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Vigilant Aerospace Systems’ CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, is presenting a workshop at the upcoming half-day seminar from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, on the Open Innovation process. The workshop will cover the “Integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into National Airspace: Detect and Avoid (DAA) Solutions for Beyond Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS).” Mr. Epperson will be presenting an overview of the business process that led to the successful licensing by Vigilant Aerospace of NASA’s new detect-and-avoid patent and software for both manned and unmanned aircraft, which is expected to facilitate the integration of drones into to the national airspace. Titled “Mindset and Methods of Open Innovation,” the wbtoi half-day seminar is aimed at Executives of small to mid-sized manufacturers, especially those with an interest in breaking into the growing unmanned aerial systems market. wbtoi Open Innovation 2016 seminar web bannerDate: Thursday, August 11, 2016 Presentation: Integration of UAS into National Airspace: Detect and Avoid (DAA) Solutions for Beyond Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM Location: Meridian Technology Center, Room E129 (park in lot “B”) 1312 South Sangre Rd, Stillwater, OK 74074 Event check-in begins at 12:30 PM with a start time of 1:00 PM. This is a free seminar. Check out the official event flyer for more information. Register for the event:
From Open Innovation Seminar description:
Open Innovation Forum 2016_VAS Promo GraphicSuccessful large companies use the process of Open Innovation to provide them with a competitive advantage and surpass their competitors. Drawing upon the insights pioneered by Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation is the notion that a company should not ONLY look to its internal R&D capacities for product development, but “open” its technology base to the wider marketplace of ideas to augment product development. Open Innovation is a system for finding and acquiring new technologies from anywhere in the world to enhance a company’s product pipeline at home. The seminar, “Mindset and Methods of Open Innovation” takes Open Innovation to small and mid-sized manufacturers to share with them the techniques that have worked for large companies. “The World is your Lab” is the mantra of this half-day workshop inviting participants to understand the wealth of R&D resources available to them at federal labs, universities and potential partner firms. Participants will learn how to scout for a new technology and partner with a research institution to develop a new technology. The seminar will explore how to build an open portal to invite ideas from the outside and co-create products with customers as partners. Small and mid-sized manufacturers should attend to learn how to build better products to take advantage of the growing unmanned aerial system market.   Photo Credit: 2016 Kable Intelligence Ltd  

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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