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Aerospace States Association Annual Meeting

Posted: August 5, 2019

Colorado is a member of the Aerospace States Association. ASA is an organization of state Lieutenant Governors, Governor appointed delegates, State Legislators and associate members from the aerospace industry, academia, and non-profit organizations. ASA brings together aviation and aerospace interests across each state to educate state legislators on issues specific to their state and provide networking opportunities to grow jobs and expand economic development. As leaders in our state governments, ASA members not only impact policy at the state level, but also at the federal level, by informing our congressional delegations on aerospace priorities.

We have a strong presence within the organization. Colorado’s Lt. Governor Diana Primavera was elected as vice-chair of the overall ASA Organization, while the Colorado State organization is made up of three vice-chairs: Colorado Space Business Roundtable, Colorado Space Coalition, and Citizens for Space Exploration. With several Colorado members chairing committees such as Joe Rice of Lockheed Martin, who is the chair of the Policy Committee.

This year, the annual meeting was hosted by the state of Alabama.  During the annual summit, attendees toured NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Colorado headquartered ULA rocket factory. Key Policy issues that were discussed included workforce development, state Spaceport updates, and legislative strategies to support the growth of the aerospace industry.  Colorado will be the host of the 2020 annual policy meeting. We look forward to sharing the Colorado experience with our fellow ASA members.

Check out the highlights, pictures and presentations from the 2019 Annual Meeting and Sate Aerospace Policy Summit. http://www.aerostates.org/highlights-asa-2019-annual-meeting.html

 

PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF: Countdown to Spaceport Colorado launch inches closer, still miles away

Posted: August 5, 2019

Director of the Colorado Air and Space Port, Dave Ruppel, shows slides of the future site of the Air and Space Port, July 30 at Wings Over The Rockies Museum.

Photo by Philip B. Poston/Sentinel Colorado

Colorado’s aerospace industry is like an engine, and it’s hot.

That’s how Adams County Commissioner Steve O’dorisio likens the momentum of interest in the state a year after the designation of SpacePort Colorado at the Front Range Airport in Watkins, just outside of Aurora.

O’Dorisio, like many other state and local government officials, say Colorado’s Front Range is now uniquely positioned to attract international business to the state because of the facility, which boasts that “the first mile is free.” Mile high area. Get it?

That’s one reason why Shuji Ogawa, founder of Japanese-based PD Aerospace, is excited to work with SpacePort Colorado.

PD Aerospace signed a letter of intent in April saying that it would “explore future usage of Colorado Air and Space Port, with both parties expressing willingness to cooperate, and shall become (the) basis for a deeper relation in the future.” The company is looking to develop a fully reusable ballistic spaceplane.

 

Read More Here: https://www.sentinelcolorado.com/1gridbiz/preparing-for-takeoff-countdown-to-spaceport-colorado-launch-inches-closer-still-miles-away/

 

Air Force CyberWorx (SBIR) Seminar on August 22, 2019

Posted: August 5, 2019

Air Force CyberWorx is hosting a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Seminar on August 22, 2019. This effort is designed to give nontraditional, small businesses and innovators an opportunity to learn more about the SBIR application process, SBIR funding and accounting, navigation through SBIR Phases as well as Technology Transfer.

Nontraditional entrepreneurs will have opportunities to network with statewide government resources, innovative organizations driving the economy and SBIR subject matter experts. This all-day event is powered by the Center for Technology Research and Commercialization and will be held at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, CO. Space is limited, please register now! This is a free event and participants will enjoy a light breakfast, lunch and a networking happy hour.

Contact: [email protected]
Time: 8:30pm-4:30pm
Networking + Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30pm
Location:
Catalyst Campus
555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Registration deadline: Monday, August 19, 2019

Register here: https://www.afcyberworx.org/SBIRSeminar
 

Applications Now Available For Catalyst Accelerator

Posted: August 5, 2019

 

If companies are interested in taking an active role in the Accelerator or would like to take part in sponsorship opportunities, the Accelerator’s Engagement Fact Sheet and Sponsorship Packet for review on the website (https://www.catalystaccelerator.space/partners/ ).  It outlines key ways members of the community can get involved.  If interested, companies can respond by emailing KiMar at [email protected].  She will be excited to get them plugged in!

The ISR Accelerator’s Demo Day is 21 November – 10:00 - 12:00 at Catalyst Campus.  Be sure to mark your calendar for this big event!

 

SBIR Road Tour – Boulder, Colorado

Posted: August 5, 2019

Friday, August 16th

UCAR Conference Center (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
3080 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Each SBIR Road Tour stop, hosted by a local organization, will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,000 new awards annually and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.

Contact: Sharon King

Executive Director, Boulder SBDC
(303) 442-1475, ext. 3
[email protected]

 For more information go to: http://www.sbirroadtour.com/dates.php

 
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