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Dec
2017

December 7, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HOW WILL IT CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS?

Kevin McDunn will be speaking on the Executive Club of Chicago's Artificial Intelligence panel on December 7th. The panel will explore how AI is permeating our businesses and changing the way we work, live, and interact with all types of organizations...

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December 4, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

DEFENSE MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

This year's Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) is scheduled for December 4-7, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The DMC Conference will be conducted simultaneously with the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Conference. Guests will be...

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December 1, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

HACKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT

MD5, in collaboration with SOFWERX, will host a technology hackathon on December 1-3 in Tampa that focuses on wearables and their applications. On-site experts will prepare hackathon participants to compete by providing unique insights into the physical and mental challenges,...

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Nov
2017

November 16, 2017EXTERNAL EVENT, PUBLIC EVENT

AUGMENTED REALITY CHICAGO (ARCHI) MEETUP

The Chicago Augmented Reality Meetup has been in existence since 2010 with the goal of uniting and igniting the regional AR community. The monthly event attracts a diverse group of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, investors, artists, marketers, hackers, journalists,...

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November 15, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

SMART MANUFACTURING: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how to manage your complex business process from product development to manufacturing. Learn how smart manufacturing technologies drive...

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November 14, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

DIGITAL DISRUPTION: THE FACTORY FLOOR TRANSFORMATION

Digital technology is progressing at a rapid pace while both solutions and challenges continue to emerge and create further complexity for business owners. DMDII will host participants for a one day experiential learning workshop to explore how digital technologies impact...

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November 9, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

TEDx CHICAGO

Caralynn Nowinski Collens will speak at TEDxChicago, an independently organized TED event, on the power of collaboration to inspire breakthroughs across industries. At TEDxChicago, the Chicago community will come together to draw from the TED legacy and share ideas that...

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November 7, 2017UI LABS, PUBLIC EVENT

IoT COUNCIL SERIES: WHAT IS IoT & HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOUR LIFE?

UI LABS is hosting a networking event and panel discussion on IoT's growing impact in our personal and professional lives. The discussion will help attendees gain more insight on connected homes, smart healthcare, and smart cities. Learn more and register...

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November 1, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

MEAC DIGITALIZATION STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The MEAC Digitalization Strategy Development Workshop is a two-day event for MEAC Alliance Members, providing an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the MEAC Alliance Program, Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives. Learn more and register here.

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Oct
2017

October 30, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

THE 16th ANNUAL CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS

For the 16th year, the Chicago Innovation Awards will be celebrating the most innovative new products and services introduced in the Chicago region. Nominees and winners can cut across all industries, from large corporations to new start-ups, for-profit and non-profit, public...

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October 26, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

3rd SMART FACTORY WORLD SYMPOSIUM 2017

The rules for manufacturing are changing. Every day in plants around the world, workers are using data as a tool to obliterate downtime and drive productivity. The silos that separated the Information Technology and Operations departments are being razed, and...

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October 18, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS

mHUB, IMEC and UI LABS have announced the inaugural industry awards ceremony that will take place on October 18, 2017, at the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall in Chicago to recognize talent and achievements in manufacturing. The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates...

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October 13, 2017UI LABS, PUBLIC EVENT

COLONY 5 MEETUP

Colony 5 issued a challenge to entrepreneurs, corporate citizens and the investing community this August - work together to create business-driven smart communities. On October 13th, UI LABS is hosting a reception to celebrate this movement of entrepreneurial inclusion. Come...

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October 3, 2017UI LABS, PUBLIC EVENT

UI LABS TOUR & INNOVATION PRESENTATION

UI LABS will host APICS-Chicago for a professional development meeting and tour of the UI LABS Innovation Center on October 3rd. The meeting will include a presentation on innovation from UI LABS Chief Program Officer and Executive Director of DMDII,...

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Sept
2017

September 29, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

DCMME MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

Michael Fornasiero, Program Manager of Workforce Development and SMM Engagement, will be speaking at the The Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) Conference on "The Future of Manufacturing". Learn more and register here.

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September 23, 2017EXTERNAL EVENT

P.O.W.E.R. UP CHICAGO WORKSHOP

The LeadersUp Team is hosting a career development workshop for young professionals in Chicago. The topics to be covered include: professional development and goal setting, effective networking strategies, balancing work and school, and how to obtain education certificates. Food will...

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September 21, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

GREATER PORTLAND INC ANNUAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT

UI LABS CEO Caralynn Nowinski Collens will be the keynote speaker at Greater Portland Inc's Annual Economic Summit. The event celebrates the region’s public-private partnership and puts a spotlight on our competitiveness in a global economy. Hundreds of regional leaders from public...

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September 18, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

SMART INDUSTRY 2017

On September 18 as part of its conference, Smart Industry will bring a group of attendees to UI LABS for a tour of the DMDII factory floor. The rest of the event will be held at Chicago's Swissotel. Launched in 2015,...

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September 13, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR

To be held alongside WESTEC in Los Angeles, California, this seminar will focus on digital manufacturing and IoT. The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts...

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September 6, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

ONRAMP MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

Tom McDermott, Executive Director of DMDII and Chief Program Officer of UI LABS, will speak on the topic of "Innovations in the Supply Chain" on September 6 at the OnRamp Manufacturing Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference brings...

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Aug
2017

August 22, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

JB KNOWLEDGE CONTECH ROADSHOW

JBKnowledge, the maker of SmartBid, is excited to announce that the JBKnowledge ConTech Roadshow and SmartBid Academy will be making its way to Chicago, Illinois on August 22, 2017! Geek out with construction technology industry leaders and demo the latest...

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August 3, 2017UI LABS, PRIVATE EVENT

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF IOT

As deep technology such as artificial intelligence and IoT platforms are being applied to industry verticals, the rate of industry digitization is accelerating. However, there are still barriers to embrace the next industrial revolution, specifically in manufacturing, city infrastructure, agriculture,...

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Jul
2017

July 27, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

SIEMENS PLM AND TATA TECHNOLOGIES MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

You can’t achieve any of these unless you have a means of properly optimizing your plants. Relying only on Top Floor to Shop Floor visibility is no longer an option for 21st century manufacturers. Maximizing production capabilities and ensuring uptime...

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July 19, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT, PUBLIC EVENT

PROFESSIONAL IRISH WOMEN OF CHICAGO LUNCHEON

The first-ever Professional Irish Women of Chicago Luncheon will take place Wednesday, July 19th at UI LABS. The day will begin with reception and lunch to honor the Top Professional Irish Women of Chicago followed by networking and a Fashion...

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July 13, 2017MANUFACTURING, PRIVATE EVENT

DMDII CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP

A private workshop at DMDII will explore cybersecurity issues in manufacturing.

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July 12, 2017MANUFACTURING, MEMBERS-ONLY

DMDII TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE & SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT CALL WORKSHOP

Join the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute for our July Technology Showcase, a members-only event focused on DMDII project outcomes through project demos, networking times, and opportunities to learn about and interact with startups. Six teams with projects coming to...

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Jun
2017

June 28, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

CHIVR - CHICAGO VIRTUAL REALITY

The event will bring together technology enthusiasts, advertising and media professionals, software engineers, and artists and creatives to demo the latest virtual reality headsets, with featured software, media and games from Chicago-based companies. Learn more and register here.

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June 20, 2017MANUFACTURING, PRIVATE EVENT

DMDII SUPPLY CHAIN WORKSHOP

A private workshop at DMDII will explore supply chain issues in manufacturing.

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June 20, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

mHUB PRESENTS, FIRST INDUSTRIAL RESPONDERS EMERGE (FIRE) PANEL DISCUSSION: TRENDS IN PRODUCT INNOVATION

Chicagoland manufacturers are invited to join industry leaders and small and medium-sized manufacturers for an evening of discussions, networking and tours of mHUB! First Industrial Responders Emerge panelists will address innovation, product sourcing, business best practices and supplier networks and...

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June 12, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Kevin McDunn, UI LABS Chief Technology Officer, will be attending the 13th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. The conference will focus on how the future state of the manufacturing industry will change the rules of competition, how work will be performed, how...

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June 6, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

PRODUCT & MANUFACTURING INNOVATION DRIVEN BY DIGITAL DESIGN & SIMULATION WORKSHOP

CIMdata’s Product & Manufacturing Innovation Driven by Digital Design & Simulation: Challenges, Strategies, Tools, & Best Practices for Business Success Workshop, is an event for industrial organizations and product development solution providers interested in learning about “model-driven engineering” strategies and solutions...

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June 1, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

SMART MANUFACTURING: ARE YOU READY FOR DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN?

Join The Private Bank and IMEC for to learn about the future of digital manufacturing. Dimitrios Saranteas, MEP Digital Manufacturing Technical Specialist from IMEC, currently embedded with UI LABS' Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, will present during the event. Topics...

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May
2017

May 24, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

SMART MANUFACTURING: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event, presented by SME, at the GE Aviation Learning Center and hear from the experts how to manage your complex business process from product...

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May 23, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

NATIONAL ACADEMIES SYMPOSIUM ON SECURING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IN THE UNITED STATES: THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURING USA

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy Innovation Policy Forum will host an all-day workshop to explore how Manufacturing USA joins industry, academia, and government in public-private partnerships to help revitalize American...

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May 22, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

DMDII TOUR DURING MAPI EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

Join Siemens for a tour of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute manufacturing floor at UI LABS. The tour takes place in conjunction with MAPI's annual event that brings together manufacturing leaders to address issues and share solutions to the challenges...

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May 22, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS & SUSTAINMENT CONFERENCE

Brench Boden, Chief Technology Officer of DMDII, will be attending the 2017 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will focus on the collaborative work being done within the aerospace community on improving the safety, airworthiness, availability,...

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May 18, 2017UI LABS, PRIVATE EVENT

MIT LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS: ALUMNI CONFERENCE 2017

This year’s conference for MIT's Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) alumni will address cutting-edge technologies and innovation in the Midwest. Attendees will have an opportunity to network and catch up with old friends and reconnect with the LGO community. This conference...

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May 17, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

THE FUTURE OF SMART MANUFACTURING

GACC Midwest together with the Federal State of Thuringia and UI LABS will host a half-day conference focusing on the future of smart manufacturing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This is part of a German business delegation, headed by Wolfgang...

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May 17, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN INNOVATION

Discover how women are launching new start-ups and leading businesses that are disrupting industries during this Chicago Innovation Awards event. Then, hear from women who have ascended some of the highest positions in government. All these women will tell you...

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May 17, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

EXPONENTIAL MANUFACTURING

Exponential Manufacturing will lead 600 technology investors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing industry executives through a rigorous two-day program to prepare them for the dawn of the exponential industrial age. Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute Thomas McDermott will participate in the event's...

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May 16, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

SCIENCE IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE

Science, engineering and technology have joined together in order to simulate a better world. We are part of a digital revolution that is providing scientists and analysts with an extraordinary opportunity to imagine the impossible and innovate the invisible. Industry...

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May 11, 2017UI LABS, EXTERNAL EVENT

BRITISH-AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL (BABC) ANNUAL TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE

The two-day Conference will explore the 2017 theme “Navigating the New World,” focusing upon on evolving opportunities as the United States, Canada, and Europe absorb changes in the realities of economies, trade, borders, and governance. Engage in meaningful networking with...

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May 10, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

OPEN SOURCE CONVENTION (OSCON)

Open source is everywhere—from the bottom of the programming stack to the top. OSCON brings the software engineering and developer community together to explore what's new and useful in open source languages, tools, and techniques. It's the best place to...

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May 10, 2017MANUFACTURING, PRIVATE EVENT

BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP

A private workshop at DMDII will explore blockchain in manufacturing.

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May 3, 2017CITIES + INFRASTRUCTURE, EXTERNAL EVENT

CHICAGO AQUAHACKING 2017 KICK-OFF MEETING

Participate in the kick-off meeting for Chicago’s AquaHacking team. Teams will develop solutions to pitch in late May to compete in semi-finals in June (teams will meet as-needed through May to develop solutions). What: AquaHacking is an annual multi-disciplinary hackathon...

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Apr
2017

April 21, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

DIGITAL MANUFACTURING COMMONS (DMC) FOR EDUCATION: WEBINAR AND USER GROUP MEETING

Please join us on Friday, April 21 for a webinar focused on academic applications of the DMC, and a brief user group meeting. Who should attend? This webinar is for mechanical and systems engineering educators and students, as well as...

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April 18, 2017MANUFACTURING, EXTERNAL EVENT

INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS USA

The Industrial IoT Summit is coming back to Chicago this April 18-19 and will be bringing together a senior delegation of 120+ IoT leaders from across the U.S. and further afield for a packed agenda. Hear exclusive keynote sessions from...

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April 11, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

HYUNDAI WIA MACHINE TOOL OPEN HOUSE

DMDII partner Hyundai WIA is hosting an open house to showcase its latest manufacturing technology, including live cutting demonstrations. Visit the company's website for more information. To attend, please RSVP to Dave Mondek at dmondek@hyundai-wiamachine.com.

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April 6, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

THE RISE OF THE MACHINES CONFERENCE

It’s no secret that technology is transforming the building process from start to finish. Making it possibly to build smarter, with greater efficiency and effectiveness. One area of innovation enabling this growth: Automation and Robotics. This includes the adoption of...

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Mar
2017

March 14, 2017UI LABS, PUBLIC EVENT

MAYOR EMANUEL'S INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR MODERNIZATION: NORTH BRANCH OPEN HOUSE

The comprehensive framework and implementation for the North Branch Industrial Corridor was presented by DPD at a highly-attended community meeting on Feb. 21. The presentation can be found on DPD's website. Two community open house events in March will provide...

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March 13, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

MOBILITY GOES DIGITAL: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES & SMART AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and UI LABS are hosting a half-day conference focused on mobility technologies and smart automotive manufacturing. The program will feature panels that address optimization in transportation, logistics, and manufacturing processes through...

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March 6, 2017MANUFACTURING, PUBLIC EVENT

INTERNET OF MANUFACTURING: TOUR OF UI LABS

The Internet of Manufacturing conference will kick off its program with a tour of the UI LABS manufacturing floor for attendees. Explore the 24,000 square foot manufacturing floor, and experience insights into the applied R&D, demonstration, and prototyping that is...

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Feb
2017

February 28, 2017MANUFACTURING, MEMBERS-ONLY

FEBRUARY MEMBERS-ONLY TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

DMDII MEMBERS-ONLY TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE Please join us at the UI LABS Innovation Center in Chicago for our Technology Showcase, an engaging members-only event, that has recently taken on a new and improved format. As we kick off 2017, this event...

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