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2012 Rensselaer CATS Technology Showcase and Conference Partnership for Manufacturing Competitiveness

POSTED 02/08/2012

Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) presents:

2012 Rensselaer CATS Technology Showcase and Conference - Partnership for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, April 23-24, 2012

Times:  April 23: 2:00pm-8:00pm

              April 24: 8:00am-5:30pm

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn – 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY  12180

Registration:   Online registration will be available soon

For more information:  http://www.cats.rpi.edu

The annual Rensselaer CATS Technology Showcase and Conference brings together leaders from industry, government and academia for a forum highlighting industrially relevant research at Rensselaer CATS and partners in advanced manufacturing, automation and control across a wide spectrum of industry applications, from clean tech energy and advanced composites to aerospace and biotechnology.

Tentative Conference Agenda:

Monday, April 23
 
2:00pm
 Rensselaer CATS Labs and Facilities Tour
 
4:30pm
 Poster Session, Industry Exhibits and Networking
 
6:30pm
 Plated Dinner
 
Keynote Address:  Michael Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
 

Tuesday, April 24
 
8:00am
 Buffet Breakfast
 
9:00am
 Technical Sessions I
 
   
 I-a.  Clean Tech Energy I – Fuel Cell Manufacturing
  
 I-b.  Advanced Composites Manufacturing I
 
10:25am
 Break
 
10:35pm
 Technical Sessions II
 
II-a.  Clean Tech Energy II – Manufacturing for Energy Storage
 
II-b.  Advanced Composites Manufacturing II
 
12:00pm
 Buffet Lunch
 
1:00pm
 Technical and Business Sessions III
 
 III-a.  Robotics in Manufacturing
 
 III-b.  Navigating SBIR/STTR Funding
 

2:25pm
 Break
 
2:35pm
 Technical and Business Sessions IV
 
IV-a.  High Performance Computing in Manufacturing
 
IV-b.  University IP Commercialization
 
4:00pm
 Poster Session, Industry Exhibits and Networking