Author: Eric Siemers
Publisher: Sustainable Business Oregon
Date: November 10, 2011
Nike Inc. will join NASA and the U.S. State Department at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday for a three-day event aimed at highlighting startups with groundbreaking sustainable energy technologies.
The Washington County-based sporting goods giant (NYSE: NKE) is a founding member of LAUNCH, a partnership with NASA, the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development that looks to identify innovations in various sustainable energy categories.
A Nike official couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Thursday.
LAUNCH held forums focused on health and water issues last year.
The event that runs Friday through Sunday at Kennedy Space Center will feature presentations from 10 companies deemed to have “groundbreaking ideas for the provision of more sustainable energy sources,”according to a State Department news release. Read more here.