NSU Broward Center of Innovation to Host NASA for South Florida Space Day

To help focus on planting the “Space Flag” in South Florida and supporting the economy of space entrepreneurship, the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation in Fort Lauderdale will host South Florida Space Day on Oct. 12. The event will focus on trends, challenges, opportunities and strategies of entrepreneurship within the space sector. It will also feature panels, seminars, an entrepreneur showcase, a business expo, networking opportunities and an entrepreneur pitch event. The Space Day event will last from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., including a Proclamation by Broward County Mayor Michael Udine declaring Oct. 12 “Broward County Space Day.” Lead exhibitors include NASA, the Space Foundation, Space Florida, and startups within the space sector.

Trends that will be explored include:

  • Earth, inner, and outer space applications
  • Technological advances creating expectations of more cost-effective space activities
  • Increased private investment by investors who are new to space
  • A global economy that is increasingly data-dependent with diverse effects on space capabilities and markets
  • Increasingly widely shared vision of space as transformative for humanity, and military/strategic developments around space as a crowded and valuable high ground.
  • Global space economy approaching $470 billion – the fastest growth since 2014 – will become a trillion-dollar industry.
  • U.S. space economy is approaching $200 billion and 350,000 direct employment, and 1 million employees globally
  • Lunar economy – Earth to the moon
  • Increased public/private partnerships between industry and government
  • Market evolutions
  • Technology disruptions
  • Internationalization of space activity
  • Commercialization of the space sector
  • There has never been a more opportune time for entrepreneurs to launch and scale companies.


Goals for the event include:

  • Creating a “collision station” bringing awareness and opportunities to the South Florida region to better support the growing space sector by connecting to the Florida Space Coast and national and international space systems.
  • Promoting and recruiting for applications to the LEVL5: SPACE DOCK at NSU™ Ideate program


Please get in touch with innovation@nova.edu for information on sponsorship opportunities or more details. For more information and to register, visit www.LevanCenterSpaceDay.com.


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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.