Aug 1, 2023
Jenn Gustetic is the Director of Early Stage Innovations and
Partnerships at NASA.
In this episode of Lab to startup, we will learn about various funding mechanisms that NASA provides to support innovation, primarily to support NASA space missions. We talk about the funding process through contracts; differences between grants and contracts; NASA’s involvement once they fund to support researchers and startups; funding dual use technologies; surprising speed of their funding process; partnership opportunities they offer; procurement of technologies by NASA and end with learning about how one can license technologies from NASA. Jenn shared so many stories like that of the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, and other technologies they funded.