WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) announced today its participation in the Government-Universities-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  "Small businesses have a unique voice in the science and technology enterprise," said Forward Chairman and CEO Terence Wise.  "We are excited to be part of this critical forum.  As we share our perspectives, we look forward to hearing and learning from the diverse views of the participating stakeholders."

GUIRR convenes senior-most representatives from government, universities, and industry to define and explore critical mutual issues related to the national and global science and technology agenda; to frame the next critical questions stemming from current debate and analysis; and to incubate activities of ongoing value to the stakeholders.  Its Co-Chairs are former Secretary of the Navy and former Secretary of Defense, now Chairman V1 Analytical Solutions, Gordon England, and Laurie Leshin, President, Worcestor Polytechnic Institute and former senior executive at NASA. 

The Roundtable mechanism allows for the examination of cutting-edge issues through a variety of lenses.  Sharon Hrynkow, Director, Forward Industries and former senior executive at the National Institutes of Health, said, "It is the mix of sectors that makes the roundtable so important, and so likely to produce innovative ideas and solutions to complex challenges."  Dr. Hrynkow served previously on the NAS/Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine.

About Forward Industries:

Incorporated in 1961, and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, Forward Industries provides innovative product protection and portability for some of the world's leading companies, developing and manufacturing high quality products for a wide portfolio of global OEM partners. Forward's products can be viewed online at:  www.forwardindustries.com 

For more information:At Forward Industries, Inc.Michael Matte, CFOmmatte@forwardindustries.comAt GUIRR:Susan Sauer Sloanssloan@nas.edu

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