September 22, 2016
AMP SoCal News and Events
  • Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool
  • New Apprenticeship Program at Hawker Pacific Aerospace & Goodwill
  • Two AMP SoCal Partners Win SBA Growth Acceleration Competiton
  • SAMPE LA Presentation & Tour at CSULB
  • SoCal Aerospace Council Launch at LMU
  • CAMX Expo in Anaheim
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Grand Opening

  • Manufacturing Day - October 7th
  • Infologic Manufacturing Day Event
  • MiraCosta College Manufacturing Day
  • GoBiz Air Force Innovation Forum
  • Air Force Small Business Industry Days
  • City of LA Export Program Launch
  • CNMI Cybersecurity Summit
  • How to Become a Supplier to Embraer
  • Fac-a-thon for Aerospace Manufacturing
Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool Released
for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
According to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), in order to qualify for DoD contracts, businesses would not be allowed to have any security system gaps when full compliance with the NIST guidelines becomes mandatory on December 31, 2017.  As such The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder, a self-assessment tool to help organizations better understand the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management efforts. 

Collaboration Launches New Apprenticeship Program
at Hawker Pacific Aerospace
Truly a collaborative effort! On Tuesday, August 23 rd  2016, Hawker Pacific Aerospace signed their Department of Labor (DOL) Standards for Apprenticeship. This moment was preceded by a couple of months of developmental work between the DOL and Hawker Pacific, and prior to that there was quite a bit of time dedicated to shepherding the idea to the place of concentrated action. Apprenticeship is not a common practice these days, and companies do not have the handy blueprints or natural wherewithal of how to put one together. It takes some doing. In this case, the glue was Goodwill of Southern California. 

Two AMP SoCal Partners Win SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
On August 31, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, announced 68 winners of SBA’s third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The recipients will receive a total of $3.4 million in prizes to boost the economic impact of accelerators across 32 states and the District of Columbia. Two winners are AMP SoCal Partners; the  Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and  CONNECT in San Diego. Each organization will receive a cash prize of $50,000 from the SBA. 

The purpose of the competition was to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. While there are entrepreneurial activities occurring nationwide, some are better supported by private sector ecosystems than others. SBA has created connective tissue among the over 200 winning entrepreneurial ecosystems now part of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition program.
Fall Innovation Forum:
Cubesats and Small Satelites

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SAMPE LA Chapter, Tour & Presentation at CSU Long Beach on
"High Pressure Cold Spray of Metals", September 23rd @ 6 PM
Stay on the leading edge by learning about High Pressure Cold Spray of Metals from Dr. Reza Rokni at CSULB.  Plus, see the CSULB research and development laboratories presented by Dr. Ehsan Barjasteh.  Also, interact with other composites and aerospace experts over some complementary pizza and soda.

Southern California Aerospace Council Launch hosted by LAEDC
September 29th at Loyola Marymount University
The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has invited you attend the launch of the SoCal Aerospace Council (SCAC) on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 8 am - 10 am at Loyola Marymount University .  The LAEDC , AMP SoCal partner and founder of SCAC, is hosting this premier aerospace event. 

CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
September 26th - 29th at the Anaheim Convention Center
Now in its 3rd year, CAMX has established itself as North America’s event that connects and advances the world’s composites and advanced materials communities – the go-to marketplace for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. It is produced by  ACMA  and  SAMPE , two leading industry non-profit organizations. Sign up for the CAMX Connection eNewsletter. 

Grand Opening for LaKretz Innovation Campus home to the
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator - October 7, 2016

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) invite you to join us on Friday, October 7th to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC). The event coincides with National Manufacturing Day, so the programming will feature several elements designed to highlight the region’s manufacturing strength and LKIC’s Advanced Prototyping Center.

LKIC is Los Angeles’ new cleantech industry hub – a place where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers can collaborate, promote and support the development of clean technologies and LA’s green economy. A fully renovated 60,000 square foot building located in the dynamic Arts & Innovation District of Downtown Los Angeles, the Campus comprises 3.2 acres and is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October - this year is Oct 7, 2016 - any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

Companies and AMP SoCal partners across the Southland have planned events including facility tours, speakers, and open houses. All events nationwide are registered on the Manufacturing Day website no matter what date they are scheduled. Look for events taking place near you and get involved.

Infologic, Inc. Manufacturing Day Event 
October 7th @ UCI Applied Innovation

AMP SoCal partner, Infologic, is inviting you to visit the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Applied Innovation Center, and listen to a presentation dedicated to entrepreneurs and manufacturing-based startups on The Art and Science of Product-Market Fit, followed by a site tour.   The presentation will focus on 1) the strategies and best practices which startups and entrepreneurs should adapt to develop a Product/Market Fit - an essential element for venture success; and 2) introduce the U.S. Government supported, public-private National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (NNMIs) to the startup community. In addition, they will explain the best practices to leverage these national assets to develop the manufacturing-based ventures. 

Manufacturing Week Mira Costa College Community Education & Workforce Development Event, Oct 3rd - 7th
Sa n Diego is organizing activities throughout San Diego county, from October 3rd - 7th. MiraCosta's Technology Career Institute will be open all week for school tours. AMP SoCal will participate with an exhibit table at their October 6th event. Interested parties should contact Kristin at School groups will receive a tour, short presentation, possible guest speakers from the industry, and give-a-ways. By special request, we will be providing demonstrations of robotics, additive (3D printing) and subtractive (machining) manufacturing. 

GoBiz Air Force Innovation Forum with the Secretary of the Air Force
Deborah James, October 17th in San Jose
On behalf of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Governor’s Military Council, you are cordially invited to participate in the Air Force Innovation Forum with the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James on Monday, October 17th from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM in San Jose.  At this forum, non-defense companies will contribute ideas on how the U.S. Air Force can reduce barriers to attracting a broader supply base and accessing cutting-edge technologies. The Air Force envisions this forum as the first step towards expanding a variety of partnership opportunities with non-defense companies in California.
Air Force Small Business Industry Days
October 18th - 20th at the LAX Hilton 
Th e 2016 Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID)  takes place October 18-20, 2016, at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, with a combination of informational briefings and speakers, as well as one-on-ones between small businesses and government POCs. This event focuses on increasing the AF SMC's small business supply chain, as well as matching program office technology based needs to SBIR/STTR/RIF developed technologies that accelerate transition onto AF platforms.
City of Los Angeles Launching Export Program Targeting Manufacturers
October 19th at USC Galen Center

Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with several AMP SoCal partners, will launch the City of Los Angeles' Export Program targeting manufactueres on October 19th.  The program includes Mayor Garcetti providng the keynote along with a business leader's roundtable and panel discussion.  Discussion topics will include:  How Exporting will Improve Your Bottom Line, How to Develop Your Export Pricing and Financing Strategies, and How to Ship Your Product and Goods.  

CNMI Cybersecurity Summit for Small Medium-Sized Manufacturers
October 27, 2016 @ The Cove at UC, Irvine
This unique one-day summit is brought to you by the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI), a collaboration of universities, research laboratories and MEP Centers. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness of the threats that cyber attacks pose to small and mid-sized manufacturers and to inform manufacturers of the importance of implementing Cybersecurity measures.
Want to Become a Supplier for Embraer?  
Then Don't Miss This Mandatory Webinar October 28th!
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s, U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to present a program on how to become a Supplier to Embraer. The initial stage of the program is a mandatory webinar on October 28, 2016. The webinar is free of charge and will take place at 10 am PST.  Embraer representatives will give an institutional presentation and walk through the steps to initiate a relationship with Embraer. After the webinar, interested U.S. companies will be invited to fill out an on-line questionnaire at the Embraer website. Embraer engineers will evaluate the companies, and select suppliers will be invited for a second round of webinars to discuss directly with the engineering department. Finally, Embraer may invite some companies individually for a more in-depth interview.
Fac-a-thon Links Faculty’s Top Minds to Manufacturing’s Top Research Needs - October 2016

The AMP SoCal led Fac-a-thon unites faculty researchers from colleges and universities across the region, pooling their collective brain-power to solve some of the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry’s most pressing research issues, while also simultaneously advancing manufacturing development and technology across the nation.

Building off of the “hackathon” model, where programmers and developers across technology fields hold a focused collaborative session for the successful creation of a product, AMP SoCal has developed a similarly structured Fac-a-thon. 

Fourth Quarter Innovation Forum

December 9th on UAV's
at the International Drone Expo -
LA Convention Center

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