Thursday, November 16, 7:00 - 5:00 PM

Room #: Mockingbird Corner

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Room #: Swan 7-8

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Speaker(s): Scott Kirsner

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

As the world of R&D becomes even more challenged by internal and external forces, we'll explore—from the CEO’s point of view—how expectations for R&D organizations and labs are changing—and how R&D leaders can exceed those expectations. All individuals involved in ...

Thursday, November 16, 10:00 - 10:10 AM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 10:10 - 11:00 AM

Speaker(s): Pete Rudak

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

This presentation will provide guidance, tips and recommendations for delivering great new products into the market - from up-front innovation, to commercialization, launch and business success. The primary focus is on leadership and management techniques, the primary reason why initiatives either ...

Thursday, November 16, 11:00 - 11:15 AM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Room #: Mockingbird

This NASA startup case study presents key information to help other companies and investors effectively pursue the “productization” of government technology. The speakers will discuss:

  • Finding relevant federal innovations

  • Confirming and cultivating the market

  • Negotiating a win-win deal with the ...

Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Speaker(s): Matthew Clark, PhD

Room #: Swan 10

CRISPR is dominating headlines, and it will continue to do so, both in scientific publications and in the lay press. The latter will drive curiosity and fantasy—for example, a recently released “thriller” novel focuses on CRISPR, and Jennifer Lopez is ...

Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Speaker(s): Kamran Sayrafian, PhD

Room #: Parrot

Recent advances in miniature-sized microelectronics have created the opportunity to build ultra-small sensing and actuating devices that can be worn on or implanted in the human body. Adding communication capability to such devices allows the possibility of performing more complex ...

Thursday, November 16, 12:00 - 1:15 PM

Room #: Swan 7-8

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 1:15 - 2:05 PM

Speaker(s): Bradford Goldense

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The saying goes, "You get what you measure." It is no less meaningful now than when it was first coined. In fact, in this increasingly complex and risky global economy, this concept is even more important. Can you articulate ...

Thursday, November 16, 2:10 - 2:30 PM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 2:30 - 3:20 PM

Room #: Parrot

Data show that more than 80 percent of researchers limit the scope of their work due to inadequate supply of human biospecimens. At the same time, millions of specimens pass through the healthcare system each year, but end up thrown ...

Thursday, November 16, 2:30 - 3:20 PM

Speaker(s): Mohammed Yousuf

Room #: Mockingbird

Approximately 57 million people in the United States live with some form of vision, hearing, cognitive, mobility, or other disability. For people with disabilities, including veterans and older adults, inadequate mobility and transportation can hinder them from completing important tasks ...

Thursday, November 16, 2:30 - 3:20 PM

Room #: Swan 10

The fields of materials, surface and data sciences provide immense potential to enhance the safety, reliability and performance of our products. Technology innovations make a mark in many ways that benefit the consumer in their daily lives, and the impact ...

Thursday, November 16, 3:20 - 3:30 PM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Speaker(s): Roger Bostelman, MS

Room #: Mockingbird

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been researching various aspects of manufacturing robotics, in some cases stemming from military projects from the 1980s and beyond. This presentation will focus on NIST-led developments in robot cranes, healthcare robotics ...

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Room #: Parrot

The Laboratory of the Half Century—LAB2050—is a Smith­GroupJJR initiative to dig deep into scientific trends, technologies and eco­nomics that will shape design concepts of laboratory environments in the coming decades. From our LAB2020 and LAB2030 initiatives, we saw our predicted ...

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Speaker(s): John Dement

Room #: Swan 10

For many startups, or even businesses with storied success, getting a new product or service idea off the ground can present several challenges. Whether hitting roadblocks in the form of funding or materials, or finding time for research and development ...

Thursday, November 16, 4:00 - 4:50 PM

Speaker(s): Tim Studt

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

R&D investments are the key to innovation—and the long-term and short-term investments made by industry, government and academia for the coming year in 2018 are no less important than for any previous year. These investments are often crucial for ensuring ...

Thursday, November 16, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Room #: Swan 7-8

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 7:00 - 4:15 PM

Room #: Mockingbird Corner

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Room #: Swan 7-8

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

Friday, November 17, 10:00 - 10:10 AM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 10:10 - 11:00 AM

Speaker(s): Layton H. Smith, PhD

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The drug discovery process and overall strategy for finding new medicines is ripe for disruptive innovation. The combination of economic pressures and difficult scientific challenges have decreased productivity, while costs have exploded. In this context, a new ecosystem is emerging ...

Friday, November 17, 11:00 - 11:15 AM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 11:15 - 12:25 PM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The federal science and technology budget is sizeable—some $135B of public funds are invested annually to improve security, create jobs, develop higher standards of living, and unlock new discoveries that serve as a foundation for future innovations. The majority of ...

Friday, November 17, 11:15 - 11:25 AM

Speaker(s): Vicki A. Barbur, PhD

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

Government Laboratories, National Laboratories, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) are expected to return value to the nation by making their relevant inventions available to commercial industry as appropriate. This transfer of knowledge ...

Friday, November 17, 11:25 - 11:35 AM

Speaker(s): Daniel Lockney

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

Technology transfer is enhanced by stronger levels of patent protection, while acknowledging the necessity of complementary factors such as infrastructure, effective government policies and regulations, knowledge institutions, access to funding and venture capital, skilled human capital and networks for research ...

Friday, November 17, 11:35 - 11:45 AM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The license agreement is only the first step in commercializing a technology developed with federal funds. These technologies are often in their early stages, and a licensee will often need to perform additional research and development in addition to building ...

Friday, November 17, 11:45 - 11:55 AM

Speaker(s): Nick Dougherty

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

Innovation Bridging, Accelerators and Incubators are creating a new class of environments that revolutionize the way in which innovation takes place in R&D programs. The aim of these entities is to emphasize the diversity of ideas, spawn an array of ...

Friday, November 17, 11:55 - 12:05 PM

Speaker(s): Ben Gibson, Sr.

Value propositions in research and tech transfer are analogous to value propositions in consumer and commercial markets. Our work must solve the receiver’s pain points to the extent they are willing to “pay money” to get it.

What we often ...

Friday, November 17, 12:05 - 12:25 PM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

Friday, November 17, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Room #: Swan 7-8

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 1:30 - 2:20 PM

Speaker(s): A.N. Sreeram, PhD

Room #: Ospray Ballroom

Pessimism pervasive in the media, it seems, seeps into many discussions of R&D these days, as government R&D budgets contract and elimination of marquee programs seems imminent. Focus only on federal support ignores the spending in industry that exceeds all ...

Friday, November 17, 2:20 - 2:40 PM

Room #: Swan Foyer

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The space-based environment has become an increasingly attractive destination for research, developing new technologies and manufacturing. This panel session will explore the opportunities and commercial prospects for R&D activities in low-Earth orbit and onboard the International Space Station (ISS). These ...

Friday, November 17, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s): Mark E. Jones, PhD

Room #: Swan 10

The latest from the Bureau of Frightening Statistics is that within 20 years, almost half of all U.S. jobs will be automated. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) routines are now able to tackle many routine tasks. We are, it ...

Friday, November 17, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Room #: Mockingbird Corner

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 7:00 - 10:30 PM

Track: General

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