Report | 2013

Autocomposites Commercialization Launchpad Kickoff Meeting: Post Meeting Report

By Greg Rucks

Manufacturing demonstration equipment and standard test rigs
A launchpad for competitive, application-specific commercialization projects
A clearing house for aligning academic, private, and government R&D with industry needs
•A center for developing and proving out solutions to collective R&D challenges such as joiningA source for material dataInitial launchpad goals are toProduce a commercialization 
timeline and plan for a specific high-volume automotive application Identify means of addressing remaining technological and investment gaps to commercialization Identify and assign initial team roles and responsibilities