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STEM Entrepreneurs from Around the World Meet at
Space Center Visitor Complex to Present
Products/Services for Global Sustainability
Canaveral, FL April 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The
Innovation Summit is the culmination of the Conrad
Spirit of Innovation Challenge an annual, multi-phase, innovation
and entrepreneurship competition hosted by the Conrad Foundation. Kicking
off last fall, teams of students from around the world used STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) skills to develop world-changing solutions
for global and local sustainability in one of four categories: Aerospace
& Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment,
Health & Nutrition.
the semi-final round, over 150 teams submitted detailed business plans
to support their product or service in the four Challenge categories. After
being judged on technical merit, innovation, marketability and industry
relevance, 42 teams were named Finalists and invited to attend the Innovation
Summit where they will pitch their projects to panels of experts in business,
research and industry. The students will be competing for numerous awards
including patent support, and potential investment opportunities to further
develop their innovative solution into a start-up business.
three-day event at the Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) will also feature lively discussions
about cutting-edge topics in science and business, presented by leading
entrepreneurs, government officials, scientists and other industry professionals.
With students attending from across the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada,
India, Japan, New Zealand, and Thailand, this event serves as a unique
networking opportunity for these young innovators and entrepreneurs.
2017 Summit is made possible by Battelle, Americas Navy, Forward Industries,
NASA, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Sigma XI: The Scientific Research
Society, Delaware North, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLP, Griffin Communications
Group, Dentons and Wisconsin Innovation Service Center.
more information about the Spirit of Innovation Challenge or how to contribute
to the Conrad Foundation, visit www.conradawards.org.
passionate innovators from around the world (ages 13-18)
April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017
27, 1:00-3:15 p.m. Health & Nutrition Power Pitches
27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cyber-Technology & Security Power Pitches
28, 8:45-11:15 a.m. Energy & Environment Power Pitches
28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aerospace & Aviation Power Pitches
29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
schedule of student presentations and guest speakers available here: www.conradchallenge.org/2017-summit
Space Center Visitor Complex
Rd. 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
presentations and awards will be in Astronaut Encounter Theater
secure credentials, please fill out the form at the following
link. Your submission will be reviewed and you will be notified when
credentials are administered.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S.
space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational
activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn
V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®,
Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey
To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted,
Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits.
Its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S.
Astronaut Hall of Fame® opened November 11, 2016. Only 45 minutes
from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at
9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for
adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 +
tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or
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