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About the Innovative Partnerships Program Office
 Welcome to the Innovative Partnerships Program Office
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Nona Cheeks, Chief, Innovative Partnerships Program Office

As chief of the Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, I am tasked with ensuring that we live up to our name. Innovation is a long-honored tradition at NASA. It is central to NASA’s ability to research, invent, explore and share the results thereof for applications beyond the space program.

The IPP Office works with the scientific and technical staff to strengthen efforts and procedures to partner with industry, academia, and other government agencies as follows:

  • We endeavor to be innovative in technology infusion efforts—to help meet Goddard needs and NASA mission directorate goals, and to support the growth of growing businesses.
  • We endeavor to be innovative in technology transfer efforts—to better the regional and U.S. economies and to extend the application of Goddard technologies to uses that will serve the public good.
  • We endeavor to be innovative in intellectual property (IP) management —to protect Goddard’s IP and serve the interest and future research capabilities of Goddard scientists and potential licensees.

We endeavor to be innovative in all of these things by strategically positioning Goddard as a technology partner of choice.

Nona Minnifield Cheeks
Chief
Innovative Partnerships Program Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


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