COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) February 14, 2018
C-TRAC, the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization, announced today that they will be holding a PNT Technology Showcase on February 26 at 1:00 PM at the Harvey House on the Catalyst Campus, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave in downtown Colorado Springs.
C-TRAC’s frequent Technology Showcases are opportunities for inventors and innovators across all sectors – federal labs, university labs, and industry – to present promising technologies to audiences consisting of a wide array of interested parties, from military acquisition officers to venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
Open to the public as a kick-off for the upcoming #PNTNext CyberWorx Design Sprint, the Technology Showcase will bring the most promising positioning, navigation and timing technologies from Air Force labs, industry, and academia together for presentations before an audience of members of the military and federal employees, industry, academics and potential investors.
Any innovators interested in leveraging Air Force and private industry technologies around PNT are invited to attend – scientists who want to further develop an emerging technology, entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and anyone who enjoys learning about new technological breakthroughs.
Each participant will conduct a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation or other demonstration, followed by a 10-minute Q&A from the audience. After the series of presentations, the participating innovators will be available for smaller breakout sessions prior to the start of the free Happy Hour. Free beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the conclusion of the festivities shortly after 4:00 PM, allowing audience members and presenters to network with industry partners and stakeholders in a casual setting. Anyone interested in attending the Showcase with free Happy Hour may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pnt-technology-showcase-tickets-42998396361.
What is PNT?
Positioning, Navigation and Timing, or PNT, are the three necessary elements that, when combined with map data, constitute GPS. A directive from Congress asks that PNT alternatives to standard GPS be developed due to concerns that the United States is over-reliant on vulnerable, satellite-based GPS technology. The Air Force is addressing this problem via a CyberWorx Design Sprint beginning February 27th.
As General John Hyten recently said before the Armed Services Committee, “Maybe we were spoiled [because space was once considered a safe environment, but] we can’t assume that any more. The military needs to look at precision navigation and timing as a mission and build resilience into that architecture as well as defending GPS on orbit.”
The PNT Technology Showcase is a collaborative effort between C-TRAC, the Air Force CyberWorx program, and the Technology Marketplace. To attend a free afternoon of fascinating cutting-edge technology talks and demos, RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pnt-technology-showcase-tickets-42998396361.