FITCI Technology Showcase to Be Held September 6

Innovative renewable energy, biotechnology, and information research is conducted in our community every day at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center (FITCI). The Fort Detrick Alliance, which serves as a community partner and liaison to the five federal agencies located at Fort Detrick, will partner with FITCI on September 6, for its 9th Annual FITCI Technology Showcase.

In conjunction with the event, FITCI will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Biotech Shared Lab. Attendees will tour the new lab and meet FITCI entrepreneurial businesses professionals. Dr. Kenneth Bertram, Principal Assistant for Acquisition, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, the keynote speaker, will speak about research advancements.

FITCI houses start-up companies in IT, Bio Tech/Life Sciences and Renewable Energy Industries. With the large number of Bio-tech companies in Frederick and the work done at the agencies on Fort Detrick, the partnership between Fort Detrick Alliance and FITCI is important and vital. The FITCI Technology Showcase will highlight this partnership and the success stories of start-up companies that have graduated from FITCI, which are now generating economic growth in Frederick County. For more information on FITCI and its mission visit 

The Tech Showcase event will begin with a catered networking reception at 4:30 p.m. followed by presentations by County Executive Jan Gardner and Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement. Hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket are included in the event price.

Register online through September 1 at or by email to Register by phone at 301-788-9896. Tickets are $15 per person for members and $35 for nonmembers. 

Other upcoming events Fort Detrick Alliance events include:

Networking Breakfast at Hood College 

Thursday, October 26, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

Featured Speaker: COL Brian J. Gentile from U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) will discuss the mission and research being conducted at USAMRIID

Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College

Technology Showcase during STEM Week

Thursday, November 9, 4:30 to 7 p.m. 

Featured Speaker: George Davis, CEO of TEDCO will discuss funding for tech companies.

For more information about the Fort Detrick Alliance and our upcoming events contact Amanda Johnston, Fort Detrick Alliance executive director, at