Innovation Showcase: Robotics & Automation

Innovation Showcase: Robotics & Automation
Thursday, August 18, 2022 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)

MassMEDIC in partnership with MedTech Association and the Berkshire Innovation Center.

Date: August 18, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Category: Conference


Berkshire Innovation Center
45 Woodlawn Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States

MassMedic is hosting this half-day event in partnership with MedTech Association and the Berkshire Innovation Center.

MassTech's Chief Investment Strategist Ben Linville-Engler will speak as part of the event.

Event Description:

"From performing the most delicate of surgeries to retooling traditional manufacturing processes, robotics and automation are revitalizing the way we work in healthtech. It’s not simply thought leadership – many companies in our region are working on new innovations in the robotics and automation space that are poised to disrupt the future of healthcare as we know it."


  • Matthew Boyd, Chief Commercial Officer, Boyd Technologies

  • Quinton Farrar, Senior VP Of Manufacturing And Operations, Velano Vascular

  • Marc Jin, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Medical

  • Ben Linville-Engler, Chief Investment Strategist And Program Executive, MassTech Collaborative

  • Scott Marsic, Group Product Manager, Epson Robots

  • Kenneth L. Turner, President & CEO, Mass Life Sciences Center

  • Frank Pagano, General Manager, Practical Robotic Services, Llc

  • Jeff Valk, Co-Founder And CEO, Admetsys

  • Kim Wilson, Business Consultant, Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry, Dassault Systemes


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Future is Here

This panel discussion will focus on the future of our industry with robotics and automation in mind. We will cover current trends and how robotics/automation can impact the industry, including assisting with current challenges like labor.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Designing Your Manufacturing with Automation in Mind

This roundtable discussion will explore developing your manufacturing line, thinking about harnessing the benefits of robotics and automation. We’ll also talk about how to retrofit manufacturing lines already in place to integrate automation. Our panel of experts will cover the benefits of including automation in manufacturing and best practices/case studies from their experience.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cross-Industry Collaborations

This panel discussion will explore how varying industries - including aviation and automobile - currently use automation and robotics and what we can learn from them. With a goal of identifying best practices for integration into life sciences and medical technology, our panelists will share lessons learned from their varying careers and suggestions for partnership across industries.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception