Virginia Tech’s Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing is offering an Innovation-based Manufacturing Workshop on Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:10 p.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.

This workshop is designed to explain how innovation based manufacturing is critical to achieve economic development and how it can be pursued.

Entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, process and products engineers, plant managers, process improvement managers, marketing managers, general managers, and financial managers are encouraged to attend. A $125 investment covers the cost of the workshop materials, lunch, and coffee breaks.

The Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing focuses on the development of new innovation methodologies and their applications to challenging manufacturability problems across multiple areas. These include: renewable energies, micro- and nano-manufacturing, medical devices, etc. The center is actively working on the definition of the manufacturing of the future and the future of manufacturing.

The recently established center aims to help the university commercialize new technologies. The innovation-based manufacturing goal is to boost the commercialization potential of basic research that is currently constrained by the lack of adequate processes and systems.

Register online.

Further information is available by emailing Henry Quesada or by calling (540) 231-0978.