Platinum Sponsor

EBI’s businesses provide the global marketplace value-added products and services, including palatability enhancers for the pet food industry, precision energetic systems for the aerospace market, innovative explosive and non-explosive solutions for defense customers, and molecular and protein detection for the agricultural industry.

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Ensign-Bickford Industries
Ensign-Bickford Industries

Gold Sponsors

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 800 of the robot industry's best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home.


The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.



United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a Fortune 45 company, is a dynamic global corporation operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, security and fire protection. Our businesses include Climate, Controls & Security, Otis Elevators, Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems.

We provide solutions that protect thousands of enterprises, service providers and government networks against a new age of cyber-threats. Our game-changing Secure Web Gateway Platform with innovative architecture is backed by over 75 patents and patents pending, and chosen by over 4000 enterprises worldwide to increase their security postures. This has made iboss one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the market.



               Silver Sponsors

Acacia was founded in 2009 by leading experts in the field of optical networking. Their vision was to accelerate a new era in optical transmission where for the first time advanced modulation and demodulation techniques, driven by sophisticated and powerful digital signal processing, high-speed optical design and photonic integration, combine to enable reliable ultra-high speed fiber-optic connectivity ready for a variety of main stream deployments of 100G and 400G and beyond.


Amazon Robotics, a wholly owned subsidiary of, empowers a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates fulfillment center operations using various methods of robotic technology including autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, language perception, power management, computer vision, depth sensing, machine learning, object recognition, and semantic understanding of commands. 


Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include bar code readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify, and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process.


EPM is a multi-discipline engineering company that provides cost-effective solutions for safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants. We offer services in fire safe shutdown analysis, fire protection, PRA/PSA, risk management and engineering and software solutions to clients throughout the world. We provide assistance in addressing issues related to regulatory compliance, engineering programs, licensing, and configuration management for operating nuclear power plants, as well restart and new and decommissioning plants.


For your customers, checking an order or fixing a problem can sometimes be complicated. But it doesn't have to be. Interactions virtual assistant solutions turn frustrating experiences into productive conversations. Unlike other automated applications, Interactions solutions are built with our patented Adaptive-UnderstandingTM technology that delivers unprecedented comprehension. So your customers can speak in their own words – and accomplish more in less time. Each month, Interactions helps millions of our clients’ customers get things done. Why make things complicated when the right choice is simple?


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IPG Photonics is the world's leading provider of high power fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers that are revolutionizing performance and utility in a remarkable array of materials processing, micromachining, telecommunications, medical and other advanced applications.


Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 100 countries – including more than half the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. Kronos customers include enterprises large and small across diverse industries worldwide including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, services, and distribution.


PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $62 billion in net revenue in 2016 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that in 2016 each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.


Bronze Sponsors

“Every day we commit our passion, knowledge, and experience to our responsibility to make life better, with outstanding and innovative technology.” —Stefan Dräger, Executive Board Chairman

As a global leader in medical and safety technology, Dräger is continually developing some of the industry’s most innovative technologies to protect, support, and save lives. Dräger believes that technology should enable customers to do more than ever—with better results and lower total cost of ownership. Specifically, technology for medical services should mean faster patient recoveries, better outcomes, and more time for caregivers to spend with their patients. Cutting-edge medicine should be available to all patients, which means it must be affordable for hospitals. Technology for industrial safety should protect workers in a way that preserves uninterrupted productivity, so customers can sustain a higher level of profitability without compromising safety. Finally, technology should enable emergency response teams to do their jobs more effectively and safely, with total confidence that their equipment will be there when they need it. This is the kind of technology that—over time—delivers the greatest value to all. This is technology at its finest. This is Technology for Life®.

Maine Machine Products provides complex precision machined parts and assemblies in the Commercial, Defense & Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Semiconductor markets. Established in 1956, MMP is an industry leader with a superior reputation for quality, delivery and total customer satisfaction. Maine Machine Products is a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners. GenNx360 is a Private Equity firm that invests in proven, industrial B2B companies in the middle market. GenNx360’s partners have worked together for more than two decades and have more than 100 years of combined global operating and portfolio management experience.

Hoppe Technologies

Hoppe Technologies
Hoppe Technologies

Founded in 1959, Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic solutions for Critical Care and Hemostasis testing.  Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing medical professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to enhance patient care.
As an integral part of Werfen, a global healthcare company dedicated to delivering the highest quality in vitro diagnostic products, IL is supported by significant resources, outstanding scientific expertise and a tremendous knowledge base.  IL is headquartered in Bedford, MA, USA.