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NASA Glenn's Approach

to Supporting

Regional Economic Development

Robert Romero

Business Capture Manager

Office of Technology Incubation & Innovation

NASA Glenn Research Center

Cleveland, Ohio

glenn research center goals nasa glenn strategic action plan
Provide world class R&T, revolutionizing aeronautics and space exploration

Advance space missions and aeronautics by leveraging our core competencies to deliver concept-through-flight systems

Deliver program and project management excellence that results in successful missions for our customers and challenging, long-term assignments for continued achievements

Provide excellent institutional capability to enable NASA mission success

Be an integral part of the Ohio community and the Nation

Glenn Research Center GoalsNASA Glenn Strategic Action Plan


the recent presidential directive emphasizing enhanced technology transfer
The recent Presidential directive emphasizing enhanced technology transfer……….

Presidential Memorandum – Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research In Support of High-Growth Businesses

Sec. 1.  Policy.  One driver of successful innovation is technology transfer

Sec. 2.  Establish Goals and Measure Progress. (a) Federal laboratories shall develop plans that establish performance goals to increase the number and pace of effective technology transfer and commercialization activities in partnership with non federal entities. (d)  The heads of agencies with Federal laboratories are encouraged to include technology transfer efforts in overall laboratory evaluation.

Sec. 3.  Streamline the Federal Government's Tech. Transfer and Commercialization Process. (a)  Agencies with Federal laboratories shall review their licensing procedures and practices for establishing CRADAs. (c)  The heads of agencies … shall implement administrative practices that reduce the time from grant application to award [and] facilitate a common reporting of these performance measures.

Sec. 4.  Facilitate Commercialization through Local and Regional Partnerships. (a)  Federal laboratories [should] collaborate with external partners to share the expertise of Federal laboratories with businesses and to participate in regional technology innovation clusters that are in place across the country. (b)  Agencies [should] locate applied research and business support programs to further technology transfer and commercialization. (c)  Federal laboratories and other research facilities [should] engage in public-private partnerships in those technical areas of importance to the agency's mission with external partners to strengthen the commercialization activities in their local region.

October 28, 2011


the desired outcome
The desired outcome…….

“…increasing the rate of technology transfer and the economic and societal impact from Federal research and development (R&D) investments.”

It’s all about jobs-retained and created!


Glenn Core Competencies

In-Space Propulsion and

Cryogenic Fluids Management

Air-Breathing Propulsion

Physical Sciences and

Biomedical Technologies in Space

Materials and Structures

for Extreme Environments

Communications Technology

and Development

Power, Energy Storage and



economic impact
Economic Impact

Impact Northeast Ohio State of Ohio

Output $ 1.2 Billion $1.4 Billion

Value Added $ 596 Million $668 Million

Employment 6,250 Jobs 7,538 Jobs

Labor Income $465 Million $512 Million

Employees contribute $10 Million in State and Local Income Taxes

Note: Data from an Economic Impact Study prepared by Cleveland State University, June 2013



NASA Glenn’s Key Products and Services


Facilities Test (FT) Services

Intellectual Property

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Services

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Services

“Listen to the voice of the customer”

“What keeps you up at night and how can we help?”

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New Tech Transfer / Business Development Outreach

GRC is now recognized inside NASA as beingproactive in outreach to non-aerospace businesses, striving to support the American economy

GRC Tech Showcase

December 2, 2011

NASA Midwestern

Technology Expo

Cleveland, OH

November 28-30, 2012

Automotive Industry Workshop

October 27, 2011


example of nasa software affecting fuel economy
Example of NASA Software Affecting Fuel Economy
  • Chevy Cruze Eco manual rated at 42 MPG hwy averaged 64 MPG for 9,500 miles
  • Achieved by a skilled team experienced in optimizing fuel economy
  • High MPG methodology uses predictive driving techniques based on road grades
  • NASA developed topology mapping software for low altitude/mountainous terrain flights
  • Utilized NASA mapping software with unique Lotus algorithms to directly or indirectly control vehicle speed to maximize MPG based on road conditions (patent applied for)



Many potential partners are in the Midwest!


Rochester Institute of Technology

Cleveland Clinic





Parker Hannifin

U. Michigan

Penn State




Lotus Engineering




Ohio State



Carnegie Mellon


Sectors of economic importance






U. Dayton

GE Aviation

Active partnerships

What partnerships have the best value proposition?


Regional Economic Development Outcomes and Metrics








Commercial sector products created/enhanced with traceability to NASA capabilities

Jobs created/retained which can be traced to successful outcomes of NASA projects

Documented/independently validated impact on critical sectors of U. S. economy

Increased public support for investment in NASA research and development projects for space, science,

and aeronautics.


R&D projects identified/formalized which involve NASA capabilities and non NASA investment

Alignment of R&D projects with critical sectors of U.S. economy

Level of non NASA investments in R&D projects

Stakeholder/partner critical assessments of value proposition of R&D projects to follow on creation of

economic development by private sector


A guiding principle of our regional economic development efforts:

To the greatest extent possible, connect with existing clusters and only consider establishing new ones when a major opportunity exists and is not being addressed.

adopt a city i cleveland cuyahoga county magnet nasa
Adopt a City ICleveland-Cuyahoga County-MAGNET-NASA

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck announced 9 winners

Selected by City, County, and MAGNET.

NASA GRC gave 400hrs

City & County gave $450K

Ohio manufacturers received NASA assistance, city &county loans

Mason and Ohio manufacturers celebrate NASA’s partnership with industry in building the innovation economy

Mason and Paul Bartolotta converse about the Manufacturing Innovation Project

*Metrics collected by MAGNET using MEP approach


“NASA developed analytical models…”

“All of that will be extremely valuable to VADXX…our commercialization

efforts with our Rockwell-VADXX engineering design team”

catacel story
Catacel Story

NASA Success Story: YSU Roadshow

Bill Whittenberger, Catacel Corp., CTO & President

Catacel makes catalytic materials used in fuel cells, hydrogen plants and other applications. 

"The overall experience was very positive.  NASA people do CFD modelling all the time, and could easily understand, comment on, and offer advice on the CFD modelling we were doing.  Two hours of discussion at the event led to considerable progress in our ability to accurately model our product.  A follow-up session at our facility brought us additional valuable input" Whittenberger said.


Results and Initial Comments

  • A Product Development Engineer for Micro-V Group is interested in nano-reinforcement materials for polymersfor research in automotive engine belts (Sandi Miller).
  • DASI Solutions, a 3D printing manufacturer, wants to explore 3D printing with GRC’s aerogels and with LaRC’s additive manufacturing using electron beam free form fabrication technologies(Stephanie Vivod and Robert Hafley).
  • An Entrepreneur-in-Residence who does technology mining at Wayne State said he has been looking for a computational analysis service for advanced materials in transportation and energy applications for years and found it at one of the booths (Evan Pineda) .
  • Lotus, GM, Whirlpool, Sanza, and Hendrickson International are very interested in GSFC’s ultra high resolution microfocus CT for innovative manufacturing technology (Betsy Pugel).
  • NASA talking with TechShop to look into bringing one to Cleveland and other cities with a NASA location. TechShop is a do-it-yourself workshop that provides affordable, open access to a wide range of tools, equipment, resources, and workspace and promotes innovation.

Results and Initial Comments (Cont’d)

  • The Mayor’s Office in the City of Detroit expressed an interest in developing a partnership with NASA Glenn.
  • The technology commercialization specialist from another NASA Center said this was much better than anything they had done and wants to copy it.
  • One GRC researcher admitted to being a skeptic but became a fan and willing participant during the event.
  • And some quotes:
  • Thanks!  Outstanding event.  I just got feedback from GM that the people said it was the best event they ever attended! —David Emerling, Center for Automotive Research and Ohio Manufacturing Institute
  • This first SME Technology Interchange was the best technical symposium that I have attended in years. The lightweighting topic was highly relevant to today’s engineering, materials and manufacturing challenges, not just for automotive, but for all industries. It was also just the right amount and mix of presentation and technology displays, the cost was very reasonable and the venue perfect. Thank you, SME and NASA!--Edward N. Carlson, ENCARLSON ENTERPRISES LLC

Proposed Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC) / Lorain County Community College (LCCC) Energy Sector: Fuel Cell Roadshow

  • Conduct a modified road show to match OFCC members that could benefit from interactions with GRC subject matter experts
  • OFCC/LCCC canvases members to ascertain “needs” that align with GRC competencies through an application/selection process
  • OFCC/LCCC presents list of technology challenges to GRC and serves as facilitator for initial interactions between OFCC member and NASA
  • NASA works with OFCC member and NASA SME’s to schedule up to six hour one on one sessions during the Technology Roadshow Event at LCCC in Fall 2014
  • OFCC conducts post session survey of members’ perspectives on value of NASA interactions and prepares summary briefing to present to GRC Center Director
  • NASA and individual OFCC members consider follow on efforts on case by case basis


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