Name: LAUNCH: Energy
Location: Kennedy Space Center, USA
Partners: NASA, Nike, USAID, Department of State
Founded by NASA, USAID, the US Department of State and NIKE, LAUNCH is a unique initiative to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to global sustainability challenges. Inspired by NASA's mission to "leave intact for future generations our Earth's unique ability to sustain life," the LAUNCH platform leverages cross-sector collaboration to accelerate the next generation of sustainability innovations.
Hosted on the periphery of the United States' remaining Space Shuttle launches, the LAUNCH program is designed as an open collaboration and innovation program, leveraging the collective expertise, networks and influence of partners to accelerate and scale disruptive approaches in sustainability.
LAUNCH: Energy is in the process of defining a priority sector within the energy space where transformational innovations have the potential to achieve significant impact. The program will leverage the expertise of the LAUNCH: Energy Council (a high profile group of experts from government, industry, investment, academia and media) to identify 10 innovations with the potential to solve significant energy issues and identify resoruces accelerate their time to market and the impact of their innovations.
Following the LAUNCH: Energy Forum, an Accelerator program identifing and allocating resources to support the innovators in the development or deployment of their technology or methodology.
Cazneau brought LAUNCH to life in partnership with Second Muse and Big Idea Group.
*The LAUNCH: Energy forum will be held on October 21-23, 2011 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.