Mid-Michigan Section


Mid-Michigan Continuing Education!

 

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BACKGROUND 
 
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) is pleased to host the 2014 Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure, April 21-23, 2014, in Ann Arbor. This three-day event will bring together leading industry, academic and government experts to discuss and strategize how connected vehicle technology is transforming the transportation industry.
 
In addition, this year's Global Symposium will include a workshop focused on Energy and Environmental Implications of Automated Transportation. This workshop will provide leading analysts in energy an opportunity for in-depth conversations on the research landscape. The energy workshop will begin at 1:30PM on Wednesday, April 23, concluding early afternoon on Thursday, April 24.

For the latest program information please visit the Symposium webpage HERE. The latest full program is also available for pdf download by visiting the "2014 Global Symposium Program" tab. 

REGISTRATION
Please click    to register for the Symposium and energy workshop. Information regarding travel accommodations can also be found on that link.
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You are invited to attend a seminar sponsored by
 
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Grand Traverse Pie Company, 2600 N. Saginaw Rd. in Midland
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
6:008:00 p.m. (Seminar starts at 7:00 p.m.)
 
Bob Brentin
The Brentin Network, LLC
 
New Product and Market Development:
What is Working
 
There are a lot of variables between concept and launch. That’s why bringing new products to market is both challenging and exciting. The product development function has escalated in its complexity and its importance to company growth. While each project has its unique elements, we can benefit from experiences in our own company and what is working in other companies. This presentation will discuss frameworks and practices being used in the chemical and other industries to increase the success rate of new product developments. From business strategy and the front end of innovation to development tools and portfolio management, insights on what is working can be applied to current projects and adopted by businesses seeking a more robust innovation culture and more effective new product and market development practices.
 
Free and open to public
Complimentary sandwiches at 6:00 p.m. while they last
 
The lecture qualifies for one professional development hour, and certificates will be provided to interested attendees
 
Bob Brentin is a new product and market development professional working in the chemicals and materials industry. In his career at Dow Chemical, he participated in and led a range of polymer and business development projects for a wide variety of applications and markets. He also worked in the business incubator at Dow Corning and was the technology transfer officer at Central Michigan University. Bob is currently working on several new business development projects with companies including a commercialization manager role at Omni Tech International in Midland. He received his chemical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Central Michigan University, and has served as President of the Product Development and Management Association (www.pdma.org). Always an engaging speaker, Bob is also a graduate of Leadership Midland and a coach for new companies in the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest business plan competition.
 
The Mid-Michigan Section of AIChE was founded in 1952 to promote opportunities for chemical engineers and other chemical professionals in the Great Lakes Bay Region and to work with the local community to improve the understanding of science and technology and their impact on society. The Section provides a series of lectures during the year and has an active education outreach program. The Section also annually provides a scholarship for a high school student to attend the Summer Youth Program at Michigan Technological University, as well as a scholarship to study chemical engineering in college, and gives demonstrations of science and technology for students in the local middle schools. For more information about the Section and its events, visit http://www.mmaiche.org/. Also, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. To become an Mid-Michigan AIChE member, see the JOIN MMAIChE link on our Web site, or contact membership@mmaiche.org.
 
For more information, contact Bruce Holden (989-636-5225),
Or visit http://www.mmaiche.org/

 

 



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