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Virginia Tech center to host innovation-based manufacturing workshop


Virginia Tech engineering students work in the new Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing. Virginia Tech engineering students work in the new Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing. The center is planning a innovation workshop on Nov. 11 in Blacksburg, Va.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 15, 2010 – Virginia Tech’s Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing is offering an Innovation-based Manufacturing Workshop on Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:10 p.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.

This workshop is designed to explain how innovation based manufacturing is critical to achieve economic development and how it can be pursued.

Entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, process and products engineers, plant managers, process improvement managers, marketing managers, general managers, and financial managers are encouraged to attend. A $125 investment covers the cost of the workshop materials, lunch, and coffee breaks.

The Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing focuses on the development of new innovation methodologies and their applications to challenging manufacturability problems across multiple areas. These include: renewable energies, micro- and nano-manufacturing, medical devices, etc. The center is actively working on the definition of the manufacturing of the future and the future of manufacturing.

The recently established center aims to help the university commercialize new technologies. The innovation-based manufacturing goal is to boost the commercialization potential of basic research that is currently constrained by the lack of adequate processes and systems.

Register online.

Further information is available by emailing Henry Quesada or by calling (540) 231-0978.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. The college's 6,000 undergraduates benefit from an innovative curriculum that provides a "hands-on, minds-on" approach to engineering education, complementing classroom instruction with two unique design-and-build facilities and a strong Cooperative Education Program. With more than 50 research centers and numerous laboratories, the college offers its 2,000 graduate students opportunities in advanced fields of study such as biomedical engineering, state-of-the-art microelectronics, and nanotechnology. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.