SME to host forum on NASA technology in manufacturing

January 15, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI) to share NASA technologies with regional businesses.

The SME Technology Interchange, featuring NASA Technologies, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. The forum will bring together representatives from industry, academia, and the U.S. government to engage in strategy development, partnership building, and implementation of ways to foster technology collaboration and innovation.

The 25 NASA technologies to be shared are ready for co-development, collaboration, and commercialization with Detroit-area companies. The technologies should be of particular interest to advanced energy, automotive, and innovative manufacturing market segments.

More information on the event is available at