Unlocking Opportunity: New Opportunities for Collaboration Between Industry and Higher Ed in the Region


Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame , 1140 E Angela Blvd, Ballroom , South Bend , Indiana 46617

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Part of Notre Dame’s IDEA Week. Presented by Notre Dame’s iNDustry Labs and the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership

The South Bend-Elkhart Region has an unmatched, powerful legacy in manufacturing know-how and innovation. As a tier-one research University embedded in this leading manufacturing center, Notre Dame has a unique opportunity to partner with and support legacy businesses as they advance in the digital age. Hear from regional industry executives, Notre Dame faculty members, and students who are collaborating on a variety of digital transformation projects, giving businesses an advantage and students the opportunity to develop skills that complement and complete their university training.


David Go – Viola D. Hank Professor and Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Ian Lightcap – Research and Facilities Program Director, Materials Characterization Facility, University of Notre Dame

Matthew Dotson, Mechanical Engineering Major, Notre Dame Class of 2022

Moderated by:

John DeSalle, Executive Engineer in Residence, iNDustry Labs, University of Notre Dame