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Tuesday, April 11, 2017                                                  from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH  44142

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Howard Thompson

Ohio Aerospace Institute
440-962-3237                    howardthompson@oai.org

Registration Assistance:                                   Mary Roberts                         maryroberts@oai.org

                    Ohio Aerospace Institute                    Membership Event

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                                                                                                                                 Crane, IL

Technology & Innovation

Industry & University


This program will provide you with the expertise and knowledge on how the Navy is Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter.  Learn how to do business with Crane, areas of expertise they are exploring and partnership agreements.  Participants will learn what, how and when Crane buys products and services; how to market your business; certifications that can help you gain an advantage; and small business advocacy and research expertise.


   8:00 a.m.       Registration and Continental Breakfast

   9:00 a.m.       "Introduction to the NAVSEA Warfare Center and                                                        NAVSEA Technology and Innovation Overview  -                                                   Your Sneak Peak on Business Opportunities",                                     Brooke Pyne, Technology Transfer/SBIR Program Manager,                                      NSWC  Crane

 11:00 a.m.       "Partnering for Success – Find the Right Vehicle for                                                  Building Relationship", Jenna Dix, Technology Transfer                           Agreements Administrator, NSWC Crane

        Noon        Lunch Guest Speaker, Brian Neiss, Lockheed Martin Rotary                                     and Mission Systems

    1:15 p.m.       "NAVSEA Small Business Advocacy – Be in the Right                          Place at the Right Time", Matt Burkett, Deputy for Small                          Business, NSWC Crane


   2:00 p.m.       AIAA/OAI Member Presentations

                        Navy Crane's primary technology areas are testing,                             manufacturing  methods, first responder, physical security,                            small  arms and accessories, optics and lasers, pyrotechnics                                   and demolition areas, antennas, sensors and communication                            devices  and software.                        

                       OAI is accepting company presentations to the Navy for                        the afternoon session.  Companies may submit ten slides for                        a maximum of 20 minute presentation.

                       All presentations should be submitted to Howard Thompson                                      at howardthompson@oai.org by MARCH 31ST.

   4:30 p.m.     Reception/Networking

Speaker Information





Matt Burkett seves as NSWC Crane's Deputy Director for Small Business.  Burkett's primary responsibility is to act as chief advisor and the single point of contact on all small business matters for NSWC Crane.  For more information, click here.







Ms.  Dix serves as the Technology Transfer (T2) Agreements Administrator within the Chief Technology Office at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).  Her role includes engaging private industry, academia, and state and local government on a wide variety of T2 programs.  For more information, click here.  


Ms. Pyne serves as NSWC Crane's ORTA/T2 Program Manager as well as the lab's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager.  Ms. Pyne's expansive responsibilities include strategic management of the lab's intellectual capital and SBIR/STTR Program.  For more information, click here.

NAVSEA Warfare Centers Event Registration

Registration is required to attend this event. Registration will include: continental breakfast, lunch and evening reception.

Members: $85.00 and Non-Members: $185.00.  To register, please click the button below. 

If you are NOT an OAI member, please select "non member" when registering.                   



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