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Advanced Manufacturing: Shaping and Joining Technologies

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TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Oct. 18-19 2017
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* Tentative schedule, program subject to change

Wednesday, Oct. 18

6 – 9 p.m. | Welcome Networking Reception

Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI

We invite you to join our welcome reception, hosted at the historic Detroit Film Theater, inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. The reception will be co-located with TechStars Mobility Demo Day and Autoblog’s UPSHIFT conference providing ample opportunity for networking, both in shaping & joining, as well as in the broader transportation and mobility industries.

Thursday, Oct. 19

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. | Breakfast/Check-in

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Welcome Remarks

MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight and the Association of University Technology Managers will welcome you to Detroit and give an overview of the meeting format.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Keynote Address
Speaker:
Alan Taub, Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow

9 – 9:45 a.m. | Shaping and Joining Mega-trends

Learn from leaders in the industry about the future of shaping and joining, and the impact it will have on academia-industry collaboration, technology needs and research directions. Shaping and joining technologies, applications and needs are rapidly changing; please join us in a discussion with the experts at the forefront of this change.

Panelists:
Faris Almatrahi, USPTO
Larry Brown, American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Chris Conrardy, EWI
Peter Friedman, Ford, Global Manager

9:45 – 10 a.m. | Networking Break

10 – 11 a.m. | Industry Introductions

Technology transfer managers from industry are invited to spend 4-5 minutes sharing:

Their company, and its strengths, interests, and expertise in shaping and joining
Challenges and needs their company is looking to overcome through partnering and/or licensing
Technologies and expertise they would like to bring into their organization
How technology transfer managers from universities and other organizations can best work with their company

11 – 11:30 a.m. | University Introductions

Technology managers from universities are invited to spend 2 minutes sharing:

Their university, and its strengths, interests, and expertise in shaping and joining
Key facilities and programs at their university
How technology managers from companies can best work with their university

11:30 – 1 p.m. | Networking Lunch

1 – 2:30 p.m. | Technology Showcase

The technology showcase provides universities and companies the opportunity to highlight their technologies available for licensing. Technology managers are invited to spend 4 – 5 minutes presenting up to three available technologies, describing the technology and its value propositions and applications. Tables will be available for attendees to provide informational material, demonstrations and multi-media to companies interested in their technology.

2:30 – 3 p.m. | Networking Break

3 – 4:45 p.m. | Partnering Sessions

Meet for informal discussions, stop by the exhibit tables for the Technology Showcase Viewing or take advantage of AUTM Connect to set up your meetings and make the most of your time.

4:45 – 5 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), TechTown Detroit, and MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight.

Venue

TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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