In 2002 NASA Ames Research Center began creating strategic partnerships with academic, non-profit and industry partners dedicated to advancing the goals of the NASA Research Park (NRP). Our goal is to foster collaborative, innovative and mutually-beneficial projects that demonstrate the value of co-locating within the NRP to support NASA's space exploration goals.
University and college partnerships bring commitment and enthusiasm to NRP’s goal of advancing the study of science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) as part of the government initiative to increase the overall national performance within these subject areas. NRP's academic partnerships offer formal education for talented students from all around the world, and professional development and training for Silicon Valley's work force.
NRP’s non-profit partners promote technological literacy, showcase American achievements in aeronautics, space and information technology, and stimulate education and learning in science, technology and mathematics. They explore ways to find improved communication systems for handling disasters and maintain the historic significance of Moffett Field.
NRP’s industry partners position themselves for extraordinary opportunities to engage in mutually beneficial cutting-edge research with NASA scientists and engineers. These small, high-tech businesses, now leasing at NRP, conduct research in biotechnology, environmental technology, nanotechnology, communication and homeland security.
Partner profiles and examples of areas for collaboration termed "Opportunity Areas" are available on this page to allow potential partners to better understand the value of joining the NRP and to help NASA viewers identify potential collaborators.