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1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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

2 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 6

3 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3 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 recent Presidential directive emphasizing enhanced technology transfer……….

4 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 4 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!

5 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Core Competencies Air-Breathing Propulsion In-Space Propulsion and Cryogenic Fluids Management Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments Physical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies in Space 14 Power, Energy Storage and Conversion Communications Technology and Development

6 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Economic Impact Impact Northeast OhioState of Ohio Output $ 1.2 Billion$1.4 Billion Value Added $ 596 Million $668 Million Employment 6,250 Jobs7,538 Jobs Labor Income $465 Million$512 Million Note: Data from an Economic Impact Study prepared by Cleveland State University, June 2013 Employees contribute $10 Million in State and Local Income Taxes 12

7 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Your Title Here 7 SignOffPage NASA Glenn’s Key Products and Services Facilities Test (FT) Services Intellectual Property Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Services Subject Matter Expert (SME) Services “Listen to the voice of the customer” “What keeps you up at night and how can we help?”

8 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 New Tech Transfer / Business Development Outreach Automotive Industry Workshop October 27, GRC Tech Showcase December 2, 2011 GRC is now recognized inside NASA as being proactive in outreach to non-aerospace businesses, striving to support the American economy NASA Midwestern Technology Expo Cleveland, OH November 28-30, 2012

9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 99 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) lotuscars.com/engineering

10 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Many potential partners are in the Midwest! NASA GRC Penn State Cornell Rochester Institute of Technology PPG Alcoa Carnegie Mellon Ohio State Battelle CWRU U. Michigan Purdue U. Dayton AFRL GM Ford Lotus Engineering TARDEC Eaton Parker Hannifin GE Aviation Wisconsin Sectors of economic importance -Aerospace -Energy -Manufacturing -Automotive -Healthcare What partnerships have the best value proposition? Active partnerships Cleveland Clinic CSU

11 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Regional Economic Development Outcomes and Metrics Metrics OutcomesInputs Metrics Business Process Model Outcomes 1.Commercial sector products created/enhanced with traceability to NASA capabilities 2.Jobs created/retained which can be traced to successful outcomes of NASA projects 3.Documented/independently validated impact on critical sectors of U. S. economy 4.Increased public support for investment in NASA research and development projects for space, science, and aeronautics. 1.R&D projects identified/formalized which involve NASA capabilities and non NASA investment 2.Alignment of R&D projects with critical sectors of U.S. economy 3.Level of non NASA investments in R&D projects 4.Stakeholder/partner critical assessments of value proposition of R&D projects to follow on creation of economic development by private sector

12 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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.

13 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Recent Successes

14 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cleveland Adopt a City I

15 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Adopt a City I Cleveland-Cuyahoga County-MAGNET-NASA Mason and Ohio manufacturers celebrate NASA’s partnership with industry in building the innovation economy 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 BioIn VisionZuga Medical, Inc. Mega JouleMorrison Products, Inc. Pile Dynamics, Inc.Gotta Groove Records, Inc. Vadxx EnergySensor Development Corporation Mason and Paul Bartolotta converse about the Manufacturing Innovation Project Adopt a City Economic Impact*Jul 2012-Jun 2013 Number of Jobs Created15 Number of Jobs Retained 2 Number of Units Sold110,000 Revenue Generated$465,000 Private Dollars invested in Projects$472,000 Cost Savings Realized as a Result of Projects$175,000 *Metrics collected by MAGNET using MEP approach

16 National Aeronautics and Space Administration A second round of the Adopt A City program has been launched… ….

17 National Aeronautics and Space Administration “NASA developed analytical models…” “All of that will be extremely valuable to VADXX…our commercialization efforts with our Rockwell-VADXX engineering design team”

18 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Youngstown Road Show December 5, 2013

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20 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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. 20

21 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Detroit Technology Interchange Meeting February 19, 2014

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24 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Results and Initial Comments A Product Development Engineer for Micro-V Group is interested in nano- reinforcement materials for polymers for 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.

25 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Results and Initial Comments (Cont’d)

26 National Aeronautics and Space Administration On Deck… Toledo Road Show June, 2014

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28 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 28 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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