mississippi

Tentative Agenda

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Monday, April 1 (All times in CT)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pmNo-Host Social and Dinner (Key City Brewing Co.)
Tuesday, April 2 (All times in CT)
8:30 amCheck In
9:00 amWelcome and Overview (Dr. David Horner, ERDC Information Technology Laboratory)
9:20 am Signing Ceremony
9:40 amPartnering with ERDC (Dr. David Horner, ERDC Information Technology Laboratory)
10:10 amBreak
10:20 amWhat Success Looks Like/How it WERX (Panel Discussion)
10:50 amTap into Commercialization “Superpowers”: Providing Assistance to T2 Applicants
11:10 amExpanding the ERDC Portfolio (Dr. Robert Moser, ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory)
12:00 pmLunch (Boxed Lunch from Billy’s Italian Restaurant at ERDCWERX or Dining at a Downtown Restaurant)
1:30 pmPartner, Research, or License with ERDC: Ways to Engage/Types of Agreements
2:00 pm Presentation Wrap-Up, Breakouts with Featured Technologies
3:15 pmPatent Showcase: Featured Technology Poster Sessions and Exhibits
5:00 pmNo-Host Social (The Inn at Cedar Grove)
6:00 pmNo-Host Dinner (Cocktails 101)
Wednesday, April 3 (All times in CT)
8:00 am – 10:30 amSteps for Licensing Success: Positioning Your Company for Qualification (at ERDCWERX)
10:30 am – 12:00 pmGuided Tour of ERDC (Limited to 30 Participants; Meet at ERDC Visitor Center at 10:15 am)

Travel Accommodations


Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Dining and Lodging

View area hotels and restaurants

I2M Patent Webinars

The I2M Event Series includes a series of webinars featuring ERDC technologies.

January 23, 2024Water TechnologiesView details and register
February 27, 2024Material & Sensor TechnologiesView details and register
June 17, 2024Protective Structures & SystemsView details and register
September 17, 2024TBAView details and register
November 12, 2024TBAView details and register

How to Participate

Click here to register to attend.

Questions: For event-related questions, contact [email protected].

Interested parties must register no later than 12:00 pm CT on Monday, April 1, 2024.

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