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Soldier Innovation Day 2016

May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Limited sponsorship and exhibit tables are available. Please contact Maggie Schoening at mschoening@k2cinc.com if 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):
Government/Academia: $150
Member: $200
Non-Member: $275

LATE REGISTRATION PRICING (after April 1):
Government/Academia: $200
Member: $250
Non-Member: $325

Why: The industry day is open to and promotes collaboration between attending government, academic and industry representatives.

Agenda

7:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:00 AM Opening Remarks
Paul Serotkin, President, NDIA New England Chapter
8:10 AM Defense Innovation at the University of Massachusetts
Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, UMass Lowell
8:20 AM Economic Development in the Commonwealth
Marty Jones, CEO, MassDevelopment
8:30 AM 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)
9:00 AM USARIEM, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Colonel Thomas Eccles, Commander, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
9:30 AM NSRDEC Overview, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Mr. Douglas Tamilio, Director, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
10:00 AM Break
10:20 AM Soldier Innovation Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Richard Benney, Director, Aerial Delivery, NSRDEC
  • Mr. Clinton B. McAdams, Director, Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection, NSRDEC
  • Mr. Stephen Moody, Director, Combat Feeding, NSRDEC
  • Mr. Andrew Mawn, Director, Warfighter, NSRDEC
11:50 AM Lunch
12:40 PM Massachusetts National Guard Update
Francis B. (Frank) Magurn, Land Component Commander, Massachusetts National Guard
1:10 PM Future Operational Challenges

  • Colonel Kevin Felix (Ret), Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
  • Mr. Benjamin Hall, Director, Outreach & Business Development, NSRDEC
2:10 PM Coffee Break
2:30 PM Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Institute
Professor Yoel Fink, Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
3:15 PM A Collaboration between DoD and BioPharma – A Story in Battling Cancer
Niven Narain, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Berg Health
3:55 PM Closing Remarks
Paul Serotkin, President, NDIA New England Chapter
4:00 PM Wrap-up & Networking

 

Details

Date:
May 11, 2016
Time:
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Venue

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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