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FPDI Hosts DHS S&T Research and Technology Transition Workshop

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Food Protection and Defense Institute hosted the DHS S&T Office of University Programs “Research & Technology Transition Summer Workshop” at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota on August 15-16.  Representatives from the twelve DHS S&T Centers of Excellence (COEs) and invited industry experts convened to discuss strategies for transiting new and emerging technologies, devices, and knowledge products to enhance homeland security operations.  The meeting opened with remarks from Dr. Matthew Clark, Director, Office of University Programs, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and Dr. Brian Herman, Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota.  Presentations from industry, government and tech transfer professions addressed research portfolio design, intellectual property protection, industry partnerships, and distribution of COE research worldwide. Lead investigators from selected COEs presented case studies describing their efforts in the development and commercialization of homeland security products and services.