Wednesday, November 2, 1:00 - 1:50 PM

Speaker(s): Rosemarie Truman

The R&D community is all about disruptive change. But how many great ideas are lost because they don’t make it into the marketplace?

There are 150,000+ federally funded inventions available for further development and commercialization at Universities, Hospitals, Federal ...

Track: General

Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 - 2:50 PM

Speaker(s): Vicki A. Barbur

Attendees at the R&D 100 Conference demonstrate their unequivocal passion and interest in science, technology, and subsequent research and development work. A relevant question we should ask now is how do we ensure that in today’s environment, where recognition and ...

Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 - 2:50 PM

Speaker(s): Bradford Goldense

New technology, new products, and new services cross in front of our eyes every day. Were they the result of changing or improved management approaches?  In some cases the answer is yes, but for many it was an accidental ...

Wednesday, November 2, 3:00 - 3:50 PM

Speaker(s): Michael Meador

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), established in 2000, is a collaboration of 20 Federal agencies and cabinet level departments with the shared vision that the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale can lead to revolutionary new materials ...

Wednesday, November 2, 3:00 - 3:50 PM

Speaker(s): Warren Grayson

By creating ready-to-implant plastic bone that can turn into living tissue, Dr. Grayson and his team aims to improve life dramatically for patients undergoing facial reconstructive surgery. This summer, he took a step toward that goal. This presentation will focus ...

Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

The One-on-One R&D Networking Session gives attendees an opportunity to discuss trends, challenges and best practices through a series of timed 12-minute meetings that specifically pair conference participants for valuable one-on-one sessions with key stakeholders. New this year, attendees will ...

Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

The R&D community is focused on delivering new products and technologies that will impact a wide range of industries and upgrade the quality of life in the world. The place where these discoveries often are made is the laboratory—so it ...

Wednesday, November 2, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Speaker(s): Stephen Shapiro

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. What if “thinking outside the box” actually kills innovation? What if failure is not a necessary component of innovation?

It’s time to innovate the way you innovate. In ...

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 9:40 - 10:30 AM

The robotics and automation industry is being driven by technological changes in areas such as cloud computing, machine learning, and mobile solutions. This presentation focuses on “Emerging IP Trends in Robotics and Automation,” particularly in relation to the overall ...

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 10:15 - 10:45 AM

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 10:40 - 11:30 AM

Speaker(s): Bradford Goldense

There are many ways to achieve breakthrough innovation. Most companies study the area they wish to break through, and then commission a project that will move the current industry peg forward.  Increasingly, there are also frameworks that can be ...

Thursday, November 3, 10:40 - 11:30 AM

Speaker(s): Larry M. Sweet

Today the deployment of industrial robots is becoming commonplace in many manufacturing environments, especially in automotive plants which account for an estimated 40% of the current industrial robotics installed base. But the full potential of robotics technology in manufacturing has ...

Thursday, November 3, 10:40 - 11:30 AM

Speaker(s): Linda Sapochak

It is well understood that material researchers draw from a variety of backgrounds—with expertise in a number of disciplines, for example, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, manufacturing, mathematics, and physics.

From this foundation, they explore the quantum and classical worlds at ...

Thursday, November 3, 11:00 - 2:00 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 11:40 - 12:30 PM

Speaker(s): Amy Belton

Both females and minorities are underrepresented in today’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. As a black female, Dr. Belton has had an intriguing career journey. The underrepresentation of females and minorities did not stop her from crucial cancer ...

Thought Leadership Session 4-B

New Horizons in Aviation R&D

Thursday, November 3, 11:40 - 12:30 PM

It’s an exciting time for the aviation R&D community. Over half a million hobbyist unmanned aircraft have been registered, and the FAA has granted over 5,000 authorizations for commercial use. Entrepreneurs are rapidly expanding into the unmanned aircraft and ...

Thursday, November 3, 11:40 - 12:30 PM

Speaker(s): Mark Jones

Sustainability and the renaissance of fossil energy brought about by the shale boom are the dominant forces shaping industry in the U.S. today. To some, they are at odds. Customers are demanding more sustainable products. Industry is responding with ...

Thursday, November 3, 12:30 - 1:40 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 1:40 - 2:30 PM

Speaker(s): Jeffrey Salmon

“Scientific research supported by the Federal Government catalyzes innovation breakthroughs that drive our economy. The results of that research become the grist for new insights and are assets for progress in areas such as health, energy, the environment, agriculture, and ...

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s): Joy Goswami

Collaborative R&D between academia and industry has been a primary driver for the creation of innovative technologies for many years. Challenges associated with bridging cultural and communication divide between academia and the industry, however, has remained a consistent impediment in ...

Thursday, November 3, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s): Steven H. Collicott

Several new U.S. spaceflight companies that are pursuing reusable rocket vehicles for commercial sub-orbital spaceflight are creating exciting new research and educational space flight opportunities.  For example, Blue Origin, Masten Space Systems, Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace, and Exos ...

Session 5-C

Science for Energy

Thursday, November 3, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s): Harriet Kung

The 21st century brings with it staggering challenges for more advanced energy technologies that are abundant, clean and economical. Transforming the ways we generate, supply, transmit, store and use energy are the paramount opportunities for the world in the coming ...

Thursday, November 3, 3:30 - 5:15 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 3, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

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Thursday, November 3, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

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Thursday, November 3, 10:00 - 1:00 AM

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Friday, November 4, 7:30 - 8:10 AM

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Friday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Track: General

Friday, November 4, 9:30 - 10:20 AM

Speaker(s): Sid Nag

Today’s World is consumed by more data than ever before—giving rise to the term “big data.” Industries of all types have had to adapt to this data inundation, and scientists are no exception. The scientific industry has had to ...

Track: General

Friday, November 4, 10:20 - 10:35 AM

Track: General

Friday, November 4, 10:30 - 11:15 AM

Speaker(s): Hal Hikita

The demand for faster innovation and better performing products today exceeds the performance envelope of available materials, and therefore requires a new generation of materials. At the same time, the rapid and widespread progress towards commercializing disruptive production approaches such ...

Track: General

Special General Session- Panel #2

The 2017 Global Funding Forecast

Friday, November 4, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Speaker(s): Rosemarie Truman - Tim Studt

R&D investments are always important and the investments made by industry, government and academia for 2017 are no less important than for any other year. These investments are oftentimes crucial in many areas for ensuring the long-term economic growth and ...

Track: General

Friday, November 4, 12:00 - 12:15 PM

Track: General

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