i2 Innovation Initiative Funding Forum 2018
UCSD Sanford Consortium, Duane. J. Roth Auditorium
8:30 am to 11:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Gregg Maryniak
Gregg Maryniak is the Co-founder, Director and Corporate Secretary of the XPRIZE Foundation. He served as the Foundation’s first Executive Director from 1997 through 2005. He Co-Chairs the Energy and Space tracks of Singularity University, hosted by NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
He serves as Vice Chairman of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. He was the Vice President for Energy and Aerospace of the St. Louis Science Center, Director of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, Senior Scientist of the Futron Corporation, Managing Director of the International Space University and Chief Executive Officer of the Space Studies Institute of Princeton. He has also served as a member of the Director’s Council of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography An Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Maryniak received the Space Frontier Foundation’s Vision to Reality Award for his role in creating the Lunar Prospector Mission launched in 1998 which discovered ice at the moon’s North and South Poles. He was awarded Russia’s Tsiolkovsky Medal for his work on the use of energy and material resources of free space.
His book Fearless Experiments with Microcomputers was published in 2017.