Space: The Next Frontier for America's Fabled Garage and Dorm Room Geniuses?

On July 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

Since World War II, the United States has productively invested an astronomical amount of money in the research and development of “pre-competitive” technologies to achieve its goals for both the Nation’s defense and its competitiveness within the global marketplace. The American Space Program is one of many shining examples of the payoff. Over time, subsequent […]

Would I invest my money in this venture?

On April 21, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

The answer is “Yes!” to Brigham Young University’s Altus Poles student start-up venture at the 2010 8th Continent Business Plan Competition. As Grand Champion, Altus Poles walked away with $40,000 in cash, support services, and a flight in zero-gravity and secured a spot in the Global Moot Corp Competition for the potential to win $100,000 […]

8th Continent Project Recognized as "Economic Developer of The Year"

On April 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

That Space 2.0’s star is ascending in the global economy was brought home on March 25 when the 8th Continent Project was recognized by business leaders working right where it all began. The Jefferson Economic Council awarded 8C its 2009 Genesis Award, with its designation “Economic Developer of the Year,” for creating new jobs, investment opportunities, […]

8C Welcomes New Sponsor Polsinelli Shughart

On March 28, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

The 8th Continent Project is pleased to announce that the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart PC has become a member and sponsor. Senior Partners Glenn Lenzen (intellectual property) and Peter Moore (corporate law) are the key contacts for the firm. Polsinelli Shughart is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys in fourteen cities stretching from […]

Metzger Associates: Voice of the 8th Continent

On February 15, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

“It’s a natural fit.” This according to both Burke Fort, director of 8C, and John Metzger, founder and CEO of Metzger Associates, about their 4-years-and-counting partnership. Both are pioneers in their fields. Both believe in supporting leading-edge organizations and initiatives. Both have built national reputations for results, creativity, aggressive execution and out-of-the-box thinking in the […]

8th Continent's "Help For Haiti" urgently requests your help

On January 16, 2010, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

All 8C members and Space 2.0 organizations are invited to join in. You can…. Add to the List>> Tell us about your organizations’ Haiti relief activities. Email us at Take Action >> Ways to help: + Free Access to Haiti Imagery (DigitalGlobe)….<more> + Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts (DigitalGlobe)….<more> + Text “Haiti” to 90999 (American […]

sysRAND Corporation: Translating low-energy industrial processes to space

On November 13, 2009, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

At its Centennial Airport laboratory near Denver, Colorado, sysRAND Corporation is designing an excavator to support NASA’s Lunar Outpost. sysRAND is also developing and adapting low-energy industrial processes for manufacturing products on the moon for space use. This research and development company is creating technologies which can be licensed, sold or spun out as new […]

DigitalGlobe and Microsoft to Launch New Clear30 Program: UltraCam3 Imagery to Collect First-Ever Multicontinental Aerial Imagery From 30-cm

On November 4, 2009, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), one of 8C’s founding sponsors, has been featured on this blog many times. And, for good reason. This Longmont, Colo.-based global provider of commercial high-resolution world-imagery products and services, has lots of news to tell. The most recent is its announcement last week that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Microsoft […]

Congratulations to 8C Founding Sponsor DigitalGlobe

On October 23, 2009, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

Just 11 days after its launch, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2’s promise is paying off. The first high-resolution, eight-band, remote-sensing commercial satellite – remarkable in its ability to collect multispectral imagery at 1.8-meter resolution and panchromatic imagery at 0.46 meters – released its first images on Oct. 20 of Love Field Airport near Dallas and the AT&T Center […]

Swanson & Bratschun: Helping Engineers Understand the Broader Implications of their Inventions and Ideas

On October 19, 2009, in Uncategorized, by 8cproject

Bill Vobach, patent attorney and partner at the law firm of Swanson & Bratschun, wants to make something very clear to all the engineers out there: your entrepreneurial aspirations and innovations are indeed marketetable commodities. “In my career I have found that engineers working in creating new technology too often think they have not invented […]