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Space Foundation Center for Innovation and Education with Case Studies

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Driving Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity
The Center for Innovation and Education creates and delivers inclusive, innovative and sustainable workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy.

Through public and private partnerships, the Center engages students, young leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Space Foundation Center for Innovation and Education with Case Studies

  1. 1. “No better time to be a part of the Space Economy” ~Tom Zelibor, CEO, Space Foundation Introduction and Overview 2020
  2. 2. 2 What is Space Foundation? Space Today, For A Better Tomorrow
  3. 3. Space Foundation For nearly four decades, Space Foundation has been a global, nonprofit advocate for the advancement of space-related endeavors to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community. 3 Space EducationSpace Awareness Service to the Space Community
  4. 4. THE SPACE ECONOMY OPPORTUNITIES • $415B global market (2018): Expected growth to $1-3T by 2040.​ • 80+ nations operating in space​. • Commercial Business 80%, Government 20%.​ • Median salaries are 40% above median household income. • Opportunities now accessible to everyone: scientists to laborers.​ • 1,000s of space tech patents are available for commercialization. 1Bank of America and Morgan Stanley global projections (pre-COVID-19) 2020 4 “No better time to be a part of the Space Economy” ~Tom Zelibor, CEO, Space Foundation
  5. 5. The Space Economy Technology Trends to Watch 5 DATA ANALYTICS ENERGY & ENERGY STORAGE BIOMETRICS & HEALTH CREATURE COMFORTS TELECOM MINIATURIZATION of MATERIALS TEXTILES & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SATELLITE SERVICE & REPAIR CYBERSECURITY UAV MARKET ROBOTICS DEBRIS MONITORING & CLEAN UP 1062 951 1173 4 128 13 ? ? ?
  6. 6. Space Innovation Gap Space Transfer and Space Insertion 6
  7. 7. Workforce Shortage: • Open jobs exceed unemployed workers in space industries. • Baby boomers are retiring leaving large employment gaps. • Untapped workforces: minorities, women, veterans, and retirees. Skills Deficit: • Perceptions of the space industry cannot be limited to astronauts. • Traditional education needs to integrate space into daily core curriculum. • A culture for lifelong learning, upskilling, and reskilling must be adopted. Innovation Gap: • NASA patents await entrepreneurs to commercialize (tech transfer). • Enterprises rely on space-based technology suppliers (tech insertion). • Workforce diversity is a missing source of new ideas. The Space Economy Challenges 7
  8. 8. Space Foundation Introduces... CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION creates and delivers inclusive, innovative and sustainable workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy 8
  9. 9. Space Foundation is Leading Workforce Development for the Space Economy As a 501(c)(3) global leader in space advocacy for 37 years, the Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders business, government, education and local community to serve the entire lifecycle of the workforce students, young leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals for the health and prosperity of the global economy 9
  10. 10. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION HOW WE DELIVER Through public private partnerships, fundraising, scholarships and grants, the Center for Innovation and Education creates and delivers workforce development and economic opportunity programs. Government Commercial University 10
  11. 11. Center For Innovation and Education Workforce Development Roadmap 11 Awareness “There is no better TIME to become a part of the space economy.” Access “The space economy is accessible to ALL people.” Train “Adopting a culture of LIFELONG LEARNING begins now for all ages.” Connect “Together, the future of the space economy is built on PARTNERSHIPS.” Mentor “The space economy UNITES the planet and humanity.”
  12. 12. Center For Innovation and Education Who We Serve Building Today’s Workforce: professionals • Global space agencies — workforce development initiatives • Governments — policy education and advocacy • Space professionals — corporate networking and mentoring programs • Small businesses — custom-designed training • Entrepreneurs — space commerce workshops • Young professionals — leadership and mentoring programs Building the Next Generation Workforce: students • Communities — space-inspired STEM events • Teachers and educators — professional development • Junior space entrepreneurs — real world inspiration and mentoring • PreK-20 students — immersive live and online space-inspired experiences 12
  13. 13. 2020 13
  14. 14. Join the Workforce: find your place to thrive www.spacefoundation.org/cie Partner: collaborate, sponsor and fund programs www.spacefoundation.org/join-us Donate: contribute to our mission www.spacefoundation.org/donate Be a Champion: spread the good news https://www.spacefoundation.org/ Join Us 14
  15. 15. Impact: Pilot Program Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Program Program: Space Foundation Destination: Bold Opportunity Audience: Minority Business Enterprises — minority, women, veterans Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency Purpose: Launching entrepreneurs and small businesses into the space industry Outcome: Jobs, careers, and public private enterprise and government contracts 9-City Regional Workshop Tour • Served 275+ underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses to date • Collaborating with universities, incubators/accelerators, local communities • 18 scholarships awarded to attend Space Symposium (15,000 registrants) Online Webinar and Guest Speaker Series • 15 free, self-driven, on-demand videos • Space commerce expertise to grow a business in the space economy • Bolster business strategy in funding, lead generation, and deal negotiation 15
  16. 16. Impact: Pilot Program Junior Space Entrepreneur Program Program: Junior Space Entrepreneur Program Audience: 10-18-year-old students, teachers, school administrators, mentors Partners: Lockheed Martin, NASA, Junior Achievement Purpose: Prepare the next generation to contribute to the space industry Outcome: Students inspired to pursue STEM studies and space careers Teacher Professional Development Pilot 2019 • 26 teachers from 16 states selected for “Space Across Curriculum” program • Cultivate the next-generation of space contributors • Integrate space-inspired education into daily core curriculum • Practice immersive hands-on activities for students • Learn about NASA tech transfer program for space commercialization • Embrace 21st century to future-proof essential skills 16

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