Join RITIN’s Chairman, Michael Woody, and Polaris MEP’s Center Director, Kathie Mahoney, as they discuss workforce hiring & retention strategies, automation, technology and other solutions that can help textile companies remain competitive as they recover from the pandemic. 

Register now for the July 14th webinar!

This workshop provides insight into the future textile, materials and clothing R&D needs of the Navy, and offers an opportunity for companies to meet one on one with technical experts. If you're a textile company, an academic, or an innovator who is developing materials or electronics that push the definitions of clothing, textiles or materials, you'll want to participate in this virtual workshop. 

The program features speakers and panel discussions from:
  • • Navy Supply Systems Command
  • • Naval Exchange Services Command
  • • Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility
This program is convened and supported by 401 Tech Bridge, the Naval X Northeast Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network and the North Carolina Military Business Center.

The Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Naval Exchange Service Command (NECOM) and Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) are interested in gathering information for potential current and future efforts with industry and academia. The goal is to further develop new and emerging technologies and concepts within the areas of dress clothing, military uniforms, protective clothing, textile and clothing testing and design/pattern development.

The collaborative forum will include presentations and a panel discussion with subject matter experts for Navy uniforms, protective clothing, testing, materials and business development. Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions.
Topics to include:
  • • Small business development opportunities
  • • Applied research areas
  • • Potential areas of basic research applying them towards Navy and military requirements

Industry and academia who have expertise in the areas listed below are encouraged to apply for one of the limited number of (virtual) private appointments to be held in the afternoon of August 26. Please indicate your interest in a private appointment when you register for the workshop in order to receive the application and quad chart template. The deadline to apply for a 1:1 meeting is July 23!
Learn more and register!
401 Tech Bridge Virtual Tech Talk
July 27 at Noon

401 Tech Bridge is hosting informal 30-minute virtual tech talks to foster a forum for learning and sharing. The talks will feature guests from academia, industry, and government to talk about new topics each month.

Kunal Makodiya’s embedded computing design of a smart-textile ECG system earned him the 2010 SYSTEX Award, University of Ghent, Belgium. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and the Frontiers Journal of Wearable Electronics. He regularly organizes scientific workshops/symposiums on IOT for healthcare at various international conferences. He also organizes Hack-a-Thons every year to promote entrepreneurial thinking in the areas including IOT, healthcare, and aging. His course on Wearable IOT blends design thinking with IOT concepts to nurture entrepreneurial skills in students from various backgrounds. He holds MS (University of Luebeck, Germany) and BE (Saurashtra University, India) degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

Register now. 

This workshop is an opportunity to discuss the issues that are facing Manufacturers in our state and in the world with Rhode Island’s Congressional Leaders.

Register now for the August 23rd virtual workshop!
We Make RI's Sewing Tech program starts on July 26, and is a free 3-week program to teach industrial sewing skills. If you know someone who is looking for a career in manufacturing, or are a textile employer interested in hiring from the program, you can learn more here.
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