College collaborates with state officials for May 25 day of discovery

The Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will be the setting for the May 25 event, "Celebrating Discovery Park District." The area is fast becoming one of the most connected innovation communities in the nation.
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The Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will be the setting for the May 25 event, “Celebrating Discovery Park District.” The area is fast becoming one of the most connected innovation communities in the nation.

Events will focus on next-generation solutions that are moving from testbed to scalable, real-world deployment in neighborhoods like Purdue’s Discovery Park District (DPD).

A lively day is planned by the College of Engineering and Purdue Research Foundation:

Tech Showcase — 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Purdue entrepreneurs will pitch the latest big ideas in artificial intelligence and smart cities. Demonstrations will include autonomous devices and vehicles, including a combine, lawnmowers, 18-wheelers, drones, and medicine delivery.

Guided Tour of the Convergence Center,  private industry’s front door to Purdue — 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch — 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First, hear remarks from the Lafayette and West Lafayette’s mayors’ offices. Then, enjoy food from a caterer and food trucks.

Poster session — 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering will share how their research projects may impact the future.

Panel 1 — 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Smart Cities in the Heartland discussion featuring a panel of Indiana mayors as well as former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, now the Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Panel 2 — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Lab To Life discussion featuring David Broecker, Purdue Research Foundation Chief Innovation and Collaboration Officer, and tech leaders from Saab, Cisco, US Ignite, and XQ Message.

Panel 3 — 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information about the day’s activities. Registration is required.