7th Annual BEAT Program

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Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: USF CONNECT - Research Park - Discovery Hall (formerly Galleria)
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
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8:00 AM Registration | Breakfast | Innovation Expo
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:05 AM

Panel Session 1 - Diversity in Entreprenuership (Discovery Hall)

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Panel Session 2 (OakView Room)

11:30 PM

Lunch | Innovation Expo

12:15 PM

Keynote - "Creating The Future for Your Family, Your Community, and the World" (Discovery Hall)
    Dr. Byron C. Clayton - CEO of Advanced Robotics for                Manufacturing

1:15 PM Student Pitch Competition - Final 3 (OakView Room)
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Tech & Bio Pitch Competiton - Final 3 (Discovery Hall)
3:00 PM Closing Statement | Announcement of Winners 



                                                       Keynote Speaker: Dr. Byron C. Clayton

                                                CEO of Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing



Dr. Clayton currently serves as the CEO of Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) located in Pittsburgh. Previously he worked as the CEO of Research Park Corporation, which consisted of a mini-foundation, technology incubator, entrepreneurial service provider, nonprofit venture firm and a workforce development organization. In prior years, Dr. Clayton led Ohio-based innovation clusters in flexible hybrid electronics, advanced energy and water technologies where he worked closely with start-ups, industry leaders, federal and state agencies, research institutions and community colleges. In addition, he has over 25 years of experience in the private sector where he led the development, commercialization and implementation of advanced manufacturing systems and software for various industries.