Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Announces That Charles Wessner Is A Confirmed Speaker For World Manufacturing Forum 2013

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Dr. Charles W. Wessner is the Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the National Academy of Sciences. The Forum, to be held October 22-23 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., will focus on the theme “The Way Forward to Global Prosperity through Intelligent Manufacturing Collaboration.”

“The Forum will bring together high-level industrialists, policy makers, and key societal stakeholders across the globe for a cross-exchange of ideas on major macroeconomic trends and manufacturing innovation.”

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles W. Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, National Academy of Sciences, will be participating as a speaker at the World Manufacturing Forum 2013.

The Forum will be held October 22-23 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wessner is a National Academy Scholar and Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise on innovation policy, including public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship, early-stage financing for new firms, and the special needs and benefits of high-technology industry.

Dr. Wessner's work addresses the linkages between science-based economic growth, entrepreneurship, new technology development, university-industry clusters, regional development, small firm finance and public-private partnerships. Currently, he directs a series of studies centered on government measures to encourage entrepreneurship and support the development of new technologies and the cooperation between industry, universities, laboratories, and government to capitalize on a nation’s investment in research. Foremost among these is a congressionally mandated study of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, reviewing the operation and achievements of this $2.3 billion award program for small companies and start-ups.

This year, with the theme of “The Way Forward to Global Prosperity through Intelligent Manufacturing Collaboration,” the Forum will focus on cooperation needed to create a global environment for sustainable economic success through sharing resources, creating and supporting common platforms for standards and interoperability for emerging technologies, solving storage and knowledge-mining challenges for ever-increasing amounts of data, and finding innovative ways to leverage applied R&D investments. The event will also discuss the key innovation differentiators of technology and skills, and the role of educational institutions and companies in training the next-generation of workers in the highly technical field of manufacturing.

The Forum will bring together high-level industrialists, policy makers, and key societal stakeholders across the globe for a cross-exchange of ideas on major macroeconomic trends and manufacturing innovation. The Forum is sponsored by the international Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program and its member countries and is open to international sponsorship from government, industry, and institutions.

To receive an invitation to WMF 2013, please contact info(at)worldmanufacturingforum(dot)org. For more information and to register for this event, please visit online at http://www.worldmanufacturingforum.org/Pages/default.aspx .

About IMS:

IMS is an industry-led, international business innovation and research and development (R&D) program established to develop the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies through multi-lateral collaboration. We provide global services to institutions from our supporting Regions including the European Union, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States of America. Other Regions are pending membership, and others are encouraged to join the IMS program.

IMS offers international consortium building and coaching services provided at no charge to researchers from member countries, a listing of projects seeking partners, and a project database with valuable research information. IMS is also a premier sponsor of the World Manufacturing Forum where high-level government officials and industry executives discuss issues and solutions to challenges in manufacturing.

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