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Evolve Technologists into Successful Entrepreneurs
WHO: NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, will host a Space Act Agreement signing and announcement on Tuesday, December 13 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
NASA JSC and HTC have formed a strategic partnership to further expand HTC’s mission of accelerating the growth of emerging technology companies in the Houston region to further develop the insights required to support NASA’s long term goals of increasing private/public collaboration.
AGENDA: Welcome – Michael Coats, Center Director - NASA Johnson Space Center
Remarks – The Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston
Remarks – Walter Ulrich, President & CEO – Houston Technology Center
Signing of the Agreement – Coats and Ulrich
Remarks – Craig J. Richard, Chief Economic Development Officer - Greater Houston Partnership
Remarks – John Ragan, Executive Vice President and Gulf Coast Region President, NRG Energy
Open for Q&A
Closing Remarks – Michael Coats
WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
WHERE: NASA Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
All media wishing to attend must register with NASA – JSC Public Affairs at 281-483-5111 by Monday, December 12 at 4 p.m.
About NASA Johnson Space Center: For more than five decades, NASA’s Johnson Space Center has led the nation and the world on a continuing adventure of human exploration, discovery and achievement. The center plays a vital role in transcending the physical boundaries of our planet to further our knowledge and enhance our quality of life. The center’s team of dedicated professionals has made advances in science, technology, engineering and medicine that enable us to explore our world and universe as never before, and to derive unparalleled benefits from that exploration.
About Houston Technology Center: Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, HTC’s focus is to assist entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information visit www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @HouTechCenter.