Celebrate the Acceleration of Technology Innovations in the Region at the 11th Annual FITCI/Fort Detrick Alliance Technology Reveal

Featuring a new partnership with DefTech.

Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) and Fort Detrick Alliance are excited to present a twist to our ever-popular Tech Showcase. The 11th Annual celebration of tech transfer collaboration will also feature our new partnership, with The Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech).

DefTech welcomes the greater community to a reveal of five new technology innovations at this year’s event!

The event’s keynote speaker, Gary Evens, the executive director of DefTech, will focus on how the integration of technology will expand your business’s bottom line. Technology will be showcased for guests to explore, along with some of the best technology that is available for businesses to acquire, in addition to showcasing IP that is in the process of or has already been acquired.

DefTech is an initiative of the Maryland Department of Commerce, funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment and the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration through its Regional Innovation Strategies Program and includes twelve partner organizations across the state. Evans has more than three decades of experience in the commercialization of technology and entrepreneurship. His experience spans multiple industries and technical disciplines. He will discuss technology transfer opportunities in our region.

This celebration of technology acceleration will be held on September 5, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc (FITCI) located at 4539 Metropolitan Court, Frederick, MD 21704.

Join us to learn how integrating technology will expand your bottom line, followed by a guided tour of FITCI’s lab facilities – allowing you to see firsthand practical application of a couple of these technologies. Enter into discussions of how technology may be incorporated into your business to expand its operations. As our guest, you will also have time to mix and mingle with Fort Detrick officials, elected officials, business leaders and FITCI clients all while enjoying beverages and dining on small bites of appetizing goodies.

“We are excited that our 11th year event introduces a new partnership with DefTech and we invite the local business community to learn more about technologies that are ready for the marketplace. Representatives from the new DefTech initiative will present information about new innovations ready to be launched,” said FITCI CEO, Kathie Callahan Brady. “The technologies developed at Fort Detrick offer extraordinary opportunities for economic growth and development in our region,” added Amanda Johnston, executive director of the Fort Detrick Alliance.


The event is sponsored by Tunnell Government Services, CORPOHS, Mount St. Mary’s University, The Graduate School at Hood College, Frederick County Bank, Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research, City of Frederick Economic Development, and Frederick County Economic Development.

Register at https://www.fitci.org/events.html#11thannual

Alliance members receive free tickets based on their membership level. For more information contact Amanda Johnston, Fort Detrick Alliance executive director, at amanda.johnston(at)fortdetrickalliance(dot)org.

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“The technologies developed at Fort Detrick offer extraordinary opportunities for economic growth and development in our region.” – Amanda Johnston, Executive Director, Fort Detrick Alliance