CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SCRA Applied R&D-led National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) hosted their biennial All-Panel Meeting in Charleston, S.C. on March 10-12, bringing over 300 attendees to the Lowcountry. The NSRP brings U.S. shipyards and key Navy stakeholders together to increase efficiencies and decrease costs by introducing new technologies and improved processes into the U.S. shipbuilding industry.
The All-Panel Meeting serves a critical role for NSRP by providing a public forum for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and broad interest discussions. The agenda included keynote addresses by shipyard and Navy senior executives, project results, technology presentations and project exhibits.
“We are delighted to host this important event that furthers innovation and increases efficiency for the shipbuilding industry,” said SCRA Applied R&D President Chris Van Metre. “Having the best and brightest come together in Charleston brings advancement and provides a forum for continued progress.”
About SCRA Applied R&D
SCRA Applied R&D builds and leads teams from diverse industries and organizations to develop innovative technology solutions for federal and corporate clients. Technology focus areas include: shipbuilding and ship repair, manufacturing technologies, advanced material applications and rapid prototyping among many others, which have resulted in real-world, high return on investment technologies. SCRA Applied R&D has a strong track record of delivering technologies that achieve wide-spread industry adoption and application. Our objective “trusted agent” approach helps teams reach consensus, establish priorities and produce results, overcoming traditional barriers like geographical and organizational divides. The national and international research programs we manage have a contract value of over $2.8 billion.