On Tuesday, April 11th, Logan Aluminum President and Metals Innovation Initiative Board Member, Mike Buckentin, was one of the featured speakers at the Kentucky Innovator Challenge.

The event was hosted by UK Innovate, the innovation, entrepreneurship and economic enterprise for University of Kentucky Research. President Buckentin, shared MI2’s vision and the challenges to drive innovation in the metals industry. ​​​​​​​The Metals Innovation Initiative (MI2) is a Kentucky-based nonprofit that provides collaborative, industry-led executive leadership to attract and promote advanced research, sustainability, commercialization, and talent development in Kentucky’s metals industry–and, ultimately, for Kentucky to be seen as the preeminent destination for metals innovation.