The depth of NASA’s technology interests is vast, and the NTTC has developed a network of resources to successfully address these complex and far-reaching interests.
The NTTC has created a multi-level network of experts on which to draw in helping NASA and its SBIR companies.
On staff at the NTTC are technical experts in fields of study that are most applicable to the needs of NASA and other clients.
Additional experts are available to the NTTC whenever needed. Academic experts include faculty members from Wheeling Jesuit University (the NTTC’s parent organization), the 28 universities in the Jesuit university system, and West Virginia University College of Engineering. Additional sources include industry researchers and managers, as well as independent consultants.
The NTTC is committed to helping NASA SBIR companies attract the funds needed to further develop technologies in Phase III contracts. Possibilities include venture capital groups and other investors who are interested in supporting promising technologies that have the potential to transform space exploration or to better the lives of all Americans.
One potential source of funding is NASA’s new Red Planet Capital investment vehicle, created to generate monies to support innovative, dual-use technologies that have a high potential of benefiting NASA and resulting in commercial products.
A nationwide network of manufacturing resources is available to meet the often unique needs of SBIR companies. The network serves industries including fabrication and metal, machinery, computers and electronics, materials, transportation and equipment. Assistance is available in a variety of areas, such as strategic management, quality control, growth planning, supply chain management, waste reduction and organizational development.