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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Oshkosh Welcomes Aviation Innovators

May 9, 2013 - Oshkosh is the home of aviation innovation, and this year EAA has established a new location to showcase new ideas, technologies, and products that advance aviation. Called the Innovations Pavilion, it will be located right in the middle of the show on Celebration Way. Aerospace innovators and entrepreneurs will display their designs and inventions in this gallery.

Ranging from new concepts in propulsion to space exploration, exhibitors will include many well recognized leaders in the field like ATK, NASA, Sierra Nevada, and others advancing new designs and concepts like Solar World, Trixy, Yves Rossy/Jetman, Nimbus UAV, and Eurosport.

Free exhibit space within the Innovations Pavilion has also been set aside to welcome new companies unable at this point in their development to pay the cost of showcasing their designs in Oshkosh. With the application process for these exhibit spaces now complete, watch for the announcement of those selected!

Each day look for presentations on developing technologies such as alternative fuels, commercial space efforts, how to start an aviation business, and many others. The Innovations Pavilion provides a stage for inventors and entrepreneurs to display their new products and concepts, to generate and excite public interest and engagement, and, in some cases, to bring potential investors together with entrepreneurs.

Scheduled Speakers

Monday, July 29: "Green Technology, Alternative Fuels, and Propulsion"
Randall Fishman, Owner, Electric Aircraft Corporation
George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace
Erik Lindbergh, Space Tourism Promoter, Grandson of Charles Lindbergh
Yolanka Wulff, Program Director, Sustainable Aviation Alliance

Tuesday, July 30: "Start-Up Aviation Day"
Esther Dyson, Investor/trained cosmonaut
Bill Joos, the "Pitch Doctor"
Jonathan Hartman, Sikorsky Innovations
Gretchen Jahn, Knotridge Ltd.
George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace

Wednesday, July 31: "How Innovation Happens: Organizing to Enable Innovation"
Alan Klapmeier, CEO, Kestrel Aircraft
Steen Strand, COO, Icon Aircraft
Carl Dietrich, CEO, Terrafugia

Thursday, August 1: "Space Odyssey 2013: Space Commercialization and Exploration"
Charlie Precourt, NASA astronaut, Vice President/General Manager of ATK Aerospace Group's Space Launch Division
Jim Voss, NASA astronaut, Director of Advanced Programs at Sierra Nevada Corp.
Z. Nagin Cox, Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Curiosity Flight Team (Mars Science Laboratory)

Friday, August 2: "Tomorrow Is Today: Technological Advancements"
Brien Seeley, President, CAFE Foundation
John Uczekaj, President/CEO, Aspen Avionics

Marc Ausman, an EAA director and owner of an aviation startup company, said, "We see Oshkosh as the world's best forum to connect aerospace entrepreneurs with investors and forward-thinking companies."

All aviation innovators are encouraged to contact Holly Williams at hwilliams@eaa.org to apply for exhibit space in the Innovations Pavilion.


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