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An Alliance for Regional Integration
Alabama Robotics Technology Park Alabama Robotics Technology Park Collaboration - state of Alabama, 2-year college system, Universities, AIDT & robotics industry Stimulate regional WF development pipeline: integration of K-12 2-year colleges post baccalaureate institutions, industry, & federal defense & civil agencies Three facilities … 53 acre site directly across Highway 31 Calhoun’s Decatur Campus
RTP Goals Develop & deliver company-specific, technology focused training and education programs. Provide skill-specific education & training to assist employee/student advancement at all levels. Provide the right facilities and workplace environment to meet needs of: > gov’t & industry robotic advanced tech R&D > systems integration > systems integration > entrepreneurial opportunities
Robotic Maintenance & Technical Center Phase 1 Robotic Maintenance & Technical Center Phase 1 Address need for multi-skilled maint & robotics technicians (training facility) Flexible 52K sq ft facility (mezzanine observation area) Robotics companies pledged $42M in equipment 8 Robotic cells & integrated mfg line Morgan Co, Limestone Co, Decatur, Athens $1M each & Calhoun $3M (all pledged) Ground breaking Nov 2008; open June 2010 Short Certificates Intermediate (Combination Certificate & Vendor Training) Long Term (Degree Programs)
Advanced Technology R&D Center Phase 2 Several robotics R&D alliances - federal aerospace/defense agencies & industry, law enforcement, research univ. & jr. college consortia, auto industry, & biomedical technology Large high bay space with flexible, modular infrastructure Outdoor R&D testing facility in variety of environments Professional staff, company professionals and university graduate students R&D, testing & user-training of leading edge robotics for military projects, space exploration & uses of unmanned ground, air, & submerged vehicles.
Automation Integration & Entrepreneurial Center Phase 3 Adapt robots for future needs & innovative uses in evolving robotics industry Collaboration to stimulate small business dev. & create new product lines in existing mid-mkt & large mkt robotic corps. Manufacturing line SW & HW integration Testing of new systems Oriented to specific user needs
RTP: Where We Are… Business Model:Developed & Evolving Strategic Plan: Activated & Evolving Marketing Plan/Website: Activated & Evolving Phase I Building: Construction Started Phase II Design: 95% Complete Advisory Councils: Established & Providing Value Program & Facilities Use Evolving in Concert Planning:with Business Model Partnerships:Initiated & Evolving
Work-in-Process Achieving New Educational Program Approvals Sustained Funding/Revenue Stream Moving Forward Typical Architect/Contractor Issues Security/Proprietary Agreements with Tenants Integrating Education Entities Education & Workforce Pipeline Development Evolving an Integrated Business Model & Actionable Business Plan
Executive Board of Directors Mr. Jim Bolte, President, Toyota Motor Mfg Alabama, Huntsville Mr. Brian Buckner, Engineering Manager, Yutaka Technologies, Cullman Dr. Nancy Jan Davis, Vice President & Deputy General Manager, Jacobs Engineering Science & Technical Services, Huntsville Mr. Ralph Malone, Owner, Triana Metal Fabrications, Huntsville Mr. Jason Putnam, Vice President for Operations & Business Development, Pro- Air Services, Decatur, Vice Chairperson Mr. Mike Selby, President, Automatic Screw Machine Products Company, Inc., Decatur Dr. Joe Sparks, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Huntsville, Chairperson Dr. Marilyn Beck, President, Calhoun Community College, Decatur Mr. Ed Castile, Executive Director, Alabama Industrial Development Training, Montgomery
Advisory Councils Phase I A larger group of Mfg. Professionals assisting with program development & equipment identification. Phase II A larger group of R & D Professionals & University Staff assisting with developing the full potential of Phase II.