The Next Frontier Initiative

This national initiative empowers students, young adults, companies, academic institutions, and nonprofits with the resources, connections, and access to information they need to enter and/or accelerate their business and/or academic success in what we have identified as the Next Frontier Industry opportunities of the 21st Century including: 

  • Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security 
  • FinTech 
  • Aerospace 
  • Life Sciences 
  • AR/VR 
  • Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Autonomous Systems 

How we do it: 

We build and manage Next Frontier facilities, programs, events, and partnerships that are all designed to provide students, young adults, academic institutions, corporations, and non-profits with the resources, connections, and access to the vital information they need to achieve maximum success between now and 2030. 

We strongly believe that the next decade will prove to be one of the most transformational in history.  The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the game in so many ways. The individuals, companies, and organizations who do what it takes to pivot and properly position themselves for growth post-pandemic will be poised to achieve exponential results. 

Next Frontier Facilities

Students and young adults looking to up-skill and/or pivot, can gain hands-on STEM skills using industry-quality technology and equipment in Base 11 Innovation Centers:

  • Innovation Center at Skyline College in San Bruno, California
  • Innovation Center at the Cove @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation in Orange County, California
  • Innovation Center at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Innovation Center in Compton, California
  • Base 11 Rocketry Lab at UC Irvine, in Irvine, California
  • Deloitte Foundation Innovation Lab at Cristo Rey High School Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Morgan State University Rocketry Lab (first of its kind at an HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland

Next Frontier Events

Save the Date: Oct 6-7, 2021

To explore opportunities to join us as a partner, contact Janine Koeneke, Next Frontier Initiative Strategic Partnerships, at [email protected].