September 1, 2016
AMP SoCal News and Events
  • Bi-Annual Meeting Event Recap
  • How to Become an AMP Socal Partner
  • Technology Transfer Forum Event Recap
  • Sept. Innovation Forum Coming Soon
  • AIAA Space 2016, September 13 - 16
  • CNMI Cybersecurity Summit
  • Fac-a-thon for Aerospace Manufacturing
  • AMP SoCal Interviewed by Planetary Radio
  • Save-the-Date Dec Innovation Forum
  • SBIR / STTR Free Online Tutorials
Bi-Annual Meeting Event Recap
The much anticipated, first AMP SoCal Bi-Annual meeting was held Thursday, August 4 at the California Science Center. Nearly 160 attendees poured into the conference room overlooking the Expo Park Rose Garden in the Wallis Annenberg Building, awaiting the start of AMP SoCal’s industry-focused day packed full of useful presentations and panels. The audience consisted of a targeted amalgamation of C-level leaders and management from the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry and its supporting supply chain and members of the AMP SoCal partnership.   Full Event Recap Click Here
Not at an AMP SoCal Partner?  Here's How You Can Become One

True to its name as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California, AMP SoCal is made up of over 100 organizations in both public and private sectors, across government, academia and industry, that partner together for the benefit of the aerospace and defense manufacturing economy. Join this dynamic partnership by filling out our online form.

Technology Transfer Forum Recap

On June 30, 2016, AMP SoCal hosted an Innovation Forum at UCI Applied Innovation, spotlighting technology transfers occurring through local universities and how to apply them to commercial use.  A panel of five regional universities and a national laboratory highlighted available technology transfers occurring through their technology transfer centers and different commercial applications.  Participating institutions included: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UCLA and USC, UC Irvine and Sandia National Laboratory. 
September Innovation Forum:
Cubesats and Small Satelites

More Info via Email Soon
AIAA Space 2016 Conference - Long Beach
September 13th - 16th

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (SPACE 2016) is coming to the Long Beach Convention Center.  SPACE 2016 combines the best aspects of technical conferences with insights from respected leaders, providing a single, integrated forum for navigating the key challenges and opportunities affecting the future direction of space.              

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.
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. 

Bill Nye the Science Guy's non-profit,
Planetary Radio, interviewed AMP SoCal for their Show
During the SpaceTech Expo in May 2016, Planetary Radio host, Mat Kaplan sat down with  Dion Jackson , AMP SoCal Program Director, and Dr. Marie Talnack, Director of Cal Poly Pomona’s Technology Transfer Office and Industry Clinic, and the AMP SoCal Infrastructure and Site Development Committee Chair, as well as AMP SoCal Research & Innovation Committee Vice-Chair. The episode highlights the role of small and medium manufacturers in creating the vessels and vehicles used for space exploration, and AMP SoCal, with its network of partners dedicated to supporting aerospace manufacturing was the perfect spokesperson for acknowledging the importance of the industry.
Fourth Quarter Innovation Forum

December 9th on UAV's
at the International Drone Expo -
LA Convention Center
SBIR / STTR Now Offer Free Online Tutorials

The U.S. Small Business Administration released its highly anticipated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program. The site provides users with a mobile-compatible site to learn about the program through a combination of videos and text. There is no registration or fee required and the courses are open to all.

The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also called “America’s Seed Fund,” inject $2.5 billion every year into small, innovative and nimble firms across the nation. The mission of each program is to support R&D in technical areas that align with American priorities, and build a strong national economy to meet the pressing needs of the federal government. Currently, there are 11 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs.            Click Here to View Tutorials

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