WILLIAMSTOWN — How hard is it to replace the windows on military vehicles when they’re in the field?
“It’s not as easy as calling Safelite,” said David Walden, an industrial engineer at LTI Smart Glass of Pittsfield, referring to the ubiquitous windshield replacement company.
He ought to know.
Walden was one of two presenters of a new high-tech glass windshield for military vehicles that LTI is in the process of developing. The product was selected as the winner of the first Intrapreneur Challenge that took place Thursday at The Williams Inn.
The term “intrapreneur” is believed to have been coined in the 1980s by Apple founder Steve Jobs to describe entrepreneurs who create innovative products while working for larger companies.
The event was hosted by North Adams-based small business incubator Lever, which provides resources for budding entrepreneurs. As the winner of the event, LTI Smart Glass will receive $25,000 in seed money and business assistance from Lever to develop its new product.
Read Innovators battle for prize money at Intrapreneur Challenge published in the Berkshire Eagle on October 4, 2019