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1st Multi-CAT Collaboration Symposium

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1st Multi-CAT Collaboration Symposium Presentations (Password required)
March 22 - 24, 2017


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4:00 - 5:00 PM  Registration
5:00 - 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception Sponsored by FuzeHub

Thursday Morning, March 23, 2017

7:00 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 AM Welcome and opening remarks, Marilyn Freeman, Director, Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University


Session One: The ROLE of CATs in STIMULATING RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND ECOMOMIC DEVELOPMENT in NY STATE


8:40 - 9:15 AM Welcome, Jim Roberts, Director, University Programs Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (ESD/NYSTAR)

CAT Overview, John Gee, University Relations Manager, ESD/NYSTAR

9:15 - 9:35 AM  Overview of Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
Marilyn Freeman, Director

9:35 - 9:55 AM  Overview of Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT)
Matthew Hall, Director

10:00 - 10:20 AM Break

10:20 - 10:40 AM  Overview Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC)
Benson Chan, Associate Director

10:40 - 11:00 AM  Overview Additive Manufacturing Print (AMPrint) Center
Denis Cormier, Director

Session Two: CHALLENGES and BENEFITS of INDUSTRY/UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS – What works and what kinds of issues stand in the way?

11:00 - 12:00 PM  Panel Discussion: - An Industry Perspective

Santokh Badesha, Xerox Corporation (Clarkson)
James Weigner, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Alfred)
Nancy Stoffel, GE Global Research (Binghamton)
Nancy Ferris, Eastman Kodak Company (RIT)


Thursday Afternoon, March 23, 2017 (Continued)

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Challenges and Benefits of Industry/University Research Partnerships or Collaboration - Faculty Perspective

S.V. Babu, Clarkson University
Alastair Cormack, Alfred University
Wayne Jones, Binghamton University
Bruce Kahn, Director of Business Development, AMPrint Center

2:00 - 2:30 PM Industry - University Interactions: Working with NYSERDA, Tony Berejka, IONICORP+


Session Three: ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FORMING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS


2:30 - 3:00 PM FuzeHub Overview, Everton Henriques, Solutions Manager, FuzeHub

3:00 - 3:20 PM Break

3:20 - 3:50 PM What the SBIR/STTR Programs can do for you, Jenny Servo of DawnBreaker

3:50 - 4:10 PM NYSTAR Update, Alyson Slack, Strategic Initiatives, (ESD/NYSTAR)

Other NYSTAR Programs & Initiatives 4:10 - 5:00 PM US Government Prototype Business Opportunities Through DATC - Industry Technologies Consortia, Laurie Strom, SAE ITC


Thursday Evening, March 23, 2017

5:30 - 7:00 PM Mixer Reception Sponsored by FuzeHub

7:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner Guest Speaker: CATs and Regional Innovation Ecosystems Multi-dimensional Value for Corning’s Innovation Success, Charlie Craig, Senior Vice President, Science and Technology Administration and Operations, Corning, Inc.


Friday Morning, March 24, 2017

7:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast


Session Three: ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FORMING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)

8:30 - 9:15 AM Technology Partnerships that Matter, Dave Cranmer, Deputy Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Manufacturing USA


Friday Morning, March 24, 2017 (Continued)

  • 9:15 - 9:40 AM NYSTAR’s Role with Manufacturing USA Institutes
    • Jesse Bonfeld: NNMI Specialist - Composites Specialist
    • Terry Clas: NNMI Specialist - Photonics Specialist
    • Bill Murray: NNMI Specialist - Digital & Additive Manufacturing Specialist

Session Four: IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS TO RECURRING STUMBLING BLOCKS and BARRIERS TO SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS

9:40 - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion (Parallel Sessions)

Session A. Faculty to Faculty (across Universities)

Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University
Scott Misture, Alfred University
Mark Poliks, Binghamton University
Scott Williams, Professor of Chemistry, RIT

Session B. Business to Universities across these CATS

Jeffrey Aiken, New York Air Brake (Clarkson University)
Andy Norris, ASK Chemicals Hi-Tech LLC (Alfred University)
Michael Pentaris, Custom Electronics (Binghamton University)
Kenneth Reed, Zero Valent NanoMetals (RIT)

Session Five: FOCUS ON RESEARCH CAPABILITIES OF THE 4 CATs – OPPOTRUNITIES FOR IDENTIFYING INTERSECTION OF RESEAR5CH INTERESTS

10:15 - 12:00 PM Poster Session: Focus on Current Research Efforts Faculty and Student Researchers from participating CATs

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch Guest Speaker: Collaboration Critical for Driving Opportunity and Outcomes, Robert Simpson, President, CenterState Corporation for Economic Development

Session Six: CLOSING the MEETING

1:30 - 2:30 PM Summary of Take-Aways from the sessions.

Business Perspectives
Faculty Perspectives
NYSTAR Perspectives
CAT Director Perspectives

Discussion of feedback from participant surveys received