Miami, Oct. 25, 2016 The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) will celebrate two years of innovation with a special presentation by Mike Lester, technology transfer partnership manager at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Lester leads a team to promote transfer of NASA patented technologies to U.S. commercial companies, government agencies and academia. Lester has an eclectic history of engineering, project management, business development, and strategic planning accomplishments for the U.S. military and NASA space programs.

 

Lester is a key partner in helping new businesses develop NASA technologies for use in space and here on Earth. He will verse us on NASA’s patented space program, The NASA Technology Transfer (T2), which provides space technologies to commercial companies, inventors, and entrepreneurs who, in turn, use them to create new products and services for use here on Earth.

The products/services people have created from our patented technologies over the years are called NASA Spinoffs. There have been about 1800 Spinoffs since NASA was founded and collectively they have significantly contributed to the U.S. economy.  You can learn more about NASA Spinoffs at this site: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/.  NASA hopes this program will contribute to the growth of our high-tech ecosystem in Fla and local economy.

 

 

Get FREE tickets to this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-idea-center-2nd-year-anniversary-with-nasa-tickets-28536084196?aff=es2.

 

For more information, please email ideacenter@mdc.edu, or visit www.theideacenter.co.

 

WHAT:       The Idea Center 2nd Year Anniversary with NASA

 

WHEN:       Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:     MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Building 8, 5th floor

315 N.E. Second Ave.

 

MDC Media-only contacts: Juan Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu; Hessy Fernandez, MDC Media Relations director, 305-237-3949, hfernan5@mdc.edu; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359, ahorton2@mdc.edu.

This and other MDC releases are available on the web at www.mdc.edu.