Businesses in the energy sector are invited to come to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta on October 4, 2016 to learn about a new program designed to help small- to medium-sized enterprises access national lab capabilities and assets.
The MITEC (Manufacturing Impacts Through Energy and Commerce) boot camp is part of the commitment of the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Commerce to support U.S. manufacturing by connecting businesses with the resources they need to succeed.
Attendees will get a chance to spend a few hours to learn how you can engage with two DOE National Labs — National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) — to scale a material, utilize a set of mixed equipment for testing with expert advice from a scientist and/or engineer, and more. Leading experts will also provide information on several federal funding opportunities to work with the labs.
Attendees also will have a chance to learn how to work with the the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) to integrate new ideas and technologies into your manufacturing.
The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas R. Kurfess who served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. He had responsibility for coordinating Federal efforts in advanced manufacturing R&D.
Panels will discuss the capabilities and resources of the national laboratories, how to access these resources, and other assets available for Georgia businesses. Ample time will be provided for networking and visiting exhibits.
Qualified companies must be Georgia-based, have under 500 employees, and be involved in one or more of the advanced energy technology areas listed below:
- water power
- fuel cells
- vehicle technology
- smart buildings
- energy efficiency
- advanced materials
- advanced manufacturing
- additive manufacturing
Participants also must be willing to take a 10-minute pre-event survey.
The cost to attend is $25 which includes free on-site parking, presentation, boxed lunch, coffee/
water and afternoon snack. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Questions may be directed to Kate Ringness at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other dates and cities for this event are September 14, 2016 at NextEnergy in Detroit, Michigan and October 6, 2016, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Details at: http://energy.gov/eere/cemi/manufacturing-impacts-through-energy-and-commerce-mitec-state-boot-camps