WEBINAR: 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge
Thursday, September 24, 2020
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Did You Know?
• 401 Tech Bridge has funding available to help businesses partner with the University of Rhode Island to further advanced materials research, testing and validation?
• The Materials Innovation Challenge is a competitive program that supports projects with the University of Rhode Island’s Dynamic Photomechanics Laboratory or the Multiscale & Multiphysics Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory.
• The application period closes on October 19, and awarded projects will begin in early 2021.
The 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge is a competitive program that offers advanced materials companies the opportunity to partner with the University of Rhode Island’s Arun Shukla, Sumanta Das, or Helio Matos — three of the most preeminent advanced materials professors and researchers in the country — to complete funded projects.
During This Webinar:
• Shukla, Das and Matos will discuss their areas of research and the projects they’ve previously worked on with industry.
• Mary Johnson, from the 401 Tech Bridge, will present an overview of the Material Innovation Challenge, the application process, deadlines, and award process.
• Susan Daly from the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, Eric Goetz from Goetz Composites, and Christian Cowan from the 401 Tech Bridge and the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, will join Shukla, Das and Matos for a panel discussing advanced materials applied research at URI.
What to Expect:
• Learn more about the University of Rhode Island’s faculty, facilities, and equipment for advanced materials research, applied research, testing and validation.
• Understand how the 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge funds projects and the steps for how to apply.
• Meet the 401 Tech Bridge and URI team who can assist you during the application process.
Who Should Attend?
• Innovators, business and technical leads from companies with an interest in advanced materials research
The 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge is supported by MEP National Network, NIST, URI Business Engagement Center, URI College of Engineering and URI Ventures