The NTTC has established relationships with experts in a wide variety of areas, resulting in a multi-level network of resources that can be made available to SBIR companies. Whether a firm’s needs be in the area of funding, prototyping, development or IT, the NTTC can create links with partners who can provide individualized assistance.
A product development lab is available at the NTTC headquarters in Wheeling, WV, with technical staff to help companies create rapid or virtual prototypes of their technologies. Also on staff at the NTTC are experts in areas that mirror NASA’s fields of interest. Additional expertise is available through the NTTC’s partners in the venture capital community, the manufacturing arena and the high-technology field.
With access to these resources, companies can find the assistance they need to move from Phase II to Phase III and close the technology-to-product gap.