Midwest AI Day hosted at WestGate Academy

ODON – Purdue@WestGate at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park teamed up with Semiring, Inc., and Dioltas to host Midwest AI Day on Tuesday, August 3 at the WestGate Academy.  

Midwest AI Day Entrance to ManTech Conference Center at WestGate Academy 

The full-day, in-person event featured industry and academic experts, panel discussions, demos, and displays. In attendance were more than 20 company booths, individuals from Indiana University, Purdue University, Notre Dame University, NSWC, Crane, and representatives from Senator Braun’s office.  

Attendees listening in on the Cybersecurity panel during Midwest AI Day at WestGate Academy

The schedule included an array of speakers and three panels focused on AI: cybersecurity, healthcare and education, and workforce. Attendees were encouraged to network and had the opportunity to view IN3’s latest opening of their CyPhy Lab. The event ended with a social hour provided by S2MARTS. 

Dr. John Dilger of NSWC, Crane giving final remarks at Midwest AI Day 

Midwest AI Day had a 3-fold goal: 

  1. Createopportunities and collaborations between NSWC Crane, universities and Indiana businesses 
  2. Promotestartup technologies and capabilities within the Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity industry  
  3. Support thedevelopment of talent pipelines for careers in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity 

View the full list of company booths, sponsorships, and a special message from Senator Mike Braun here: Midwest AI Day @WestGate Academy | WestGate (westgate-academy.com) 

About Purdue@WestGate 

Purdue@WestGate is an economic development accelerator formed by the partnership between WestGate Authority, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane), Purdue University , and Purdue Research Foundation. The Indiana-based collaboration combines strengths to advance education, research and development, and technology commercialization across Indiana and elsewhere. Purdue@WestGate offers tools for startups, entrepreneurial experts, programs, educational opportunities, and workforce development to help southern Indiana businesses grow and thrive. For more information about the resources available to businesses, visit https://www.westgate-academy.com/event to view a full calendar of upcoming events, including startups and defense organizations driving Hypersonic innovation.  

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