About The Organizers

The R&D Breakthrough Summit is a joint partnership between R&D Magazine and Technium.

R&D Magazine

Founded in 1959, R&D is the leading industry publication for laboratory research covering trends and insights on the latest technology, products, and equipment used in research and development – from machinery, computers, chemicals, food, transportation to healthcare.

From its print magazine, conferences such as the annual R&D 100 Conference and R&D 100 Awards (bringing together the R&D community to learn, inspire, and celebrate achievements in the field of research and development), to special reports such as the Global R&D Funding Forecast, R&D has been serving research scientists, engineers, and technical leaders across government, academic, and industrial laboratories for over 50 years – helping them to make breakthroughs that advance society forward.


Technium is a deep technology venture studio that connects inventors and entrepreneurs to create a streamlined path to licensing and venture creation.

Through its proprietary patent search and ranking engine, network of vetted entrepreneurs and business executives, and expert consulting in the domains of licensing and commercialization, Technium helps breakthrough inventions get developed faster along the entire technology commercialization process – from discovery, validation, product launch, to accelerating business development efforts.

To date, Technium has invested in and incubated 17 companies worth a combined value of more than $100M.