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Food for Thought Virtual Luncheon Series: What’s your global manufacturing strategy? @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Food for Thought Virtual Luncheon Series: What's your global manufacturing strategy? @ Tech Valley Center of Gravity

Join us at the Manufacturing Incubator at Tech Valley Center of Gravity’s next virtual product development luncheon!

Our next topic in this series is Global Manufacturing & Reshoring with Rosemary Coates of the Reshoring Institute.

The time to act is now. That’s what many companies are feeling now that manufacturing risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. Parts shipments have been delayed from Asia. Freight rates have doubled. Markets have changed and demand has shifted wildly. The economy is uncertain. What do we do now? We will discuss global manufacturing strategies and reshoring of manufacturing and sourcing.

Rosemary Coates is the Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing. She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm.
Ms. Coates has been a management consultant for 25+ years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients worldwide. She is an Amazon.com best-selling author with five Supply Chain Management books, including the Reshoring Guidebook, 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, and the Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes. She also works as an Expert Witness on legal cases involving global supply chain disputes.

Rosemary serves on the Board of Directors at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley. She earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Arizona State University.

Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Invest NY: Industry 4.0 @ Online

Discover innovations in technologies that power manufacturing into the 21st century. New York has significant infrastructure and investment in commercializing new technologies in advanced manufacturing, hardware devices, IoT and other related sectors. Join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts. The event will be held on March 25 online. You’ll have the chance to:
– Meet innovative startups
– Hear from active investors
– Learn from industry experts
– Build your personal network

CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual
Jun 9 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
CCMR Symposium – June 9, 2021- High-performance soft materials: from bioinspiration to synthesis and fabrication! @ Virtual

Lectures and networking opportunities to meet leaders in the field from industry and academia.A new generation of engineering applications, propelled by industry and government led initiatives, has created an array of challenges towards enhancing the performance capabilities of soft materials. This effort has focused on a variety of goals, including the development of novel soft materials that 1) can match the natural properties of biological tissues, 2) are responsive to external multi-physical stimuli and 3) can function in structural and load bearing applications. Applications in tissue engineering, bioengineering, soft robotics, flexible electronics, energetic materials and structural design, all pose requirements towards optimizing combinations of material properties, such as strength, toughness, fatigue resistance, lubricity, and wear resistance. For example recent advances have led to the development of double network hydrogels, soft composites, as well as hydrogels and elastomers with dynamic bonds which all are designed towards improved material properties. Bioinspiration and multiscale understanding of the underlying mechanisms that govern the material behavior prove to be extremely important for informing the design and generation of soft materials, devices, and implants. At the same time, advancements in fabrication techniques such as 3D printing are expanding the application space of soft materials. The acceleration of soft material design needs to be supported by the concurrent evolution of fabrication and characterization techniques so that existing shortcomings of soft materials are overcome.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together experts in the characterization, design, fabrication, and application of high performance soft material to discuss recent developments in the field and priorities for interdisciplinary approaches to moving the field forward.