A first-time event, the WBT Open Innovation Forum: Unmanned Aerial Systems (WBToi-UAS), is coming up in Stillwater, Okla., on Oct. 29-30.
Participants at WBToi-UAS will share case studies, best practices and new UAS technologies. Speakers include the president of General Atomics and Oklahoma's secretary of science and technology, and panelists include representatives from the NASA space center and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
There will also be a live flight demonstration of a UAS prototype from Oklahoma State University (OSU) being commercialized through its start-up incubator, Cowboy Technologies.
“OSU is actively working on many UAS technologies with near-term commercial potential,” says Daniel Will, Cowboy Technologies’ executive director. “We’ll be flying a later-stage prototype inside the Wes Watkins Center that is tuned for first responders like firefighters.”
WBToi-UAS is organized by Development Capital Networks (DCN), an Oklahoma City-based entrepreneurial services provider. “At the request of Oklahoma State and the Stillwater Chamber, we launched this event to build regional know-how in a critical new industry,” says Robert Heard, a DCN managing director.
More information can be found here.