At a May 24 event sponsored by
Southern California Edison (SCE), small-business owners will learn about
opportunities to commercialize a new technology developed by the National
Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) for the space program.
The seminar
will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kellogg West Conference Center on the campus
of Cal Poly Pomona.

“Many commercial applications exist for emerging space technologies, some
of which were developed here in Southern California,” said Barry R. Sedlik,
SCE’s manager of economic and business development.
“During recent years,
more than 100 such technologies have been licensed, and significant
opportunities remain in a wide array of industries, including the biomedical,
chemical, communications and power generation fields.”

The seminar will focus on sensor technology, including ion mobility,
aqueous electronic tongue and evanescent wave detection.
following the event, participants will tour the NASA Commercialization Center
at Cal Poly, a facility dedicated to ventures that commercialize technologies
growing out of the work of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena,
Calif., and the Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.
information, call the NASA Commercialization Center at (909) 869-4477, or
visit the Web site

SCE supports several local programs that nurture start-up businesses in a
variety of industries.
For more information, call (800) 3-EDISON.

An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the
nation’s largest electric utilities, serving more than 11 million people in a
50,000-square-mile area within central, coastal and Southern California.