Ryan S. Greenough <
Director and Sr. Program Engineer
Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) - Florida
Phone: 321.872.1050 x 111 Fax: 321.872.1051
Dear Seminole Chamber of Commerce Members,
The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) a free resource offered through the US Space program for small business.
SATOP is a NASA funded initiative, operated by the State of Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA), which can provide small businesses within your community with up to 40 hours of FREE technical/engineering assistance from an expert in the aerospace industry. The program is directed to all types of business, not just high tech. SATOP utilizes the technical resources of U.S. Space Program participants and contractors, NASA centers, universities and colleges. This is an outstanding opportunity for businesses in your community to access, and a great tool for your organization to provide as an extension of the other services you offer. If we work together, we can help give small businesses a valuable boost which can result in new job creation/retention, increased revenue and sales.
SATOP is a completely free service that is funded by NASA and there are no charges whatsoever associated with accessing the program.
How the Request for Technical Assistance Services Works
1. Businesses submit a one-page Request for Technical Assistance (RTA) form to their respective SATOP center.
2. Once the SATOP staff determines the request is indeed “In Scope”, the request is matched with an engineer, technician, or scientist at a Space Alliance Partner that has the necessary expertise.
3. The representative from the Space Alliance Partner works with the small business remotely via email, fax, and phone to provide a solution. Most requests are resolved within 90 days.
To fill out a Request for Technical Assistance (RTA) or for more information about SATOP, please visit the Web site at www.SpaceTechSolutions.com
There are four SATOP centers in the United States: (1) Melbourne, FL., original site founded in 1995; (2) Houston, Texas, opened in 1998; (3) Syracuse, N.Y., and (4) Santa Fe, N.M. - both opened in 2001.