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Inreach Initiatives

Inreach InitiativesInreach initiatives are programs conducted to educate NASA researchers about the services that SPO provides within Goddard. SPO conducts a number of inreach initiatives each year. Selected initiatives are described generally below (see Events section for calendar of upcoming inreach events):

 

 

Inreach Initiative Purpose Schedule
Innovative Initiatives Series Innovation leaders/authors provide a presentation to help GSFC researchers increasingly expand their thinking about new, innovative processes and ideas. Typically occurs two to four times per year (e.g., announced via Goddard’s internal Dateline postings). Event typically involves a one-hour presentation and Q&A session.
Innovation Roundtable Innovation leaders/authors conduct a roundtable meeting with NASA leaders to more deeply brainstorm how GSFC can innovate and collaborate more effectively. Typically occurs two times per year (announced via Dateline). Event typically involves a 60-90 min. lunchtime roundtable meeting by invitation (often conducted the same day as the Innovative Initiatives Series event).
NTR Award Program SPO and OPC recognize NASA inventors for submitting New Technology Reports (NTRs) and related innovative/collaborative achievements. Held annually and advertised by invitation.
Advancing Innovation Training Provides an introductory orientation on what Goddard inventors need to know about technology transfer, SBIR/STTR, and partnerships. Standard, four-hour sessions are held twice a year (announced via Dateline). Customized sessions are provided to various Goddard code and mission representatives upon request.
SPO Roadshows to Codes/Missions Provide an orientation (introductory or specific) to Goddard researchers regarding technology transfer, SBIR/STTR, and partnerships. SPO representatives can provide guest talks of varying lengths at code/mission staff meetings upon request.

Contact SPO via techtransfer@gsfc.nasa.gov or 301-286-5810 to suggest new SPO initiative ideas.