UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Maritime Innovation: Connecting, Training & Advancing Event
Thursday April 28, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA, 02723
Please join us for the Second Annual Maritime Innovation: connecting, training and advancing conference. This event will bring together leading edge marine technology companies for a day of programming aimed at providing an overview of current trends in the industry, and a showcase of start up companies to discuss their new technologies.
This event is Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is part of our mission to connect the university with industry, organizations, state and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders in order to grow the regions economy.
8:00 Registration & Networking
8:45 Welcome - Toby Stapleton, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director of UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks, Dean Steve Lohrenz, UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (PDF)
9:30-10:20 Panel on Innovations in Traditional UUVs
10:20-11:10 Nontraditional or Alternatives UMVs; Gliders, Wind Power, and Wave Power panel discussion
11:10-12:00 New Developments in UUV Maritime Navigation
- IXBlue, Kraken Sonar. Moderator: Dr. Harold “Bud” Vincent, Research Associate Professor, Ocean Engineering Department, Director, Center for Excellence in Undersea Technology, University of Rhode Island
12:00-1:15 Lunch, Networking, and live Demonstrations in pond
- Chris Rezendes, Inex Advising, to discuss how The Internet of Things (IoT) is being deployed in a maritime environment
1:15-2:00 Warren Freda, Chairman, Interoperability Sub-Committee, Maritime Advisory Committee, AUVSI
- Speakers: FBI InfraGard & BakerHostetler
2:00-2:30 Elevator Pitches: Protonex, Riptide Autonomous Solutions, Control Instruments, Inc.
2:30-3:15 Remarks by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito: Maritime Technologies in Massachusetts
3:15-3:45 Elevator Pitches: E2SOL, FSI, Boston Engineering, Cirtronics, and Abali Chemical Company
3:45-4:00 Networking Break
4:00-5:00 Keynote speaker Dr. James Bellingham, Director of the Center for Marine Robotics at WHOI: The future of Maritime UMV and exploration of world's oceans and Q&A
5:00-7:00 Closing cocktail reception and networking event
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
The 72nd and current Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, since 2015. She currently chairs Seaport Economic Council . From 2001 to 2011 she was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the Eleventh Worcester District - consisting of the town of Shrewsbury, and precincts 1 and 4 of the town of Westborough, both in the county of Worcester.
Dr. James Bellingham
Dr. Bellingham is the founding Director of the Center for Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a leader in the field of marine autonomous robotics, having created a large number of robotic systems and pioneered their use at sea. He started the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Laboratory at Sea Grant in 1988, led the multi-institutional Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network program through the mid and late 90s, co-founded Bluefin Robotics Corporation in 1997,and led the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's Engineering Department in the '00s. Most recently, he was MBARI's Chief Technologist, before moving to WHOI. Although his concepts of small,high-performance vehicles and distributed operations were controversial in the 90s, many of the component technologies and approaches he championed are widely embraced today. Jim is a recipient of many awards, including the Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering, the 14th Robert Bruce Wallace Lecture at MIT, and the Antarctica Service Medal.