Local technology and innovation leaders won’t want to miss the SME Technology Interchange Featuring NASA Technologies, Feb. 19 at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, is a proud supporting partner of this all-day conference, which will allow businesses to explore 25 of the most relevant NASA-developed technologies available for implementation and development.
SME and the New Economy Initiative (NEI) have joined forces to create the SME Technology Interchange, which promises to be an eye-opening event for even the most advanced manufacturing and engineering professionals. With a focus on prime Detroit-region sectors like advanced energy, automotive and manufacturing, attendees are sure to find ideas and potential partnership opportunities to expand their business.
“We look forward to introducing our technologies to Detroit-area companies and working with them to help advance their operations,” said Robert J. Shaw, Ph.D., deputy director of the Office of Technology Partnerships and Planning at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The event will also include a special keynote presentation from Gregory E. Peterson, of Lotus Engineering, who will discuss challenges facing the automotive industry today, enabling technologies to meet these challenges and holistic approaches for implementing numerous NASA-developed technologies into mainstream automotive products.
The interchange will also provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with new supply chain providers, create new business, forge new partnerships with major research companies and find new resources. A portion of the event is designated as Resource Row, where organizations can display their products and services that complement the NASA technologies.
“Many people are not aware of NASA’s history of technology development that has translated beyond space exploration,” said Lauralyn McDaniel, SME innovation manager. “Showcasing these advanced technologies opens up a world of new possibilities and economic opportunities for businesses and for the region.”
The interchange will take place on the campus of the College for Creative Studies at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, located at 460 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $35.
Source: Automation Alley
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