June 8, 2016
AMP SoCal News and Events
  • Technology Transfer Innovation Forum
  • AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting Update
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber Exporting Event
  • San Diego Mult-Use Technology Symposium
  • Cybersecurity for Government Contractors
  • Goodwill So Cal Manufacturing Summit
  • Space Tech Expo Recap
June 30th Innovation Forum:
Technology Transfer for Small Business
@ UCI Applied Innovation Center
On June 30th, AMP SoCal will host an Innovation Forum spotlighting technology transfers occurring through local universities and how to apply them to commercial use. The technology transfer centers from six southern California universities will present current research technology that have practical applications within the aerospace and/or defense industry. Some of the institutions offer an “express license program” which allow for rapid licensing by companies.  We are also inviting one of the national laboratories to share information on their technology transfer program.

Bi-Annual Meeting - August 4th
Our first Bi-Annual meeting will be held August 4th at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. The California Science Center is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Our Bi-Annual meeting will include: a Defense Panel; a facilitated AMP SoCal Townhall discussion to help guide our future work; an Innovation Panel highlighting best practices for manufacturers; and a much anticipated Supply Chain Procurement Panel with representatives from leading OEMs and First Tier A&D firms in the region. Please remember that this event is targeted at AMP SoCal partners and owners and general managers of  small and medium companies only. 
June 14th - Manufacturing in North America:
Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship

Building on nearby global market opportunities, A&D small and medium manufacturers can learn more about the Baja Industrial sector on June 14 at the Manufacturing in North America: Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship.

Coordinated by US – Mexico Chamber in collaboration with the U.S. Consul in Tijuana, Manola Pasero (Tijuana EDC) and me (CMTC-ExporTech), this program will include a site visit to Delphi, an aerospace plant in TijuanaSupporting sponsors include CMTC and the San Diego CITD.  

The forum will help raise awareness of increasing sales in global markets, and offer participating A&D SMMs to gain insight to export business opportunities just south of San Diego.

6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium - June 15th
  "Defense & Cyber Security" Track
San Diego Central Library
The China Lake High Tech Consortium, San Diego Regional EDC and iDEA Hub are hosting a day long technology symposium focused on defense and cyber security. The theme is "Autonomous Systems Technologies and Tech Transfer Opportunities" and the event is being held in conjunction with San Diego's Startup Week activities. T here is NO charge to attend the symposium.

"Cybersecurity Q & A for Government Contractors:
Hot Topics, Trends and Emerging Issues"
June 16th at the Microsoft Technology Center in Playa Vista
On June 14th AMP SoCal partner Bue Fields Digital is hosting a workshop targeting companies with government contracts.   Over the last six months, cybersecurity guidance and requirements for government contractors continued to evolve, with significant developments for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and the announcement of imminent new rules for civilian agency contractors. Learn what your firm needs to do to meet government contracting cybersecurity requirements.  
Los Angeles County Manufacturing Career Pathways Summit
June 28, 2016 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Goodwill - Fletcher Enrichment Center

You are invited to join Goodwill Southern California in partnership with the Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services to discuss and explore innovative ways to build a stronger workforce within the manufacturing sector. They have also created a report on their activity as the workforce Manufacturing Sector Intermediary for LA County which you can access by clicking the image.  

For more info and to  RSVP contact Tracy DiFilippis at 
(323) 477-3923 or TDiFilippis@Goodwillsocal.org.

Also, if you are a manufacturer Goodwill would appreciate hearing from you via a short 5 minute survey:

Space Tech Expo Recap

Thanks to a dozen booth volunteers, AMP SoCal was able to make contact with over 100 Southern California firms during the three day event.  We were also featured in an article on Space Tech's website and newsletter.
If you missed any of our past AMP SoCal newsletters, workshop videos or announcements, click here to access our media & outreach page:
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