Innovate Mississippi organizes start-up weekends to encourage entrepreneurs to take steps to realizing product development and company creation. The most recent of these weekends was in Biloxi in late August. The next one is in Tupelo this weekend, September 27-29 at the https://www.facebook.com/pages/Renasant-Center-for-IDEAs/173649706026825. The cost is $50 for non-students and $25 for students. They are also offering further discounted tickets to developers and designers. To register, see http://tupelo.startupweekend.org/.
One way to jumpstart your business is to select one of the many thousands of already-developed and already patented technologies that are available for license from many of the local government laboratories and universities. On October 10, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center will present several technologies that could be of interest to the oceanographic community, among others. Following are the details.
Please see www.mset.org to register for the event which includes a tasty lunch.
Thursday October 10, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
John C. Stennis Space Center
Logtown Room # 11161
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
This month’s Lunch & Learn will feature patented technologies available for licensing from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – Stennis Detachment. Please join us at 11:30am on October 10th in the Logtown Conference Room (Building 1100 at Stennis Space Center) to learn more about the technologies NRL is making available to emerging and existing businesses. Although others may be added to the list, technologies to be highlighted include:
BOPPERS – presented by inventor Jeff Book. The invention is a system for collecting ocean data that includes a trawl-resistant bottom mooring with a base unit and profiler. The method for collecting ocean data includes receiving and executing a configuration file in the base unit and the profiler, collecting data, transmitting the data to a receiving station, and transferring to and archiving the data in the base unit.
Shoreline Boundary Extraction Method – presented by inventor Cheryl Ann Blain. The boundary extraction method is a computer-implemented method for creating an ordered set of boundary data by transforming data from remotely sensed imagery of shorelines. The mesh generation and editing tools are usable in any number of different operating systems and configurations. The system extracts and processes river bank coordinates from imagery, and generates an unstructured mesh of the river using river bank positions and available or synthetic bathymetry.
Sediment Strength Apparatus– presented by inventor Allen Reed. The apparatus enables nano/micro mechanical testing of similar micro-sized specimens in aqueous environments. The apparatus can be used to determine the fate and survivability of river-borne aggregates in estuarine and littoral zone waters and make predictions of grain interactions associated with sediment transport. The apparatus may also be used to address the strength of similarly sized composite materials with low strength, such as beads, elastomers, food products, and cosmetics.
Finally, information will be provided on the next steps to take if anyone or any company is interested in further discussions on these or any other NRL patented technology.
If you currently hold a Stennis Space Center security badge, please register no later than noon on Monday, October 7, 2013. This helps us determine our numbers for lunch.
If you do not hold a Stennis Space Center security badge, please register for this event no later than noon on Monday, October 7, 2013 in order to ensure that a visitor’s pass is authorized for you at the security office in time for your arrival.
By registering for this event, you are making a commitment to attend a lunch program. If your attendance plans change please notify Belinda Gill at 228-688-3144 or email@example.com by October 7 so the food order can be modified. Those that register and do not give a cancellation notice will be invoiced for the registration cost.
The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) will be hosting a tour of the NASA Laboratories on Tuesday, December 4th beginning at 1:30 P.M. at Stennis Space Center in building 8110. The purpose of this event is to familiarize local businesses about the services available from the labs and the mechanisms by which these services can be utilized by other companies. Please send your corporate Technology Representative(s) to learn more about the lab’s capabilities. There is a limit of 12 for the tour. Additional tours will be scheduled if needed.
1:30 P.M. Charles Beasley, MSET President and CEO
1:35 P.M. Al Watkins, A2Research
1:45 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Laboratory Tour
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.
WHERE: John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA Laboratory, Building 8110
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
If you have any questions on how to register or need driving directions, please contact Janice Hansen in the MSET office. Janice can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (228) 688-2404. If you are with the media or are an elected official please notify MSET in advance.