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October 22. 2017 1:01AM
Manchester inventor and DEKA and ARMI founder Dean Kamen gives a tour at DEKA headquarters in Manchester in June 2017. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER FILE PHOTO)

Kamen to headline manufacturing summit

CONCORD - New Hampshire inventor and innovator Dean Kamen will headline the 15th annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit on Oct. 27 at the Grappone Center.

Kamen recently launched BioFabUSA, which operates under the umbrella of the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute. ARMI's mission is to develop large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and organs to help injured soldiers with extensive injuries.

Also appearing will be Dr. Phillip Singerman, associate director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. Singerman will be speaking about manufacturing technologies.

Panel discussions, led by manufacturing leaders in the state, will address challenges and opportunities in the industry, such as workforce development and the state of manufacturing.

The conference is presented by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership; the Department of Business and Economic Affairs; the New Hampshire High Tech Council and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association.

Cost is $95. For more information and to register, visit

UNH center wins entrepreneurship award

DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) won the 2017 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.

The award honors an outstanding new entrepreneurship center that is five years old or less; the ECenter opened in 2016.

"It is an honor to be recognized by our peers for the work we have accomplished in only two years," said Ian Grant, director of the ECenter, in a statement. "It has always been about helping students, faculty, and alumni become problem-solvers and idea creators first, and then supporting them as they take those ideas to the next level."

The consortium represents the entrepreneurship centers across the globe with more than 250 members in 15 countries.

"This award category was the most competitive with nearly 25 submissions," said Brad Burke, executive director of Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, in a statement.

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