The Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit Is Back and Better Than Ever for 2021

Updated: Aug 6


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It is almost that time again folks!


The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is gearing up to host the next edition of The Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit on August 10. The event will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites City of San Marcos Hotel and Conference center.


This event is extremely vital to highlighting the innovations, research, and technology produced by Texas State University and innovators from this region.


“Like Silicon Valley or the Research Triangle, our region has emerged as the Texas Innovation Corridor,” GSMP President Jason Giulietti said. “Innovative and disruptive companies are clustering to Hays and Caldwell Counties because they see the ingenuity taking place in our region and want to be a part of it.”


An exciting addition for 2021 comes from keynote speaker, Andres Carvallo, professor of innovation and co-director of the Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration, and Applied Research Consortium (CIEDAR) at Texas State University. Carvallo will provide insights into the region’s achievements, as well as showcase the innovations at Texas State.


“Texas State University prides itself on being an innovation catalyst in the Texas Innovation Corridor,” Carvallo said. “As we continue to advance on the validation of existing technologies, evaluation of emerging technologies, and development of new technologies, we are delivering innovative research solutions that are changing the world.”


Part of these innovative solutions involves developments in applied research at Texas State, such as living labs, networks, sensors, and data software.


After Carvallo’s segment, executives from three new companies in the Texas Innovation Corridor will participate in a panel moderated by Giulietti. Attendees will hear discussion and collaboration from Brandon Alexander, CEO of Iron OX; Sean Bauld, COO of Sempulse; and Marcus Ruark, president of goodblend ™ Texas.


Interested in attending the 2021 Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit? Get your tickets here.


For more information, view the original articles from the San Marcos Daily Record and Corridor News.