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Inaugural Invention Technology Showcase Deemed A Success
Updated September 25, 2014 8:29 AM
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Capt. JT Elder provides remarks

(CRANE) - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted the inaugural Invention and Technology Showcase on Wednesday at WestGate Academy and Training Center.

During that event, NSWC Crane displayed over 100 patents developed by their employees and support contractors over the past three years. Over 50 inventors were recognized for their contribution to NSWC Crane's Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio which currently consists of 414 pieces of IP.

State of Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was the featured keynote speaker addressing Crane's inventors, employees and several Indiana business partners. Ellspermann noted that Crane's Innovation Discovery Events have become a national model for disclosing and identifying IP across the DoD.

"The work ethic coupled with the intellect seen at Crane creates the desire to solve tough problems for the military. The Innovation Discovery Events are a source to put Crane's IP on display and pull economic value from the great work that they perform on a daily basis," stated Ellspermann.

During the showcase, NSWC Crane leadership recognized the inventors and asked each of them to stand as they announced the title of their invention. The range of capability and technology on displayed ranged in innovative solutions for Gun Mounts to Perchlorate-Free Green Signal Flare Composition to an Electromagnetic Weapon.

"The innovative minds that we have here at NSWC Crane are amazing. The inventions showcased today are just a sampling of the many game-changing advancements that we see supporting today's warfighter," stated Captain JT Elder, NSWC Crane Commanding Officer.

NSWC Crane's patent portfolio is a part of NSWC Crane's Technology Transfer (T2) program. T2 seeks to license and collaborate with local individuals, companies and academic institutions for the purpose of transferring government protected innovations for commercialization ultimately spurring economic development and transfer back into the federal government.

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with focus areas in Special Missions, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare/Information Operations. The Warfare Center's research and development efforts support the Warfighter by providing capabilities and resources to advance technologies for the military.

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