MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) honored Florida Institute of Technology with the Award of Excellence for the Best Performing Platinum Alliance Partner. The award is for the university’s contribution to SATOP and small businesses throughout the United States.
A NASA-funded program, SATOP aims to bring technology from the space program to small businesses and is designed to provide technical assistance to the private sector. SATOP offers up to 40 free hours of technical assistance to help small companies succeed in a challenging and increasingly technologically-reliant business world.
SATOP’s Alliance Partners, which include Florida Tech, are comprised of organizations, colleges, universities and NASA centers that have agreed to provide technical expertise in support of the SATOP program. There are more than 50 Alliance Partners around the country that have contributed more than 30,000 hours of assistance totaling $3 million in value.
CUTLINE: From left, John Politano Florida Tech assistant vice president for research, receives the SATOP award from Ryan S. Greehnough, SATOP director and senior program manager.