France-Atlanta explores the Future of Manufacturing [fr]
Thought leaders, researchers, and industry experts in the rapidly changing field of manufacturing will gather for a high-level workshop at Georgia Tech on October 27-28, 2015, as part of the 6th Annual France-Atlanta.
Building upon the strong ties between Georgia Tech and Arts et Métiers ParisTech (AMPT), one of the leading French engineering schools in the domain of advanced manufacturing, this two-day workshop will enable experts to share their experiences in advanced manufacturing research, development, innovation, commercialization and education. Participants will identify key questions and a path forward.
The event will include public keynote addresses from Bill Flite, senior manager, Advanced Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Corporate Engineering, Technology & Operations; and Sylvain Allano, chief scientist, PSA Peugeot-‐Citroën. Moderators from Georgia Tech and AMPT will facilitate discussions with participants including representatives from companies and organizations such as CEA Tech, Safran, Airbus, Fives, CETIM, and a large delegation from AMPT. Within these private focused discussion groups, it is expected that participants will create new opportunities for joint collaborations both in the US and Europe.
“With the rapid changes in technology, sensors, robotics, computer science, and the internet of things, the field of manufacturing is undergoing a fundamental transformation. It’s a good time to gather thought leaders to collaborate on the future of manufacturing,” said Yves Berthelot, Georgia Tech’s vice provost for international initiatives and president of Georgia Tech-Lorraine.
“Transforming the manufacturing ecosystem will only happen with the strategic collaboration of experts in the field,” said Ben Wang, executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. “This workshop is an example of how we are addressing challenges in manufacturing such as the use of advanced composites, workforce development, new materials and the Internet of Things.”
Opening remarks and keynote addresses are free and open to the public with registration.
This event is organized within the framework of France-Atlanta 2015 by Georgia Tech-Lorraine, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, and Arts et Métiers ParisTech, with the support of the Scientific Office of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.
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When: October 28 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute - Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building (813 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332)