WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect is pleased to announce the participation of top corporate partners at the joint National Innovation Summit & Showcase (NISS) and TechConnect World, taking place May 12-16 in Washington, D.C. For the first time ever, the National SBIR Conference will also be co-located with both events. All conferences will take place just outside D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. Now in its 15 th year, TechConnect World is the largest global conference and marketplace for innovators, corporate technology developers, and investors. TechConnect is uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations, out of the lab and into industry. Lead Corporate Partners participating at this year's conference include BASF, Bayer, Boeing, Capewell, Ingersoll Rand, MeadWestvaco, Momentive, Sabic, SK Innovation, and many more. "We are very proud to have the support of these global corporations," said Dr. Matthew Laudon, CEO of TechConnect. "Our events are committed to accelerating the commercialization of national and international innovations. We are looking forward to their participation this May." Corporate Partners will be speaking in the program and meeting 1-1 with innovators. "Momentive is committed to advancing technologies for the future by developing innovative, high-performance, sustainable chemistries that enable our customers to deliver efficient, renewable, environmentally suitable end products," notes Mr. Paul Vogt, PhD, Director, Transformational Growth and Open Innovation, Momentive. "Momentive's support of the 2013 TechConnect-National Innovation Summit as a corporate sponsor gives us the opportunity to meet the world class innovators and companies from all parts of the globe who, along with Momentive's transformational growth team, are building this sustainable future together." Showcase submissions for breakthrough innovations are being accepted for the joint TechConnect World Conference and the National Innovation Summit and Showcase.