Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series | Funding opportunities for Additive Manufacturing



Raising capital for startups or even existing companies can be challenging in any business sector, but especially so for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

Additive manufacturing embodies digital manufacturing and has the potential to dramatically alter the manufacturing landscape. Recognizing its ability to greatly accelerate new technological innovations for aerospace, defense, automotive, communication, personalized medicine and space exploration, this discussion will provide insights to develop strategic, industry-academia partnerships and funding opportunities from key federal agencies (DoD, DOE, NASA, NSF), industry-consortia and the state of Arizona.

Attendees will hear from a distinguished team of experts as they share insight on how to leverage funding opportunities to chart a pathway for growing and sustaining additive manufacturing in the state, as well as further establishing Arizona as a hotbed for AM driven innovation and entrepreneurship.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understanding of all funding sources, highlighting the most 3D print friendly
  • How to select the best grant for your project
  • Proposal development tips and tricks

Who Should Attend:
Additive manufacturing represents an important enabling technology that greatly impacts a wide swathe of aerospace, medical, automotive, defense, construction, and communication applications. Towards this end, we expect the event to bring together a diverse group of industry personnel, as well as entrepreneurs, and academicians, who are all collectively interested in pushing the frontiers of AM, leading to immediate and longer-term technological innovations and societal impact.

Event Moderators:
Krishna Muralidharan, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA
Justin Smart: CSWP, InterLink Engineering

Donald Godfrey, Fellow, SLM solutions
Dr. Kaushik Balakrishnan, PhD, MBA, PMP, Associate, Corporate Services, at the University of Arizona.
Keng Hsu, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering / Co-Founder, Advisor at Reverb Industrial, Principle R&D Engineer at PADT

Event Agenda:
9:00 – 9:05 a.m.  | Opening Remarks 
9:05 – 10:00 a.m.  | Presentation and Audience Q&A



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October 27, 2020


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


[AZTC Member - Free] [Non AZTC Member $20]