JUNE 17-19, 2024

AI-Accelerated Materials Design and Deployment Materials Genome Initiative (MIG)- Town Hall


TechConnect is proud to host the AI-Accelerated Materials Design and Deployment Town Hall, in alignment with the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) and co-located at the 27th annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference, June 17-19 2024, National Harbor MD.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the way we design, develop, and deploy new materials. This town hall will bring together industry leaders to discuss priorities and strategies for harnessing AI to accelerate materials innovation. Join us for a lively discussion on topics such as autonomous R&D, AI-enabled exploration of the vast materials design space, and opportunities for collaboration among Industry and government participants.

Key Participants

Brent Segal, Director of Technology Collaborations at Lockheed Martin, will be our host for this town hall.

Brent Segal, Director of Technology Collaborations at Lockheed Martin, will be our host for this town hall. Dr. Segal is a leading expert in the field of advanced materials and will provide insights on how Lockheed Martin is leveraging AI to accelerate materials innovation and how they are collaborating with other industry partners.

Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Co-Chair Subcommittee on the Materials Genome Initiative, National Science and Technology Council, Assistant Director for Critical Minerals and Materials, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Leonard Lee, Head of Growth & Customer Success, Accelerated Discovery, IBM Research (Z├╝rich)

Steven Arturo, Principal Research Scientist, Dow

Eric Breckenfeld, Director of Technology Policy, NVIDIA

Cosima Boswell-Koller, Co-Chair MGI Autonomous Materials Infrastructure Working Group, Program Director, National Science Foundation

Representatives of the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) will provide an update on the implementation of the 2021 MGI Strategic Plan. This plan calls for Grand Challenges to focus R&D efforts to realize the promise of the MGI. This panel discussion will inform continued implementation of the strategic plan.

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SBIR/STTR Agency Partners