MGI New England Regional Workshop 2013 Engaging Industry, Government, and Academia in the Region Presented by: Northeastern University & The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:00am-3:00pm Reception to follow

Kostas Research Institute Northeastern University’s Burlington Innovation Campus 141 South Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

The White House's Materials Genome Initiative on its 2nd Anniversary: The Materials Genome Initiative was launched by President Obama to address a significant longstanding national challenge – “accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced materials systems” – with an inspiring promise to halve the time and significantly cut the cost of the materials technology value chain.

On the 2nd anniversary of The Materials Genome Initiative, New England will host a regional workshop at which industry materials development and R&D leaders, leading academic researchers and technology transfer professionals, and government science and technology developers, can speak to important questions and provide input to Materials Genome Initiative leaders.

  • How can the Materials Genome Initiative interface effectively with industry to achieve the national priority of accelerating the materials technology pipeline to commercialization?
  • How can industry, academia, public-private partnerships, and government work together to achieve the goals of the Materials Genome Initiative?
  • What are the salient areas of opportunity for government investment to achieve the goals of the Materials Genome Initiative?
  • What can the New England region do, utilizing its corporate, academic, and public-private assets, to make a strong contribution to the success of the Materials Genome Initiative?

An opportunity exists to pursue a deep industry-university-government regional partnership in New England within the Nation’s Materials Genome Initiative.  This workshop will include speakers, panelists and working groups comprised of New England leaders in government, industry, and academia to identify collaboratively challenges and solutions to move forward in this integrated initiative.

MGI Regional Workshop will host part of Northeastern University’s Future Faculty Workshop The Northeastern ADVANCE Future Faculty Workshop is designed to provide postdoctoral scholars and late-stage Ph.D. students information on the faculty search process and early career advice.  Topics covered include:  understanding the faculty search process, understanding the faculty candidate interview process, preparing a competitive faculty candidate CV, negotiating the job offer, and more. 

A Special Offer for our Guests: A block of rooms at the Hyatt House in Burlington has been reserved for the evening of October 7th  The special NU rate is $189 a night for a one bedroom suite. Please reserve your rooms as soon as possible, as rooms may fill up quickly.