AMS Innovation Summit Set for Hub

March 18, 2015

The first central Arkansas Maker Faire is scheduled for May 2 at the Innovation Hub in Argenta, and it'll be preceded by an Innovation Summit from Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, a program of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority.

The Summit will feature manufacturing innovations and tech, and is scheduled for May 29 and 30 at the Hub and feature keynote speaker Robert Tucker of the Innovation Resource Consulting Group in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Here's more from Talk Business & Politics:

AMS Spokesman Andy Capel said it was no accident that the summit was planned just ahead of the eclectic Maker Faire festival, where more than 3,000 tech enthusiasts, crafters, entrepreneurs, engineers, science clubs, students and commercial exhibitors are expected to descend on the North Little Rock community.

Capel said AMS, which is part of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, already actively participates in a number of activities at the Innovation Hub, and will have a major presence at the region’s first Maker Faire event.

He added that the goal of the manufacturing summit is to bring together companies across the state that are involved in next-generation manufacturing processes that generate revenue and jobs, increase productivity, improve quality, and add to those businesses’ bottom line.

“There are a number of Arkansas companies that are looking for new ways to grow through innovation,” Capel said. “This will help some of the (traditional) manufacturers to change their view of (blue collar) jobs. We believe that all of the new technology that is out there is connected to manufacturing, and this will allow them to see those things up close.”

Full story here, and more info from AMS here. Good stuff. Mark your calendars....


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