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Now Accepting Applications

The University R&D Showcase is back! We are excited to welcome universities back to apply for a position at the University R&D Showcase during the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, TX, 6–9 May.

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities with the exciting opportunity to share with attendees their current and planned research and development projects that are relevant to offshore technology.

Universities receive the opportunity to expose their R&D projects to offshore energy professionals!

Please complete the application and submit it by Tuesday, 23 January for consideration into the program.




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About the University R&D Showcase

The OTC University R&D Showcase provides universities the opportunity to share with attendees their innovative projects and research happening at their university as it pertains to offshore technology. Universities showcasing their projects will be located in the NRG Center, Level, 2, Foyer across from room 600.

Universities receive the opportunity to expose their current and planned projects to more than 31,000 industry professionals!

Application Process 

Application Process 

  • Only accredited colleges or universities will be considered.
  • Applicants must use an official university email.
  • Showcase content MUST be related to Offshore Technology.

Program Details

Participating universities will showcase their R&D projects during the four days of the conference. As a participating university, you will be provided with the following:

  • Four complimentary access passes to OTC. Special Events Tickets can be purchased for an additional fee.
  • University logo featured on the OTC website.
  • Social Media campaign designed to increase awareness around your university and/or project.
  • One six-foot tabletop (behind which you can position visual display walls), two chairs.
  • One power strip for electrical needs.
  • One parking pass per participating university.

The university will be responsible for setting up their showcase by 0900 hours (CDT) and removing all materials by 1700 hours (CDT) on their assigned day.


Past Participant Feedback

The feedback that we have received from the industry was very important. Such feedback helped us to define some new research topics and gave more confidence on the research projects that we have developed.  Further, our students enjoyed a lot the major exhibition and conference on offshore technology. We already have a queue of students who want to participate.


The University of Tokyo

High-level contacts stopped by our booth and were interested in learning more about our students and the research engineers and students have been working on.

Penn State University, Applied Research Lab