WHAT:           The first Houston Technology Showcase, sponsored by Houston Technology Center (HTC) and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. The event features 20 HTC Client Company technologies and a lunchtime panel of distinguished speakers with varying perspectives on emerging technology trends.


WHEN:            Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


WHERE:         Gilruth Recreation Center, NASA/Johnson Space Center

                        Space Center Blvd., Gate 5


Panelists include:

      • Randy Stone, NASA JSC Deputy Director
      • Bernard Harris, NASA Former Astronaut and President, Vesalius Ventures
      • George Kelher, Manager of Fuel Cell Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
      • Dustin Lanier, Special Assistant for Technology, Office of the Governor 
      • Ben Raimer, M.D., Vice President for Community Outreach, the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston
      • Moderator: Paul Frison, President and CEO, Houston Technology Center


20 HTC companies will showcase revolutionary technologies such as:

  • A new super-absorbent polymer “sponge” that cleans 95 percent of land or water oil spills within five minutes of application.
  • E-compliance software that cuts costs and simplifies regulatory reporting by putting digital logic and government data in between new Internet technologies.
  • A new device that can detect carpal tunnel syndrome before it becomes debilitating, helping cut medical costs and reduce worker injury.
  • Technology that replaces the old "sound booth” for hearing assessments to deliver an increase in quality and reduction in cost.
  • See how innovative business intelligence automation software helped HP save $6 million by offering a quantum leap in current data-mining/knowledge-management systems.


About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that incubates Greater Houston-based emerging technology companies within several key industries:  Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, and NASA-originated technologies. (


About Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership is a nonprofit organization providing the leadership necessary to stimulate economic development and employment in the area. (

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