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21st Annual New Technology Reporting Program

NTR Award

Pictured left to right: Jacquline Lemoigne-Stewart, Dennis Andrucyk and Nona Cheeks

In recognition of the innovators who participate in the Goddard new technology reporting and technology transfer process or have been awarded a patent, guests were invited to attend the ITPO’s 21st Annual New Technology Reporting Program on March 27, 2014 at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD. During FY2013, Goddard innovators submitted 270 new technology reports and sixteen patents were awarded.  Geoffrey Bland and Ted Miles were presented the James J. Kerley Award in recognition of technical leadership and technology commercial achievement for aeropods. Michael Thacker, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Cessna Aircraft Company, was the keynote speaker. His discussion included drawing a parallel between fostering an appreciation for commercialization at Cessna and at Goddard.

Innovative Initiatives Workshop Spring 2014

Innovation Day

Pictured left to right: Nona Cheeks, Michael Thacker and Dr. Ron Adner

To facilitate a conversation about managing innovations (both technology and business management practices), Goddard management, scientists, and engineers were invited to participate in the ITPO’s Innovative Initiatives Workshop Spring 2014 on March 27, 2014. Dr. Ron Adner, Professor of Strategy at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University, and author of the bestseller The Wide Lens:  What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss,  led a discussion on the importance of interdependent interests of collaborating individual innovators and managers to the collective interest—“big picture”—of Goddard and vice versa.