Piscsalko invited to White House


The White House National Economic Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Office of Management and Budget have invited Pile Dynamics, Inc (PDI) president George Piscsalko, P.E., to the White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs.

The forum, to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Washington, DC, will explore leading and innovative models of technology transfer. Senior Administration Officials, Directors of Federal and National labs, and state and local leaders will participate in the Forum. Piscsalko has been invited because of PDI’s partnerships with laboratories, universities, and technology transfer offices.

Pile Dynamics has partnered with NASA Glenn Research Center as part of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities effort of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, has had a strong ongoing relationship with Case Western Reserve University, and has collaborated in research with Cleveland State University.

According to the White House, the conversation at the Forum will focus on how regional partnerships with labs can commercialize R&D; how opening up Federal assets can sharpen the capacity of small businesses; and how partnerships with labs can complement place-based policy frameworks and regional cluster strategies that aim to capture the economic opportunities of innovation in advanced industries.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Pile Dynamics, Inc. (www.pile.com/pdi) develops, manufactures and commercializes quality assurance and quality control systems for the deep foundations industry. The company has a strong research and development ethos, and its products are recognized throughout the world for their quality and reliability.