TEES joins EDGE Innovation Network

May 16, 2011
| By: Aubrey Bloom

May 20, 2011 - The Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a research agency within The Texas A&M University System, has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.

"Membership means that we can connect our research, development, and training expertise in disaster response to an almost unimaginably large and diverse set of companies," said Dr. Robin Murphy, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and leader of the multidisciplinary emergency informatics community at Texas A&M.

Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, there are seven EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and more than 180 EDGE members. Recent new members include General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, Mich.); Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp. (Cambridge, Mass.); WindTamer Corp. (Rochester, N.Y.); Information Is Power (Houston); and Sherborne Sensors (Wyckoff, N.J.)

More information can be found online at http://www.edge-innovation.com.

"The EDGE provides a new military and government acquisition paradigm by using both physical and virtual environments where EDGE members and users can collaborate and innovate together to deliver gap-filling capabilities in months rather than years," said Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director.

About TEES

The Texas Engineering Experiment Station is a member of The Texas A&M University System with a mission to identify and conduct research in areas critical to the nation's economic development and quality of life; promote new technology and entrepreneurship; leverage and network human, physical, and financial resources, and enhance and strengthen education.

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a state land, sea, and space grant college and the world leader in research, development, and training in emergency response. It is the sixth largest university in the United States (48,000 students), with the second largest undergraduate and fourth largest graduate programs in engineering. Texas A&M's Dwight Look College of Engineering is third only to MIT and Georgia Tech in national research expenditures. Emergency informatics expertise is reflected in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, the Internet 2 Technology Evaluation Center (next generation 9-1-1), the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, and the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute. More about the community of practice in emergency informatics at Texas A&M can be found at http://c-emergencyinformatics.tamu.edu/

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