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UT-Austin, Army Futures Command hosting inaugural Advanced Technology Summit

Army leaders, UT faculty and small businesses will come together to "discuss Army modernization priorities in areas such as energy storage and electrification."

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The video published above is from 2018.

The University of Texas and Army Futures Command are hosting the inaugural Advanced Technology Summit on July 21 and July 22 on UT's campus. 

Organizers say that the event "aims to establish a broader baseline of understanding of Army modernization challenges while discussing new ways to advance dual military-civilian use technologies in the U.S." 

Army Futures Command chose Austin as its headquarters in 2018.  Austin was on a list of 15 other U.S cities before it was chosen.

"It's a beehive of activity that goes on here," Army officials said at the time. "You've got businesses. You've got universities. You've got places like the capital factory, bunker labs, other innovation hubs that are right in here with all that type of activity."

Since then, Austin has continued to grow and so has the imprint of Army Futures Command. In 2020, Army Futures Command announced its first soldier-led software factory in Austin. It was later announced in 2021 that the factory had opened at Austin Community College.

The summit to be held at UT will be live streamed here. Senior government and Army leaders, UT faculty members and academic leaders, small businesses and nontraditional industry partners will come together to "discuss Army modernization priorities in areas such as energy storage and electrification with panels, keynotes from experts and a pitch competition."

For a look at the full Advanced Technology Summit agenda, click here.


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