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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

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.


7:00 AMRegistration, Breakfast, Networking
8:00 AMOpening Remarks
Paul Serotkin, President, NDIA New England Chapter
8:10 AMDefense Innovation at the University of Massachusetts
Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, UMass Lowell
8:20 AMEconomic Development in the Commonwealth
Marty Jones, CEO, MassDevelopment
8:30 AMRDECOM 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 AMUSARIEM, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Colonel Thomas Eccles, Commander, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
9:30 AMNSRDEC Overview, Science & Technology Challenges, and Opportunities
Mr. Douglas Tamilio, Director, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
10:00 AMBreak
10:20 AMSoldier 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 AMLunch
12:40 PMMassachusetts National Guard Update
Francis B. (Frank) Magurn, Land Component Commander, Massachusetts National Guard
1:10 PMFuture Operational Challenges

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



May 11, 2016
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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