SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8, 2012 -- Investors, licensees and technology commercialization professionals will come together to present their ideas, technologies and solutions in life science, materials science, energy, information technology and security at the World's Best Technologies (WBT) Innovation Marketplace presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).

The WBT event will be held Oct. 24-26 at the San Diego Convention Center. Paul Meyer, sector vice president and general manager of advanced programs and technology for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, will be the keynote speaker. As a leader and innovator in the aerospace industry since 1988, Meyer has served as a design engineer and manager for some of the most innovative aerospace developments in the last two decades including NASA X-33, F-117A, U.S. Navy X-47B, YF-22, advanced fighter/bomber design concepts including F-35 and others.

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"Defense contractors are innovators. At Northrop Grumman, we continue to harness innovation through organizations such as our advanced programs and technology team," said Meyer. "Our participation in the WBT Innovation Marketplace provides us with the opportunity to interact with today's visionaries and problem solvers to build a more exciting, safer tomorrow."

A video illustrating a few of Northrop Grumman's innovative aircraft is available at .

The WBT Innovation Marketplace is an elite showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed solutions for current market needs. Attendees will experience a 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 .

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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