Startups the Focus of Local Launch Session with NASA

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 09:30:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Some local groups are offering you the chance to learn from NASA, and maybe even get your startup to the next level. 

It's thanks to Launch Sessions with NASA. 

Domi Station, Leon County Research & Development Authority and TerraCom Direct are teaming up with NASA to bring this program to the Capital City.

The idea is helping aspiring entrepreneurs get their technologies on the market, by helping them overcome two big challenges: raising capital and securing intellectual property rights.

NASA has developed several thousand patented space technologies for dozens of different fields, including robotics, propulsion systems, water remediation and software. These technologies are available to those who want to create new products and services to meet those needs.

Organizers say, "Over the decades, NASA research has resulted in the creation of countless innovations in engineering and materials science. Join us at Domi Station as we hear presentations from NASA staff and are introduced to unique technologies currently available for licensing and commercialization."

Mike Lester of the NASA Kennedy Space Center Technology Transfer Office will be on hand, offering a brief overview of the program and how startups can take part.

Those involved say they're glad this event to Tallahassee, which has emerged as a hub for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs. It also coincides with the 2016 Innovation Park TechGrant program. Applications are available now.

The Launch Session with NASA is Thursday, February 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Domi Station (914 Railroad Avenue). It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information on the event, call (321) 867-6227 or click here.