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SPONSOR PROGRAM:Limited sponsorship and exhibit tables are available. Please contact Maggie Schoening firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event.
Join the NDIA New England Chapter to learn more about the region's soldier innovation initiatives. This full-day industry session features esteemed speakers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC) and U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), as well as speakers from academia, state government and industry. The event will highlight two new economic development programs: the Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the Soldier Squad Performance Research Institute (S2PRINT).
Each speaker will present an organizational overview, science and technology challenge areas, and potential business and partnership opportunities. There will be time before and after the presentations for questions and networking. Come learn how you can partner with the New England soldier innovation community.
When:May 11, 2016; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Registration opens at 7:00 am
Where:UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
EARLY BIRD PRICING (before April 1):
Member: $200Non-Member: $275
LATE REGISTRATION PRICING(after April 1):
Member: $250Non-Member: $325
Why:The industry day is open to and promotes collaboration between attending government, academic and industry representatives.
Defense Innovation at the University of Massachusetts
Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, UMass Lowell
Economic Development in the Commonwealth
Marty Jones, CEO, MassDevelopment
RDECOM Overview, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Brigadier General Thomas Todd, Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
USARIEM, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Colonel Thomas Eccles, Commander, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
NSRDEC Overview, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Mr. Douglas Tamilio, Acting Director, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
Soldier Innovation Panel Discussion
Massachusetts National Guard Update
Major General L. Scott Rice, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard
Colonel Kevin Felix (Ret), Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
Advanced FunctionalFabrics of America (AFFOA) Institute
Professor Yoel Fink, Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
Soldier Squad Performance Research Institute (S2PRINT) Opportunities
A Collaboration between DoD and BioPharma – A Story in Battling Cancer
Niven Narain, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Berg Health
Paul Serotkin, President, NDIA New England Chapter
Wrap-up & Networking