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Emerging technological innovations enabled by next generation sensors will define the landscape for the future commercialization of life changing products. The exponential growth of the global sensors market and the demand for next generation integrated systems is expected to reach over $150 billion by 2025. Our international faculty of key industry and academic leaders will present the latest technological advancements of real-world applications within healthcare, manufacturing and emerging markets through our featured plenary talks, conference tracks, tutorials and roundtable discussions.

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Headquartered in The Netherlands (Amsterdam periphery), Global Kinetics BV (GK) is a Dutch professional services firm that works with American companies desiring to develop and/or enhance their sales in the European marketplace. Effectively, GK is an international accelerator enabling US companies to quickly penetrate European markets, scale operations, and compete in the EU as a European entity to increase sales, access new markets, build market share, and brand awareness; all while increasing shareholder value.

GK has a unique, competitive advantage because it offers immediate access to a European Ecosystem and existing professional network. GK takes the complex and daunting task for US companies wanting to do business in Europe and walks them through a logical, phased process of internationalization. No full-service consulting firm currently offers this suite of services to US small and medium-sized businesses. These businesses can now compete with their larger counterparts because GK ‘levels the playing field’ by removing the complex barriers of internationalization that keep smaller US companies from competing in EU markets. GK understands the obstacles that companies face when expanding into Europe and works with clients to minimize their risk and maximize their return on investment. This is especially important when company investors expect rapid expansion, product life cycles are short, and time to market is critical. These variables are inherently found in the technology, software, industrial, military (defense contracting), and the consumer goods industries. GK’s services are also important for companies that want to sell to various European country governments, NATO, or local governmental municipalities and are required to be a legal EU entity to bid and propose on such contracts.

Global Kinetic’s Analysis Phase

Part A

GK’s objective is to work with the best companies that meet a profile for success. Thus, aligning US and European businesses and objectives is critical to understanding if a client is ready for internationalization. If the company is not ready, GK will only work with the client on a limited basis.  The goal is to qualify prospective companies and only dedicate time with the candidates with the highest probability of success.

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Part B

Once a client is confirmed as ready for internationalization, GK develops a strategic and tactical plan that has overarching objectives to create beneficial sales, marketing, and tax strategies.  Market Analysis and Distribution Models are Developed specifically for each client.

Part C

Full Strategic Business Plan Mapping.  GK delivers the detailed implementation of operational functionality. During this phase, GK addresses the logistics of details of import, export, product registration, taxation, distribution, warehousing, and fulfillment. Typically, physical products can be shipped from strategic distribution points (Rotterdam or other advantageous point of entry) to anywhere in the EU within 5 days.

Southwest Center for Microsystems Education

The SCME offers professional development and educational materials to excite and engage secondary and post secondary students in the field of Microsystems (MEMS) technology.  This is a fast growing, multidisciplinary field.  Microsystems products are found in all the gadgets we use today and require a high level of technical skills by the people who manufacture, design and integrate these devices.  By engaging students in learning where these Microsystems are used, how they are made and why they should care, we, as educators, can get them to see the relevancy and importance in learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

 

Micro Nano Tech education Special Interest Group

Foster collaboration between educators at all levels, industry, and agencies for relentless improvement of the micro and nano technology workforce.