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Wednesday, June 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Multi-use Technology Symposium: Startup Partner Opportunities with NASA and Other Federal Laboratories – “Be the Next Tony Stark”

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Startup Partner Opportunities with Federal Laboratories – “Be the Next Tony Stark” 
1:00 - 2:30 PM 

Moderator: Dr. Bill Hogan, Executive Director, iDEA Hub
Mr. Martin Machniak, S&T Manager, SSC-Pacific
Mr. Cameron Bruce, NAWCWD China Lake
Ms. Janeya Griffin, NASA Armstrong FRC
Dr. Martin Kleckner, TriTech SBDC
Questions and Open Discussions 

Businesses across the country have successfully leveraged research, IP, and partnerships with our nation’s federal labs to commercial market. 

California is home to a variety of military and government research labs that are constantly developing cutting edge science to meet their mission. These labs all operate under a federal mandate to support tech transfer. The purpose of this panel is to discuss the diverse technologies that are developed at NASA Armstrong, NAWCWD, and SSC-Pacific along with some of the tools for that you may be able to use leverage their IP for your business. 

A recent SSC Pacific startup success happened here in San Diego - the company formed in 2006 around technologies licensed from the lab, and was acquired by a Fortune 500 company in November 2014 for $85M. SSC Pacific also participated in the San Diego Furnace Program, which saw seven teams form around SSC Pacific technologies and graduate from a six-month technology accelerator in December 2015. 

Federal Lab Overview 

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) located in Point Loma is the U.S. Navy's research, development, test, and evaluation laboratory and fleet support center for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, also known as C4ISR. SSC Pacific's mission is to lead the Navy from concept to capability through research, development, delivery, and support of integrated C4ISR, cyber, and space systems across all warfighting domains. 

The Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. NASA Armstrong is chartered to research and test advanced aeronautics, space and related technologies that are critical to carrying out the Agency's missions of space exploration, space operations, scientific discovery, and aeronautical research and development. For almost 70 years, research at NASA Armstrong has led to major advancements and breakthroughs in the design and capabilities of many state-of-the-art civil and military aircraft. Here, we demonstrate America's leadership in aeronautics, Earth and space science, and aerospace technology as we seek to revolutionize aviation, add to mankind's knowledge of the universe, and contribute to our understand and protection of Earth. 

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division 

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in sunny Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range, and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Purpose Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

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Dr. Bill Hogan

Dr. Hogan is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of success in founding and managing high-tech companies in the global computer and information technology industries. As CEO at four high-tech start-ups he has successfully raised millions in venture capital funding and had exits including M&A and IPO’s. As prior CEO of a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, Bill brings much knowledge and passion to this... Read More →

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Cameron Bruce (NAWCWD)

Cameron’s job is to maintain a future-oriented, stable business base providing our Warfighters the decisive weapons advantage. Prior to his current position, Cameron led a $500M group with more than 1000 engineers and support staff. During his career he served as a senior analyst in the Pentagon, and cost analyst for several DoD acquisition programs. Internationally he supported a NATO research study group and several programs related to... Read More →
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Janeya Griffin

Janeya Griffin is currently the Technology Transfer Specialist contractor for NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. She currently holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal justice and Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Science from Grambling State University and a certification in Entrepreneurial Technology Commercialization from California State University, San Bernardino. Ms. Griffin has consulting experience as a business... Read More →
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Martin Kleckner

Mr. Kleckner’s background comprises 26 years on senior level operations, general management, marketing and business development in the life sciences, oil & gas, cable television, counter-intelligence and aerospace. His current work encompasses guiding emerging and established companies with corporate planning and strategy, commercialization and business development, marketing, and public policy throughout Europe, Asia & the... Read More →
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Martin Machiak

S&T Manager, SSC Pacific
Supervisor/Manager in several roles at SSC Pacific in the Science & Technology 7.0 competency. Over the last 12 years as Division Head of the Advanced Systems & Applied Sciences, Robotics, UXS, and Autonomous Systems (RUXSAS) strategic planning group, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and other applied research developmental efforts. Current and future efforts in S&T Forecasting, Assessment, and Transition. Over ten years active in... Read More →

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