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

Track: General

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

Track: General

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

Speaker(s): Scott Kirsner

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, 10:10 - 11:00 AM

Speaker(s): Pete Rudak

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

Track: General

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

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): Kamran Sayrafian, PhD

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 - 1:00 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 1:00 - 1:50 PM

Speaker(s): Bradford Goldense

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, 1:50 - 2:10 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 2:10 - 3:00 PM

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, 2:10 - 3:00 PM

Speaker(s): Mohammed Yousuf

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, 3:00 - 3:10 PM

Track: General

Thursday, November 16, 3:10 - 4:00 PM

Speaker(s): Roger Bostelman, MS

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, 3:10 - 4:00 PM

Speaker(s): John Dement

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

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

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 7:00 - 4:30 PM

Track: General

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

Track: General

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

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

Track: General

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

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

Track: General

Friday, November 17, 11:15 - 11:45 AM

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, 11:45 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 17, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Changing the Culture: Accelerators and Incubators as Catalysts for Disruptive Innovation

Nick Dougherty, Program Director, PULSE@MassChallenge

Innovation Bridging, Accelerators and Incubators are creating a new class of environments that revolutionize the way in which innovation takes place in R&D ...

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

Track: General

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

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

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

Track: General

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

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 ...

Friday, November 17, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

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Friday, November 17, 4:30

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Friday, November 17, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

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

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

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