FPIRC16 Program and Presentations

FPIRC16 Schedule

 

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception for Early Arrivals

Lake Harriet

Monday, October 10, 2016

9:00 – 6:00 pm

10:00 – 1:30 pm

Registration Open

Closed Door: IEC Committee with Lunch

Great Lakes Promenade

Great Lakes A3

2:00 – 2:30 pm

FPIRC Welcome Session 

Great Lakes BC

2:30 – 5:10 pm

FPIRC Breakout 1: Fluids & Lubrication

 Great Lakes BC

2:30 – 5:10 pm

FPIRC Breakout 2: Modeling & Control Systems

 Lake Superior AB

3:00 – 3:15

5:10 – 6:00 pm

Break and Refreshments

Transportation to Off-Site Location

Great Lakes Foyer

Corner of Grant Street and Nicollet Mall 

6:00 – 9:00 pm

USBank Vikings Stadium Reception, Dinner, and Tour

US Bank Stadium

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 pm

7:30 – 8:45 am

Registration Open

Breakfast Plenary Session: Fluid Power Workforce Development Continuum

Moderator: Lynn Beyer, NFPA Director of Workforce Development Programs

Great Lakes Promenade

Great Lakes BC

9:00 – 10:30 am

FPIRC Panel 1: Role of Start-Ups in a Healthy Industry (click for all speakers’ slides)

The goal of the panel is to discuss real-world experiences of fluid power startups, the various funding sources available to these early stage companies and how other industries engage and leverage startups in their growth strategies.

  • Moderator: Prof. William Durfee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Russ Straate, Venture Center Director, University of Minnesota
  • Shawn Wilhelm, Engineer, Enfield Technologies
  • Pat Dillon, Director, MN-SBIR, Minnesota High Tech Association
  • Doug Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Lite Run
  • Jesse Litwak, Global Business Development Director, Medtronic
Great Lakes A1-A2

9:00 – 10:30 am

FPIRC Panel 2: External Technology Trends 

The goal of the panel is to inform members of the fluid power research community of technology trends that they may be unfamiliar with, but which could nevertheless impact the future of the industry.

Topics and Panelists:

 Lake Superior AB

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break and Refreshments

Foyer

10:45 – 11:45 am

“Wearable Robots:  Exoskeletons, Orthoses, and Prostheses”| Professor Thomas G. Sugar, Arizona State University

 Great Lakes BC

12:00 – 1:30 pm

 Lunch with FPIRC Commercialization Pitch

 Great Lakes BC

1:45 – 5:00 pm

CCEFP Workshop: Ninja Super Communicators Workshop

 Great Lakes BC

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break and Refreshments

Foyer

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Industry/Student Speed Meeting

Northwoods

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Corporate Exhibit Reception

 Great Lakes BC

6:30 – 9:00 pm

FPIRC Poster Show and Hors d’oeuvres

 Great Lakes BC

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 am

Breakfast Plenary Session: “Via Negativa by Dr. Peter Achten, INNAS

 Great Lakes BC

9:30 – 9:40 am

Break and Refreshments

 2nd Floor Foyer

9:40 – 12:00 pm

FPIRC Breakout 3: Mobile Applications

 Mirage

9:40 – 12:00 pm

FPIRC Breakout 4: Industrial Applications

 Regency

9:40 – 12:00 pm

FPIRC Breakout 5: New Applications

 Skyway AB (4th Floor)

12:15 pm

12:30 pm

Box Lunches To Go

Transportation to Optional Tours

 2nd Floor Foyer

Corner of Grant Street and Nicollet Mall

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Optional Tours:

Tour 1: University of Minnesota Research Facilities and Cummins Power Generation
Tour 2: Eaton Hydraulics and MTS Systems

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