Tech Transfer - NASA & Juxtopia: Collaborating to Capture
The JURBAN program is run under the Juxtopia® Group, Inc, a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2000. The JURBAN program is committed to bringing attention to the next generation of youth who will; create economic competiveness in the technological workforce, achieve higher paying careers, and build autonomous service robotic systems that have significant impact in their community.
To acheive this goal we need strong parters:
- That is why before entering the Google Lunar X PRIZE Juxtopia signed a Space Act Agreement with Goddard Space Flight Center.
- We are also now proud to announce that Juxtopia has been highlighted in the Fall 2011 Goddard Tech Transfer News Magazine
From the article:
Juxopia: Commitment to Hi-tech Urban Enterprise Juxtopia serves as another good example of working with an organization that has a targeted client base in need of technical solutions. Through interactions with NASA, Juxtopia's technology came to the attention of the IPPO. In turn, Juxtopia talked with scientists from NASA Goddard, NASA Glenn, and Johnson Space Center about potential applications. According to Dr. Doswell, the partnership with NASA Goddard elevated exposure and access to "a lot of great technology for utilization well beyond NASA's original use" - page 9
Figure 1- Juxtopia is the locking puzzle piece next to NASA