Sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Haverhill Foundation

June 16th from 8 AM – 4 PM, at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill, MA.


Haverhill is developing a new Advanced Manufacturing Business Park, a new Life Sciences/Food Tech Innovation Center in the downtown and expanding its Ward Hill Business Park already home to many manufacturers. Haverhill intends to jumpstart the new developments with a regional smart manufacturing hub spearheaded by a model smart factory to help startups, scale-ups and established vendors, manufacturers, and workforce training programs scale-up smart manufacturing for the following high-growth industries in Massachusetts: Advanced Manufacturing/Semiconductor, Life Sciences/Biotech/Pharma and Climate Technology.


Hear from CEOs, leaders and practitioners in industry, academia and government, about industry needs for smart manufacturing, and how to incrementally build safe, profitable and sustainable factories of the future. Special focus will be on Governor Maura Healey’s climate technology development plans. Key discussion will include:

• Industry needs for smart manufacturing
• Manufacturer needs, barriers and solutions to adopt smart manufacturing
• Public and private partnerships, funding models and opportunities to advance smart manufacturing with a regional smart manufacturing hub in Haverhill
• Services to be provided by the smart manufacturing hub:

o Model smart factory
 Develop, test and certify new smart manufacturing and digital supply chain innovations
 Integration capabilities needed to help small and medium-sized manufacturers to incrementally adopt smart manufacturing
 Hands-on workforce training and associated equity for Gateway cities
o Lab space for emerging advanced manufacturing, climate technology and life sciences companies
 “Lab to fab” transition
o Key partnerships for success

Featured Speakers

Speaker Title Organization Topic
Kendalle Burlin O’Connell CEO, President MassBio Life Sciences industry needs
Kenneth Turner CEO, President MA Life Sciences Ctr Life Sciences funding
John Dyck CEO CESMII Smart Manufacturing Institute (UCLA) What is Smart Manufacturing?

Thought Leaders – Steering Committee Members

Speaker Title Organization
John Harthorne Founder, Managing Director Two Lanterns Venture Partners
Neal Orringer CEO (Leading President Biden’s Additive Manufacturing Forward Program) Astro America
John Roth Professor, Director UNH, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center
Tim Bowe CEO Full Spectrum

Who Will Attend

• Industry Executives
• Government Leaders
• University/College Leaders
• Business Developers
• Marketing and Sales Managers
• Product Managers
• Engineers
• Entrepreneurs
• Training
• Building Developers
• Investors

Why should you attend:

Organizers bring together a broad and diverse ecosystem in smart manufacturing and digital supply chains and key industry leaders to identify opportunities, build your network and incrementally transform your business. Help build the regional smart manufacturing hub and become a partner from the ground up.

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