Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Cove @ UCI 5141 California Avenue, #200, Irvine, CA 92617
Speakers: Has Patel
Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution … Are You Ready For It?
Gone are the days of “invent here, manufacture there.” As production has moved offshore, research & development funds have also moved abroad to be closer to production factories.
This has not been without consequence.
The U.S. has seen a steady decline in its ability to manufacture advanced technology products. It’s imperative we take bold steps to rebuild our nation’s innovation edge and global competitiveness. Learn how rebuilding our manufacturing base at home is critical for our national security and prosperity, and how to incorporate manufacturing and hardware innovations into your startup.
About the speaker:
Mr. Has Patel is the founder of Infologic. Before founding Infologic, he also worked for Bell Laboratories, Glaxo Smith-Kline Pharmaceuticals, and BP Chemicals. Industry expertise includes Aerospace & Defense, Pharmaceuticals, Energy and Software.
Patel holds M.S. in Production Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His Research interests include Manufacturing & Innovation. He has developed Innovation Management methodologies and published several papers on these topics at Defense & Corporate R&D Management conferences.
He is also a member of the USC-led Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, Southern California (AMP SoCal) which supports the Aerospace & Defense industry. In addition, he also represents Infologic in the UCLA-led and DoE-funded Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, UCI Applied Innovation hosts a Lunch & Learn series at the Cove where subject matter experts present on a particular topic within or relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics range in breadth from branding and marketing to pitching mistakes to avoid, investor relations, prototyping, and more.
These events are free and open to the public.
Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.