Partnering in Space: A Frontier for Innovation

Friday, November 17, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The space-based environment has become an increasingly attractive destination for research, developing new technologies and manufacturing. This panel session will explore the opportunities and commercial prospects for R&D activities in low-Earth orbit and onboard the International Space Station (ISS). These platforms enable interactions where the effects of micro-gravity can accelerate life science and physical science discoveries and also where a 3D printing venture is manufacturing products to meet real-time needs on the ISS.

Panelists from Florida’s space economy include research scientists, start-up entrepreneurs and business development experts involved in growing space-based industries. Attendees will learn about innovative research in the life sciences, medical research, lab on a chip technology as well as other areas of research that focus on using the space environment as an innovative laboratory for solving complex problems on earth and beyond. The growing trend of commercial partnerships with NASA will be discussed and provide insights into the challenges of bringing research results to the market.