industryXchange Technologies for the Built Environment


The College of Engineering’s industryXchange brings together industry, Penn State faculty, and government agencies to jointly explore collaboration opportunities for research and student engagement. Since the inception of industryXchange in 2017, collaborations fostered at the annual event have spurred $2 million in direct sponsored research agreements between the University and industry and governmental partners, as well as industry support to federal awards.

Zoom Information

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Technologies for the Built Environment

May 23-24 | Virtual

Many aspects of the built environment—human-made structures where we live and work, and the networks they function within—are being shaped by technological advancements that improve or reimagine how we design, build, and operate our buildings and infrastructures. industryXchange 2023: Technologies for the Built Environment participants will investigate potential avenues to make the built environment more sustainable, productive, and efficient.  

Breakout sessions include:

  • E-mobility, including cutting-edge developments in batteries, autonomous vehicles, 5G communications, and flexible grids.
  • Smart buildings/sustainability, including advancements in sensors, interconnectivity of sensors, remotely controllable device, decarbonizing construction materials, and automated processes to optimize energy use and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Smart tech 4.0, including 3D printing; the Internet of Things; cloud and mobile computing; artificial intelligence and machine learning; building information modeling; digital twins including high-performance computation of complex energy production and distribution systems, virtual rendering, and data warehousing; human-machine interactions including health and safety related to the production of earth resources, mine dust, and automation in extreme environments.
  • Resilient infrastructure including transportation networks—unmanned aircraft systems, drones, roads, bridges, and structural health monitoring and management

  • Poster Award Sponsor
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