Wednesday July 25, 2012 0 commentsLOVELAND -- Exciting developments in tech transfer and innovation taking place in Colorado and especially in Loveland headline Loveland's annual Business Appreciation Breakfast set for 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Crossroads Boulevard in Loveland.
Ray Lugo, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, is the keynote speaker for the event. NASA Glenn does research in systems development and technology relating to space propulsion, space communication and other space-related technologies.
Lugo, who has been with NASA in various roles since 1975, has an integral understanding of how a thriving technological center can invigorate a local economy and how that -- in turn -- strengthens communities.
In addition to the Sept. 5 breakfast, the City will also present an Innovation and Technology Showcase later that day. Technology displays from NASA, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Innosphere and Loveland high-tech companies will be spotlighted at the hotel. The City's Tech Transfer Initiative will also be highlighted.
"We are especially excited for this year's event," said Betsey Hale, Loveland's economic development director. "As we embark on a new era of focusing and promoting art and science--particularly high-tech innovations -- this event could not be more timely."