ATD, a developer of hog manure management systems is among 130 companies and technologies seeking capital, acquisition or licensing partners during WBT 2012
San Diego, CA – (Date)– ATD Waste Systems Inc., (ATD) announced today it has been selected to be a presenter at the tenth annual WBT Innovation Marketplace presented by Northrup Grumman taking place October 24 – 26, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center. ATD is among 130 companies and technology innovators from across the globe that was individually chosen by the WBT Selection Committee to present during WBT 2012. ATD’s President, Victor Van Slyke will speak about its hog manure management breakthrough and discuss future plans for its proprietary system with some of the country’s leading venture capital firms, Fortune 1000 corporate licensees, federal agency representatives and university technology transfer managers.
ATD is a privately owned company located in Vancouver, BC, Canada that was formed to design systems for the conversion of wastes to useful products. Hog manure is the world’s largest waste disposal problem and it threatens the ability to increase production in a world of increasing demand. They have developed and tested a system that does not require nearby acreage for disposal and conserves the water resource.
“We are honored to present alongside a wide array of highly regarded researchers and technologists from around the world who are making ground breaking discoveries,” said Mr. Van Slyke. “We look forward to showcasing a sustainable approach to hog manure management and helping WBT attendees see first-hand how operators all over the world will be able to double their herds on existing sites without environmental impact.”
“We are pleased to include ATD Waste Systems Inc. in this choice group of emerging companies and technologies to our exclusive forum of institutional investors, angel investors, and corporate licensees,” said Paul Huleatt, CEO, WBT Innovation Marketplace. “We hope ATD will join the WBT alumni that have received over $786 million in early and seed stage funding and licensing. One in three WBT presenters goes on to license, secure venture funding or sell their IP outright.”
As with each year previously, the 2012 WBT Innovation Marketplace represents the collaborative, yearlong effort of investors, licensees, and tech commercialization professionals. The WBT is deal-focused and diverse, showcasing companies and technologies that vary by geography, funding source and type of research institution. Participating technologies are selected by and presented to seasoned venture investors and Fortune 500 licensing scouts representing a variety of growth oriented industries.
WBT 2012 will be hosted by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and CONNECT, an internationally recognized and award winning regional program that
catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego
County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.
About WBT Innovation Marketplace
The WBT Innovation Marketplace is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. Attendees will experience an unparalleled forum that is both deal-focused and unbiased with regard to geography, funding source or originating research institution.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.wbtshowcase.com
Patti D. Hill