Rensselaer CATS to Host Annual Technology Showcase

For Immediate Release...


The Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) will host its annual Technology Showcase and Conference from 9:00am to 8:00pm on April 27, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn - 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY.

The annual CATS Technology Showcase brings together leaders from industry, government and academia for a forum highlighting industrially relevant research at Rensselaer CATS in advanced manufacturing, automation and control across a wide gamut of industries, from clean tech energy and advanced composites manufacturing to aerospace and nanomanufacturing.

This year's event offers an expanded format that will include technical sessions focusing on Clean Tech Energy, Thermal Management, Advanced Composites and Production Scheduling and Optimization, a session on Business Startup and Expansion Funding, and a panel discussion entitled Effectively Leveraging University/Industry Collaborations.  There will also be a session focused on past CATS collaboration success stories and a session highlighting research from young RPI faculty.  As with every CATS Showcase, the poster session will feature a broad array of projects and areas of research, and offer an opportunity for networking and one-on-one interaction with researchers.  There will also be an exhibit area for CATS partner companies and affiliates to showcase their products and capabilities.  A highlight of this year's Showcase will be the dinner keynote address from U.S. Representative Paul D. Tonko.



The Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology designated by the State of New York to promote economic development through the transfer of technology from the state's leading research universities.  Rensselaer CATS works with partner companies across a wide gamut of industries and a broad spectrum of application areas to solve challenging industrially driven problems.  Rensselaer CATS focuses its research activities on all aspects of automation and control in manufacturing and operations across its active thrust areas: energy-related systems and manufacturing, thermal management, active flow control, nanomanufacturing and biotechnology/biomanufacturing; and, its core application areas: manufacturing automation, precision motion and assembly, sensing and monitoring, and modeling and design.  Over the last 5 years, Rensselaer CATS has helped its partner companies deliver over $213M in non-job economic impact to the New York State economy, and helped create or retain over 650 jobs.



Craig Dory
Associate Director
Rensselaer Center for Automation Technology and Systems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street – CII 8013
Troy, NY  12180
(518) 276-3953