DISCOVER & BE PART OF AUSTIN’S SPACE ECONOMY Central Texas: Where Austin’s innovation & technology meet the New Space Economy. Austin, a well-known hub for innovation, research, start-up generation, big data, mobile solutions, electronics manufacturing, supercomputing and more, is positioned to offer fertile ground space-based enterprises to grow. Assets like The University of Texas’s top-10 ranked aerospace/aeronautical engineering programs, affiliated research centers, and advanced computing capabilities combine in Austin with a preeminent culture of entrepreneurship, commercialization expertise, and a vibrant industrial base. An engaged and collaborative tech community, an abundance of skilled talent, and a world-class quality of life make Austin the place to capitalize on new business models of the space industry The Emerging Space Industry Our world is experiencing a convergence of industries like cloud computing, platform solutions, big data, the Internet, and space technology. The way we think of technology and the world around us is drastically changing and our access to new information is increasing at an exponential rate. The world is no longer a passive experience, but rather a place of technology-driven engagement and connectedness. The Space Economy sector is growing and fueling these new opportunities and access. As we move into the future, our mission will be to make sense of the incredible amount of information and data available, while opening up new business opportunity. While Texas has established itself as a major player in the space industry, Austin’s place at the forefront of technology and innovation makes the region the ideal destination for new space companies. Austin’s creativity and innovation changes the way we think about technology and pushes our world forward. Austin’s Space Technology Industry Targets • Satellites & Small Satellites • Small Launch Providers • Spacecraft Components • Internet & Software • Human Space Flight • In Space Services • Space Resources Austin Area Space Technology Ecosystem Over 12,500 employees are aligned within the aerospace, aviation, and supporting industry sectors with even more—nearly 129,000—in the overall tech ecosystem. New Space Entrepreneurship Degree Program In 2015, the University of Texas at Austin introduced a new space entrepreneurship degree program, part of the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program offered by the McCombs School of Business. The McCombs program is the first of its kind in the country
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