In collaboration with the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Tech Bridge, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), and Craven County Economic Development, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is hosting a Technology Showcase at the Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County July 15-18 in New Bern, North Carolina.

This technology showcase will be held in conjunction with the debut of the ENC Tech Bridge off-base facility and ribbon cutting ceremony. The ENC Tech Bridge, through a partnership with FRCE and Craven County, facilitates strategic connections to accelerate creativity and innovation that deliver capability, capacity, and readiness to the Navy and Marine Corps.

FRCE – North Carolina’s largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, and technical services provider – helps supply Sailors and Marines with innovative solutions to complex problems and supports future growth by connecting brains to planes.

Industry and academia partners are invited to share potential innovations in technology that can support the goal of the Tech Bridge initiative, which is to rapidly deliver innovative capabilities to service members across the globe. Engineers, artisans, and leadership from the Navy and Marine Corps will be in attendance and are eager to view the demonstration of next generation technologies that may relate to their maintenance challenges.

Along with the technology showcase happening at the Riverfront Convention Center, this event features a unique opportunity for select companies to demonstrate their technologies at the ENC Tech Bridge facility during its debut event. Once event registration has closed, representatives from the ENC Tech Bridge team will hand-select companies for this opportunity, based on the technology and how it pertains to the Tech Bridge.

More information about registration requirements, desired capabilities, lodging information, and more will be released soon.


Where: Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County

203 South Front Street

New Bern, NC 28560

Date: July 15-18