Wednesday, December 8
10:00-11:00 am

Online
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FREE Registration

The NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funds the research, development and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. During this webinar, you’ll get the chance to interact with the program team and learn how your technology can make an impact on NASA missions or in the commercial marketplace. The webinar will include a short presentation and ample time to ask your unique questions, whether you’re just getting started with our program or are already a well-versed member of the NASA SBIR/STTR community.

If you are a small business with 500 or fewer employees or a non-profit research institution, such as a university or a research laboratory, we encourage you to learn more about the program as a potential source of seed funding for the development of your innovations!

Webinar hosted in collaboration with the Wyoming SBDC Network

Presented by:

Dr. Keith Woodman

NASA SBIR/STTR Mission Directorate Liaison (MDL), Science Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)
Dr. Keith Woodman is NASA’s SBIR/STTR Mission Directorate Liaison (MDL) for the Science Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). He began his career at NASA in 1988 and spent the first part of his career developing technologies for many of NASA’s aeronautic, science, and spaceflight projects. He has a passion for helping people who are developing technologies succeed, especially small companies. He led the design and integration of a hydrogen leak detection system onto the Discovery Space Shuttle and he is the co-inventor of a patented and licensed data acquisition system for vehicles and structures. Since transitioning from systems development, his career has been dedicated to technology assessment and management for many of NASA’s major programs.

Dr. Keith Woodman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from Christopher Newport University; a Master’s of Engineering Management from George Washington University, concentrating in technology assessment; and a Doctorate from Old Dominion University for Engineering Management, concentrating in complex systems analysis and development. In addition, since 2011, he has also served as an adjunct professor for the American Public University System’s Space Studies Department, where he has taught more than 70 graduate-level classes.

Mark Davidson

NASA SBIR/STTR Program JPL Center Technology Transfer Lead (CTTL)
Mark Davidson is a member of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory office of Small Business Innovation and Technology Partnerships Office and NASA’s Western Water Applications office.

He is the JPL Center Technology Transfer Lead (CTTL) for the NASA SBIR Program and a key contributor for the NASA Western Water Applications office in the coordination of projects with western states water managers.

Mark has held positions as the Corporate Director of Business Strategy at Northrop Grumman Corporation where he was responsible for evolving the company's portfolio strategy associated with all defense electronics including space, air, ground and maritime domains and naval systems. In this function he also participated in M&A, Joint Venture, divestitures and spin-off activities. He also worked as a Corporate Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at major aerospace parts distribution company. He is a former Presidential appointee having served in the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment. In addition, Mark is a retired Navy Captain.

Mark has participated in Executive Management studies at the Harvard School of Business focused on Corporate Strategy and valuation. He holds an MBA from the U.S.C. Marshall School of Business, a Diploma from the U.S. Navy War College, and a BA in Physical Geography from U.C.L.A.

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