21 Jul ‘Resource Rendezvous’ will feature speakers from leading defense, security research arms
MILWAUKEE – Attendees at the third annual “Resource Rendezvous” will hear from representatives tied to five agencies that help set the research and development agenda for the federal government’s defense, homeland security and intelligence sectors.
The event, produced by the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium, UWM Research Foundation, UWM College of Engineering and the Wisconsin Technology Council, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the UWM Student Union Ballroom on the UW-Milwaukee Campus.
Ongoing early-bird registration is $50 until August 5 and $65 thereafter at www.wisecurity.org.
Speakers for the conference include Dave Busigo, special assistant for innovative research and tech-transfer for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Chris Doyle, director of the infrastructure and geophysical division for the Department of Homeland Security; Col. Karl Friedl, director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command; Timothy Murphy, deputy director of intelligence advanced research projects activity for the Office of National Intelligence and a representative from the Milwaukee Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Researchers, grant writers, business leaders and other professionals who attend will learn about the research and development interests and related funding opportunities of the participating agencies. Two event highlights will give conference goers the opportunity to discuss their research and technology: The Wisconsin Research Exhibit is open to all attendees for participation and will showcase posters of research and development innovation from academia and industry. The “Three-Minute Pitch” will give researchers and businesses an opportunity to present their technology to conference speakers and attendees.
“This event brings together researchers and industry to network, promote their technology and to learn about the tools they need to effectively pursue federal research and development grants,” said Jack Heinemann, director of the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium, a non-profit working to help Wisconsin compete for defense-related grants and contracts.