Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Virtual Expo

April 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development invites you to the Third Annual Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo.
 

Faculty and students across Pennsylvania's colleges and universities are partnering with Pennsylvania manufacturers to develop new processes, products and technologies and engage students in manufacturing.

Please join us as we recognize the manufacturing fellows for their contributions to Pennsylvania manufacturing and hear from Pennsylvania manufacturers about how these research collaborations are enhancing manufacturing innovation and market competitiveness.

All attendees must register to access the expo. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains your personalized Zoom link. Click below to secure your virtual seat today!

 

Schedule

Welcome

Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary, PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development

Governor’s Remarks (video)

The Honorable Tom Wolf

Innovation Program Video

Innovating in PA — Perspectives from Manufacturers

Moderator: Steve D’Ettorre, Deputy Secretary of Technology & Innovation, PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development

  • Dave Slinkman, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Research and Technology, Quaker Houghton
  • Bob Evans, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Quaker Houghton
  • Sreya Dutta, Ph.D., R&D Manager, Dynalene
  • Timothy Ritter, Vice President, Universal Protective Packaging Inc.

Innovation Program Principal Investigator Perspective

Guha Manogharan, Ph.D., Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

How to Win an Innovation Program Award—Advice from Reviewers

Moderator: Jennifer Leinbach, Executive Director, Office of Technology & Innovation, PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development

  • Dan Manetta, Executive Director and CEO, Innovative Manufacturers’ Center
  • Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D., Associate Dean and University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Robert Morris University

Manufacturing SSTi Policy Academy and Manufacturing Advisory Council

Moderator: Steve D’Ettorre, Deputy Secretary of Technology & Innovation, PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development

  • Eric Esoda, CPA, President and CEO, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center
  • Daniel W. Fogarty, Director, Berks County Workforce Development

What’s Next

Jennifer Leinbach, Executive Director, Office of Technology & Innovation, PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development

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