Spaceport Camden Partners with NASA Innovation Competition

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Steve Howard to serve as Judge for the SPACE RACE Challenge

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“Spaceport Camden is a necessary and strategic East-Coast asset in the commercial space industry’s infrastructure portfolio and we expect it will play host to many of the companies spun off through the SPACE RACE.” -Rosemarie Truman, CEO of CAI

Spaceport Camden has partnered with Startup NASA’s SPACE RACE in order to launch the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Spaceport Camden Project Leader, Steve Howard, will serve as a judge in the SPACE RACE competition where student-based teams aim to commercialize promising NASA inventions through a startup challenge. Entries are being accepted until May 1st and judging will occur in early September.

“I am excited to represent Spaceport Camden as a judge for Startup NASA’s SPACE RACE,” said Mr. Howard. “These students are our future. The technologies they commercialize and the companies they found will propel humanity forward beyond the edge of what’s currently possible. That’s the vision of Spaceport Camden and we are thrilled to support the SPACE RACE challenge.”

The SPACE RACE allows college students to meet world-class mentors/advisors, win prize money, as well as launch a startup around a commercially viable NASA invention. Teams will also have an opportunity to earn seed funding and make a significant, sustainable impact on our region.

“We are confident that this challenge will foster a new generation of talented and highly motivated entrepreneurs and we are grateful for the support of national space industry leaders like Steve Howard,” said Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). “Spaceport Camden is a necessary and strategic East-Coast asset in the commercial space industry’s infrastructure portfolio and we expect it will play host to many of the companies spun off through the SPACE RACE.”

More about Spaceport Camden:
Our Vision is to develop a successful world class spaceport through a public-private partnership that establishes Camden County as the Space Center of the United States. Our Mission is to create the premier spaceport strategically positioned to provide economic diversity with a competitive advantage for the space sector, Camden County, the State of Georgia and the United States of America. For more information please view our website at http://www.SpaceportCamden.us.

More about CAI:
The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) is a global public-private partnership non-profit focused on creating a virtuous circle of innovation and driving growth breakthroughs through novel, creative paradigms and models. CAI’s mission is to accelerate and increase the volume of technology transfer, translational research, commercialization and entrepreneurship in various fields of research, including biomedical research, to make more research available to the world for educational and innovation purposes, improve the economy and positively impact world health.

For more information about CAI, please visit http://www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org

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