NASA Human Health and Performance Center (NHHPC) member organizations support the advancement of human health and performance innovations, share information, and engage in collaborative projects and events to achieve these goals. If you are interested in membership view our membership criteria and apply online.
For detailed information about NHHPC member organizations, please select the link below for an introductory paragraph and link to the member's website.
+ Air Force Research Lab - 711th Human Performance Wing
The Air Force 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination of three units: the Human Effectiveness Directorate (RH), the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) and the Human Performance Integration Directorate (HP). The synergies of combining the ideas, resources and technologies of these units position the 711 HPW as a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance.
The Wing's mission is to advance human performance in air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation. We support the most critical resource - the men and women of our operational military forces. From concept to deployment, we provide the solutions to achieve an optimum Airman life cycle: acquire, train, equip, enhance and protect. www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/711HPW
+ DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine
The Institute of Aerospace Medicine is the only research institution within DLR that primarily deals with life science problems concerning space flight, aviation, and traffic. The Institute's research activities are focused on the central task of providing for the health and performance of the persons involved (pilot, crew, passenger, astronaut, motorist, resident etc.). Furthermore, from a medical point of view the development of countermeasures to protect humans from the effects of weightlessness, like the loss of bone and muscle mass, is one of our main tasks to enable long-term stays of humans in space. At the same time, when conducting research under microgravity conditions, basic functions of the human body are examined by eliminating the interfering influence of gravity in a system-physiological approach. In the field of psychology the selection of qualified personnel (pilots, astronauts, air traffic controllers) and the development of suitable scientific instruments for the selection procedure are another main task of the Institute. Finally, we also deal with the problem of adaptation of life to extreme environments and take part in projects that are concerned with the search for life in space. www.dlr.de/me/en
:envihab is a medical research facility of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) where the effects of diverse environmental conditions on humans are being analyzed and explored as well as possible countermeasures are being developed. The name :envihab is a combination of the words "environment" and "habitat".
The concept of :envihab is to deal with complex problems of a life support system and the interaction between humans and the environment from a medical, biological and psychological point of view. Major focus will be put on research topics that deal with providing for health and performance of humans. The modular house-in-house concept makes it possible to use the different units and the technical equipment without leaving the building. 12 test persons can permanently be exposed to equal and controlled environmental conditions. Total floor space of :envihab is approx. 3.500 square meters. www.dlr.de/envihab/en
+ FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
The mission of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) is to assure civil aerospace safety through excellence in aerospace medical certification, medical education, human factors research, medical research, and occupational health services. CAMI is located at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) in Oklahoma City, OK, and has a workforce of 200+ civil service employees and 60+ contract employees. The Aerospace Medical Certification Division is responsible for the administration of a program to fulfill the medical certification needs of about 600,000 holders of U.S. pilot certificates (including commercial spaceflight crews). The Aerospace Medical Education Division is responsible for policy development, planning, evaluation, and administration of: 1) Aviation medical examiners (AMEs) appointed to conduct physical examinations and issue FAA airman medical certificates (including commercial spaceflight crews), 2) Medical education programs for AMEs and aerospace crews; including aerospace medicine and physiology, global survival, and aviation human factors, 3) Medical publications and other didactic materials used to promote aerospace safety, and 4) A highly specialized aerospace medical library. The Aerospace Human Factors Research Division conducts an integrated program of field and laboratory performance research in organizational and human factors aspects of aerospace work environments. Research includes human performance under various conditions of impairment, human error analysis and remediation, agency work force optimization, training analysis and career enhancement, impact of advanced automation systems on personnel requirements and performance, human factors evaluations of performance changes associated with advanced multi-function displays and controls in the civil aerospace system, and the psychological aspects of workload and work scheduling on job proficiency and safety in aerospace human-machine systems. The Aerospace Medical Research Division is responsible for enhancing human safety, security, and survivability in civilian aerospace operations. There are three main research activities: 1) Investigation of the injury and death patterns in civilian flight accidents along with meticulous analysis to determine cause(s) and prevention strategies, 2) Development of recommendations for protective equipment and procedures, and 3) Evaluation of options, on behalf of FAA regulatory and medical certification staff charged with the proposal of safety and health regulations addressing all aircraft cabin occupants. This research program identifies human tolerances, capabilities and failure modes (physiological, psychological, and performance) both in uneventful flights, and during civilian inflight incidents and accidents. CAMI has been a key supporter of the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation. CAMI's programs and activities share commonalities and interests with the Health, Performance, Habitability, Research and Education themes of the NHHPC. www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/cami/
+ FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
The Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is the organization within the Federal Aviation Administration responsible for regulating commercial space transportation activities within the United States. AST is responsible for the safety of the general public and property during any U.S. commercial space launch or reentry operations; and is also responsible for encouraging and facilitating the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. AST participates with NASA, the FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, the US Air Force, and other organizations to understand the health and human performance aspects of human space flight - for both suborbital and orbital missions.
+ FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
This membership is for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and at this point should not be interpreted or advertised as representing an Agency level commitment.
+ JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
+ NASA Ames Research Center
Ames Research Center (Silicon Valley) enables exploration through selected development, innovative technologies, and interdisciplinary scientific discovery. Ames provides leadership in Astrobiology; small satellites; robotic lunar exploration; technologies for space exploration; the search for habitable planets; supercomputing; intelligent/adaptive systems; advanced thermal protection systems; and airborne astronomy. Ames develops tools for a safer more efficient national airspace and unique partnerships benefiting NASA's mission. www.nasa.gov/centers/ames
+ NASA Engineering and Safety Center
NASA Engineering and Safety Center's (NESC) mission is to perform value-added independent testing, analysis, and assessments of NASA's high-risk projects to ensure safety and mission success. The NESC engages proactively to help NASA avoid future problems. NESC is an independently funded program with a dedicated team of technical experts that provides objective engineering and safety assessments of critical, high-risk projects. This is the charge of the NESC: an organization dedicated to promoting safety through engineering excellence, unaffected and unbiased by the programs it is evaluating. The NESC is a resource and is meant to benefit the programs and organizations within the Agency, the Centers, and the people who work there. At the core of the NESC is an established knowledge base of technical specialists pulled from the ten NASA Centers and from a group of partners and organizations external to the Agency. This ready group of engineering experts is organized into 18 disciplines areas: Aerosciences, Avionics, Electrical Power, Flight Mechanics, Guidance, Navigation, & Control, Human Factors, Human Space Flight Operations, Life Support/Active Thermal, Loads and Dynamics, Materials, Mechanical Systems, Nondestructive Evaluation, Passive Thermal, Propulsion, Robotics, Software, Structures, and Systems Engineering. The safety, health and performance of human space flight crew are key drivers in NESC projects. www.nesc.nasa.gov
+ NASA Glenn Research Center
At NASA's Glenn Research Center, in partnership with U.S. industry, universities, and other government institutions, we develop critical systems technologies and capabilities that address national priorities. Our world-class research, technology, and flight hardware legacy are keys to advancing human exploration of our solar system and beyond while developing cutting edge aerospace technology for terrestrial use. www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn
+ NASA Johnson Space Center
The Johnson Space Center has been home to all U.S. human space flight programs. Our scientists and engineers are engaged in research and technology development projects encompassing human health and performance, life sciences, and aerodynamics, mechanical, electrical, industrial, propulsion, chemical and computer engineering. We are seeking new and creative ideas to enable our success as we venture beyond low Earth orbit and further explore the universe. www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson
+ NASA Kennedy Space Center
+ NASA Langley Research Center
Solving the tough problems in air, space and earth science is what Langley is known for. Its reputation for exceptional research started soon after Langley was established as the United States' first civilian aeronautics laboratory in 1917. Researchers at Langley are focused on some of the biggest technical challenges of our time: global climate change, access to space and revolutionizing airplanes and the air transportation system. www.nasa.gov/centers/langley
NASA’s SBIR/STTR TecFusion is a custom Open Innovation program designed to meet your technology needs. Through the NASA SBIR/STTR TecFusion Open Innovation process you can tap into a wealth of highly creative and often breakthrough research. Rather than attending conferences and other events in hopes of surfacing a potential partnership, TecFusion will bring highly vetted technologies to your organization. Leveraging the $2.6 billion invested annually in the SBIR/STTR Program leads to increased capability, reduced risk, lower cost, and shortened schedule for your program or project.
+ NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
+ NASA Open Government Initiative
+ NIH - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
+ NIH Program on Public-Private Partnerships
The mission of the NIH Program on Public-Private Partnerships is to facilitate collaborations to improve public health through biomedical research. As NIH's central resource on public-private partnerships, the program provides guidance and advice to NIH and potential partners on the formation of partnerships that leverage NIH and non-NIH resources. http://ppp.od.nih.gov/
+ Office of Naval Research - Warfighter Performance Science & Technology Department
The Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance Science and Technology Department investigates the means for improved warfighter effectiveness through four primary tracts of research investment: manpower, personnel, training and education; human-system design and decision support; warfighter survivability and operational health; and bioengineered systems. Specific initiatives include:
+ Space Florida
Space Florida wishes to attract, attain and expand aerospace/related supply chain businesses that create economic opportunities by: Arranging financial incentives and providing start up and relocation support; and Providing financial and business consulting on business formation, relocation and venture development; and Providing resources, retraining and access to experienced professional workforce; and Development of targeted infrastructure and facilities; and Research and Development opportunities that enable target industry growth.www.spaceflorida.gov
+ United States Agency for International Development
+ United States General Services Administration
The General Services Administration's (GSA) mission is to use expertise to provide innovative solutions for our customers in support of their missions and by so doing foster an effective, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, among other management tasks. GSA's acquisition solutions supplies federal purchasers with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA provides workplaces for federal employees, and oversees the preservation of historic federal properties. Its policies covering travel, property and management practices promote efficient government operations. www.gsa.gov
+ United States Special Operations Command
The United States Special Operations Command is task to provide our Nation with a Special Warfare capability for the Nation's Defense. We support the Geographic Combantant Commander's by providing ready and relevant (properly trained and equipped) forces and synchronizing plans and planning for the Nation's military strategy against terror and terrorist networks. www.socom.mil
The ultimate goal of the IDEA Lab is a more modern and effective government.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius established the HHS IDEA Lab to improve how the Department delivers on its mission. This effort was started as a response to input from the workforce and public to promote advances in organizational management centered around three core beliefs:
Every individual has the ability to improve the health and well-being of Americans;
People are more powerful when working together; and
There is a solution to every problem.
Government agencies may be prime examples of administrative structures that have calcified over time and become resistant to change. Yet, change is both necessary and imminent, as new technology, communication methods, and generational interest conflict with current ”tiered” organizational structures and government agencies learn how to manage the “flattened” organizational models that are succeeding elsewhere. Further, the challenges that HHS faces in serving its mission in the 21st century are evolving and increasingly complex, requiring the organization to adapt and change its approach to finding solutions.
The IDEA Lab exists as the bridge between the old world and a vision of a new, networked world, where value is found in an individual’s talents, as opposed to their position in a hierarchical structure. The foundational effort of the IDEA Lab is to overcome barriers to communication and collaboration between organizational siloes and practices that prevent people from working together. The approach the IDEA Lab takes is based on four tenets:
+ Waitemata District Health Board
Waitemata District Health Board is the largest District Health Board in New Zealand serving 570,000 people in the northern and western areas of Auckland, New Zealand. The Board is funded by the government to provide a full range of integrated hospital and community health services. Waitemata operates over more than 30 sites, with a total of 1048 beds, staff of 6800 and an annual budget of NZ$ 1.5 billion.
Waitemata is determined to be a leader in healthcare delivery with "better, best, brilliant" as one of our driving values. We are determined to provide our community with a continuously improving healthcare experience via a value-driven culture of care. Central to this is our focus on innovation, collaboration, and new models of care and productivity.
Waitemata has recently established a centre for collaborative research and development targeted at improving patient and family experience and outcomes through the adoption of Information Technology (IT) and evidence-based creative design.
The Waitemata Centre for Health IT and Creative Design aims to drive forward our values-based vision for collaborative innovative healthcare delivery recognising that IT empowered and transformed health is increasingly central to better, sooner, more convenient personalised healthcare.
The vision for the Centre recognises the increasing importance of e-health, telehealth, mobility, participatory and anticipatory personalised medicine, and the increasing integration of IT, built environment and process design in broader industry to improve outcomes and customer experience. The Centre has commenced work with two hospital units, a medical ward and a Special Care Baby Unit because of the range of opportunities and challenges these complex environments afford. The technology adoption sites within the District Health Board will act as a canvas for the exploration of new ideas to develop, adapt, implement, evaluate, refine and display innovations, enabling safe and ethical research and development, and aiming to inspire the further ingenuity on which the evolution of our health system depends. Adoption within the sites aims to inspire or catalyze subsequent tailored roll out and cross pollination of ideas.
The vision has at its core the synergy and emergent value that can be derived from collaboration between health sector staff, industry partners, academic institutions and the communities we serve, and the related power of crowd-sourcing and open innovation to solve problems and optimise opportunities.www.waitematadhb.govt.nz
+ Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis Univeristy
For more information visit the Ashton Graybiel web site.
+ Biodesign Institute at Arizona State
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University spurs scientific breakthroughs that improve health, protect lives and sustain our planet. Our research is aimed at:
Strength in Numbers
At the Biodesign Institute, we assemble large, scientifically diverse teams to galvanize great ideas into real-world solutions. We fuse the talents of nearly 700 faculty, staff, students and collaborators whose expertise spans engineering, the biosciences, medicine, computing, economics, public policy and management. This allows us to consider the scalability, affordability and societal implications of the solutions we pursue.
All living systems, simple or complex, are constructed from the same molecular building blocks arranged in infinite variations. By understanding the design principles governing nature, we can tackle many different problems and apply success in one effort to others. Knowledge we use to optimize vaccines, for example, is helping us develop renewable energy. Systems to rapidly identify new pathogens in a pandemic can also be used against bioterrorism. We're even using pioneering methods we developed for water purification to address the obesity epidemic.;
The best way to reduce health care costs is to prevent disease or minimize the need for treatment. We focus on developing safe, effective vaccines and inventing systems that predict or detect diseases at their earliest stage. This approach provides sustainable solutions that improve patient outcomes while reducing costs.
We are repairing existing damage to our planet and are working to prevent further destruction. Projects include:
Revolutionary thinking is needed to protect against new types of threats to our national security and to protect lives worldwide. Our discoveries are enabling better ways to identify threats, avoid problems or quickly respond in difficult situations. Examples include:
Our results-driven approach makes it possible for students to have a real impact on the world. We help launch the careers of postdoctoral researchers, and we provide rigorous training for graduate students, research experiences for undergraduates, and laboratory internships for high school students. At any given time, more than 200 students are engaged in our labs, contributing to discovery and innovation.
A Facility Built for Speed The Biodesign Institute's 350,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to promote interaction and agility. Lab areas flow together with large windows onto a central atrium, allowing high visibility throughout the building. An architectural landmark with more than 20 awards, the facility was named 2006 Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and became Arizona's first building to earn platinum-level LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Accelerating Innovation and Discovery
The Biodesign Institute has filed over 160 patents and has been awarded more than $100 million in research funding from government, nonprofit and industry sources. We provide more than 500 jobs and train students for high-demand careers. Many of our discoveries have been supported by a voter-approved sales tax. For every dollar of this support, we currently generate more than $4.50 in new funding. To accelerate commercial translation of research breakthroughs, we have created the Biodesign Impact Accelerator. This first-of-its-kind approach bridges critical gaps that often impede the progress of valuable innovations. It nurtures technologies through key stages of development and moves them into the private sector once they are viable. http://www.biodesign.asu.edu/
+ Center for Smart Defense
The Center for Smart Defense is a non-profit research collaborative based at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. The Center researches and prototypes strategies for developing better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities by aligning innovations, investments, and incentives in academia and industry with unmet needs in the national security and public safety communities. For more information visit www.smartdefense.org.
+ Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Established in 2008, the Center for Space Medicine (CSM) is an academic unit within Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). CSM’s mission is to be a world academic leader in space biomedical research and education and to translate the advances gained in knowledge and technology to benefit life on Earth. CSM provides a unique, interdisciplinary academic program engaging faculty, students, investigators, physicians, astronauts and others to contribute new discoveries in biomedical science, technology and medicine relevant to space and to life on Earth. For more information visit the CSM Baylor web site.
+ Clemson University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Institute
Clemson University's Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Institute (HF Institute) has 22 faculty members representing Human Factors Psychology and Engineering, Occupational Health Psychology, Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science. The research of the HF Institute has a broad scope with a focus on achieving compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.
The HF Institute can contribute to the NHHPC themes related to health, including occupational medicine, preventive health and behavioral health. The HF Institute can also contribute to the theme of performance, human factors and human system engineering, specifically in the sub-themes related to human/systems interactions, unmanned aerial vehicle operations, occupational human factors, human systems engineering and human factors engineering. www.clemson.edu/hfi
For further information, please contact the HF Institute Director, Dr. Eric R. Muth (email@example.com; 864-656-6741).
+ Columbia University GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
+ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle's Department of Human Factors and Systems is a leader in basic and applied research in aerospace-oriented human performance and response. Research is ongoing in areas like bone conduction of sound; human response to stress; virtual environments for remote team-work; extreme environments; motion (and space) sickness; and various other psychology related studies. The Department offers courses in Psychology, Life Sciences, Ergonomics, Computer Interface Design, and other topics. http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/human-factors/index.html
+The Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) University of Arizona School of Medicine and University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) San Francisco
In 1985, the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) was founded as an ongoing research program between the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations. Since that founding, the mission of CHIP has remained to develop and evaluate innovative health and medical interventions in worksites with both clinical and cost outcomes. From 1990 to 2001, CHIP was located at the Stanford University School of Medicine and since 2002 has been in residence at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tuscon as well as the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco. Emphasis is upon conducting randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in areas including cardiovascular disease (both multifactorial and individual risk factors); chronic pain and back pain; stress management; environmental assessments; nanotechnology monitoring of pharmacy and behavioral compliance; and epigenesis modifications through lifestyle. Overall, the approach is that of an integrative medicine model with an emphasis upon prevention, wellness, and improved performance/productivity. Current CHIP members include Pepsi, IBM, Ford, Prudential, Dow. Walgreens, Thomson Reuters; Mercer, and NASA. Membership is open to companies who share a vision of an evidenced based approach to improving individual and organizational health for greater performance, productivity, and medical cost containment.http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/chip/index.html
+ FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
Stanford University (SU), the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and 33 Research Partners are members of the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. The primary purpose of the COE is to enable world-class multidisciplinary research for commercial space transportation and related supporting areas. Through the COE we will access the various talents of nationally recognized government, academic and industry scientists to conduct research in areas as diverse as space traffic management, human rating launch vehicles, human performance in the space environment and the business case for profitable space transportation. This research will inform the FAA as the Agency develops the policies and regulations for CST. The COE will also create a pool of technical professionals trained in research areas related to the commercial space transportation industry, help finance graduate education, foster cooperative FAA-university-industry research and development (R&D) efforts, and, ultimately, improve the standing of the national commercial space transportation. The COE will also participate in training students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, lead in developing training programs focused on CST, and widely disseminate information to stakeholders and the general public. www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/coe
+ Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) at King's College London
The Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) at King's College London is focused on fundamental questions regarding human physiological function and adaptation in health and disease. It is comprised of biomedical scientists with integrated interests in skeletal muscle, ageing, development, exercise, pain, rehabilitation and the physiology of novel environments. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/biohealth/research/chaps.html A wide variety of disciplines ranging from cell biology to whole body systems neuroscience are used in three overarching research themes: skeletal muscle & ageing; sensory-motor control & pain; and aerospace & extreme environment adaptation. CHAPS is committed to integrative and translational research which is facilitated by collaborations with other research groupings within King's College London and King's Health Partners as well as with external organisations including the European Space Agency, the Brazilian Microgravity Centre, and the Royal Air Force's Centre of Aviation Medicine. Our critical mass of expertise supports a portfolio of unique research-led postgraduate courses and doctoral opportunities. Taught MSc programmes are offered in Human & Applied Physiology, Space Physiology & Health and Aviation Medicine. In addition, CHAPS is also responsible for delivery of the Diploma in Aviation Medicine approved by the Medicine Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians as well as JAA Basic and Advanced Courses in Aviation Medicine and the Intercalated BSc in Aerospace Physiology. Our Aerospace & Extreme Environment Adaptation group investigates responses and adaptation in a multi-disciplinary but integrated fashion often involving development of procedural or technical solutions.
+ International Space University
The International Space University provides a broad and balanced interdisciplinary space studies education in an international intercultural environment across a range of academic programs. A key element in all of the ISU programs is the study of space life sciences and human space flight. ISU will the information collected by students during their Team Projects, personal assignments, and masters theses in the field of Human Health and Performance. Recent examples include studies of human missions to the Moon and near-Earth asteroids, a roadmap of research on human physiology and psychology using space flight analogs, the role of space assets in e-Health, and Human-Robot Interaction for space applications. ISU project reports may be downloaded from the ISU web site at www.isunet.edu/.
+ Lincoln Center Institute
+ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, several laboratories are engaged in research to advance human health and improve human performance as related to the exploration of space. Research is aimed at better defining the physiological and cognitive limitations of astronauts and optimizing overall human-vehicle system effectiveness and safety. The approach is interdisciplinary, utilizing techniques from manual and supervisory control, estimation, signal processing, biomechanics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, sensory-motor physiology, human factors, and biostatistics. In addition, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology offers an NSBRI supported PhD program in Bioastronautics. www.mit.edu
+ National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics
The NCNBE mission is to establish collaborating research laboratories and network throughout the state of California and beyond in order to rapidly develop solutions for neurological disorders employing advances in nanotechnology, stem cell research, medical devices (nano-bio-electronics) to help wounded warriors while fostering biotech spinoffs for the purpose of job creation.
NCNBE promotes the public welfare and improves patient care through the translation of new technologies into life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The center is committed to excellence in education, and scientific discovery. The NCNBE achieves its mission through multi-disciplinary collaborations/consortium with government agencies, patient advocacy groups, educational institutions, private sector, industry, and philanthropic organizations. www.brainmappingfoundation.org
+ New York University School of Medicine
+ Professor Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School
+ Rice Space Institute at Rice University
The aim of the Rice Space Institute is to become a world leader in promoting and participating in the human and robotic exploration of space by fostering interdisciplinary research and education in collaboration with academic, business, industry and government partners. Our primary focus areas are Life Sciences, Robotics and Advanced Materials.
+ Texas A&M University and the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies
The Texas A&M University System encompasses eleven universities, seven state agencies, and a comprehensive health science center, which together reach 115,000 students, 30,000 faculty and staff, and approximately 20 million citizens yearly – including an HBUC and multiple Hispanic-serving institutions. TAMU is the largest Top 10 College of Engineering in the nation with a preeminent aerospace engineering program offering diverse resources critical to NASA's mission. Internationally acclaimed programs in veterinary medicine, health science, and advanced imaging (TIPS) are able to support core biological and pre-human clinical studies necessary for modeling physiologic countermeasures for long duration human space flight. Texas A&M is a major space grant university that boasts a tradition of government service and collaboration and is located in a "Space State" with close proximity to the Johnson Space Center where the initial human space flight program initiated. Moreover, the Texas A&M System provides an ideal gateway into elementary and secondary education in both urban and rural environments while providing NASA with a strong platform that will augment the agency's investment in innovative STEM programs focused on the biomedical space sciences. No institution is better positioned or more prepared than TAMU to collaborate with JSC/NASA in developing innovative human health and performance initiatives necessary for long duration spaceflight and the planned human colonization of space.
+ The Patricia Hilliard Robertson Center for Aviation Medicine - Indiana Regional Medical Center
The Patricia Hilliard Robertson Center for Aviation Medicine at Indiana Regional Medical Center provides pilots and aircrews access to FAA, NASA Reduced Gravity Flight, and corporate-required flight physicals and aerospace health education. The Center for Aviation Medicine is named in honor of Homer City (Pa) native, Patricia Hilliard Robertson, M.D. Dr. Robertson, a graduate of Homer Center High School (1980) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1985), served as a flight instructor and family physician in Erie, Pennsylvania before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1997, where she was later selected to join the astronaut program. She made significant contributions in the areas of aviation and aerospace medicine through clinical practice and research. Dr. Robertson perished on May 24, 2001 from injuries sustained in a plane crash in Manvel, Texas. www.indianarmc.org
+ The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
+ Tufts Center for Engineering and Education Outreach
The members of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach are dedicated toward improving engineering education in the classroom; from Kindergarten to college. We have a research program aimed at understanding how kids and adults learn engineering. This research then informs our development of various educational tools. We collaborate with a number of companies to bring these tools into the classroom and then our outreach arm works with teachers around the world to further refine these tools and to support the teacher-user community. The Center houses faculty, staff, and graduate students from engineering disciplines and the education department. http://ceeo.tufts.edu
+ University College London Centre for Space Medicine - Mullard Space Science Laboratory
The Centre for Space Medicine focuses on both the facilitation of human space exploration and the improvement of quality of life on Earth through open innovation and cross-disciplinary application of techniques and technology. The Centre is inherently interdisciplinary in nature involving BioMedical, Cognitive, Robotics/Engineering, Information Technology and Space Sciences domains. For more information visit the CSM web site.
+ University of Hawaii
+ University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance
The UH Department of Health and Human Performance provides undergraduate and graduate educational experiences for students focused on understanding, developing, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Our undergraduate program offers a blend of academic coursework and fieldwork opportunities designed to develop highly informed and skilled professionals in the exercise, health and fitness, sports administration, and nutrition industries. Our graduate programs combine academic coursework with world-class research experiences leading to M.S. degrees in Exercise Science, Human Nutrition, or Human Space Exploration Sciences, M.Ed. degrees Physical Education, or Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Our faculty is involved in a variety of sponsored research projects with collaborators at UH, the Texas Medical Center, NASA and other investigators throughout the world. http://hhp.uh.edu/
+ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Beckman Institute
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, founded in 1867, is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. UIUC is distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. UIUC graduate education programs include the Medical Scholars Program and the Neuroscience Program. UIUC interdisciplinary research includes world-class leadership in bioengineering, psychology, neuroscience, physiology, physics, chemistry, and biology, and is fostered by the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. www.illinois.edu
+ University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
UTMB, in collaboration with NASA-JSC, has provided an aerospace medicine education program since 1993 with the initiation of a space medicine fellowship for physicians. Joint activities have rapidly expanded and now cover space-related education, research, administration, clinical care, and operations. The current aerospace medicine residency began in 1996 and has placed 24 physician graduates in human spaceflight support positions at the Johnson Space Center. More recently, UTMB has added the Flight Analog Research Unit, Short Radius Centrifuge, and Stand Alone Zero Gravity Locomotion Simulator to support spaceflight medical research in cooperation with NASA. Beginning in 2003, UTMB began supporting commercial human spaceflight activities and currently provides medical support for Space Adventures, Zero G Corporation, and Virgin Galactic. UTMB is uniquely positioned to provide in-depth medical analysis and perspective on spaceflight participants. Such medical knowledge and capabilities will be extremely important in developing standards, training regimes, and vehicles for commercial space transportation systems. www.utmb.edu
+ Alpine Strategy Group, LLC
ALTEC – Advanced Logistics Technology Engineering Center – is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions. ALTEC is a public-private company owned by the major European space company, Thales Alenia Space (51%), the Italian Space Agency ASI (29%) and the public consortium ICARUS (20%) formed by local authorities and by Finmeccanica. ALTEC is based in Turin and has liaison offices at NASA and ESA. ALTEC services ranging from engineering and logistics support, training of astronauts, to support experiments in biomedicine in particular, the processing of scientific data, the development and management of the ground segment of space programs and the promotion of space culture.www.altecspace.it
Aptima, Inc. is a small business with a mission to maximize the performance of humans and sociotechnical systems. By combining the principles of social science with quantitative computational methods, Aptima delivers innovative products and services to ensure the best use of new technology, and to design automated systems for effective use by people. Aptima also conducts research and development to allow commanders and organizations to overcome information overload and multi-agency analysis and planning challenges. Furthermore, Aptima delivers training systems to enhance cognitive and decision-making skills. Aptima combines its expertise in human health and behavior with cutting edge computational modeling techniques to develop systems that rehabilitate cognitive impairments and monitor for and alleviate operator stress. www.aptima.com
+ Astrowright Spaceflight Consulting LLC
+ BioGuard Research & Development, Inc.
BioGuard Research and Development, Inc. (BG/R&D) staff have been engaged in the development and commercialization of sustained-release products since 1976 when products development activities were being supported by the US Department of Energy, prior to spin-out of BioGuard in 1997. Over the past 30 years, BG/R&D staff have been successfully commercialized products employing this technology in the areas of spun-bonded fabrics (Reemay, Inc.'s BioBarrier® geotextile fabrics) designed to function for 30+ years in below ground applications, buried agricultural drip emitters designed to prevent root intrusion for 15+ years (GeoFlow's RootGuard®), impregnated sewer gaskets (Mantaline's RootShield), a laminated film designed to protect new homes from termite intrusion for 25 years (Syngenta's Impasse®), and, a soon to be commercialized, sprayable polyurethane long-term 50-yr termite repelling product (TermiGuard's Repel). Additionally, BG/R&D has been working with USDA/ARS Gainesville staff under a CRADA on the development of sustained release delivery systems for cockroach attractants, fire ant attractant and repellent delivery systems as well as on fire ant toxic pesticide delivery systems. www.bioguardtech.com
Biomatrica, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing innovations for preservation of biological materials. The platform provides a sustainable technology for room temperature-based stabilization of biological samples including DNA, RNA, proteins, cells and assays. Biomatrica's product portfolio ranges from collection to transport and biostabilization products, increase assay capabilities, and provide short and long-term storage solutions of biological samples at ambient conditions. The products offer significant savings in energy, hardware, and reagent costs for storage and preservation of these materials over current cold storage solutions. Biomatrica's technology protects biological material from degradation and provides superior sample quality. www.biomatrica.com
+ Carlow International Incorporated
Carlow International is a woman-owned small business dedicated for the past 32 years to human systems integration (HSI) research, development and application. This has involved developing and applying human systems integration (HSI) principles, tools, methods and data to complex human-machine systems for government organizations and industry in the US, Canada, Europe and the Far East. Human systems integration is a combination of the disciplines of experimental psychology and systems engineering. It is devoted to enhancing the usability of user interfaces through human factors engineering design, development of personnel skill, proficiency and competency through selection and training, and safeguarding the health, safety and survivability of system users in hostile environments.
We are strategists who provoke, connect & market to achieve results. To us, "cause" is a verb. We help companies, non-profits and government agencies shift they way people think, act and fund ideas. www.causeshift.com/
+ Cazneau Group
The Cazneau Group is an impact investment solutions company working to surface and incubate sustainable business opportunities that deliver measureable impact. The Cazneau Impact Investment Platform™ is applicable across industries, however Cazneau specializes in bringing diverse systems of players together around complex healthcare challenges.
+ Charles River Laboratories
+ Decision Strategies
+ Delafield Solutions
Delafield Solutions is an innovation company that has high impact, disruptive technology to reduce microbial loads continuously in occupied spaces. Learn more at: www.delafieldsolutions.com
+ DNA Medicine Institute
With over 10% of US physicians as members, Doximity is the largest private network for physicians. Physicians can save time finding the right experts for patient care by searching through our database of over 700,000 MD profiles for contact and training information, and then exchange HIPAA-compliant messages and mobile faxes to improve physician-to-physician communication, a historically unaddressed and critical need considered to be one of the greatest causes of medical error and adverse events. As the first and only identified and verified medical communications platform, Doximity eliminates location and time restraints, enabling physicians to consult a community of clinical experts and coordinate patient care in one virtual space. Doximity is a mobile app available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android, and also accessible on the web at doximity.com
+ Exploration Architecture Corporation
Exploration Architecture Corporation (XArc) is a privately held company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, providing multi-disciplinary Space Architecture consulting services for human space exploration with a focus on the planning and design of planetary surface systems for human exploration and habitability. The firm is comprised of aerospace industry professionals with broad-based capabilities in the fields of space architecture, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, visualization and simulation science, industrial design, systems engineering, human factors engineering, and related human spaceflight disciplines. XArc provides design and development services for architectural systems in the aerospace domains of orbital architecture, planetary surface architecture, and Earth-based space facilities architecture. Space Architecture is at the core of understanding technology development needs for human habitation on harsh distant worlds and in the extreme environment of space. www.explorationarchitecture.com
+ Further by Design
Further is a collaboration solutions group supporting companies, governments, non-profits and investors to accelerate the development of effective partnerships to address key challenges. www.furtherbydesign.com/
Futron Corporation is a leading provider of decision management solutions for aerospace, telecommunications and other technology enterprises. Its innovative business and market management, safety and risk management, and technology and program management products and services create better decisions and better futures for government, commercial, and international clients. NHHPC topics of interests include space and aviation medicine safety and risk management, human factors, commercial and international space development, economics and business strategy and analysis, communications and outreach, and technology and program management. www.futron.com
+ Gartner, Inc.
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in 12,000 distinct organizations. www.gartner.com/technology/
GE is imagination at work. From Jet engines to power generation, financial services to water processing, medical imaging to media content, GE people worldwide are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that help solve the world's toughest problems. www.ge.com
+ Green Leader Limited
We are a fully independent technical consultancy centred in the United Kingdom, providing electrical engineering support to the rail industry. We advise on commercial, technical and safety issues relating to a.c. and d.c. electrified railways, urban transit, light rail, metros, subways and plant and equipment for rail applications. Assignments for our Clients include much technically demanding work at strategic and senior level. We are also involved in 'hands on' investigative work and support during implementation. Our advice is based on many years of design and technical management experience within the railway and associated industries. Our expertise is constantly kept up to date and relevant to the changing needs of our Clients. www.greenleader.co.uk
+ IBM Global Business Services
+ General Mills
At General Mills, our goal is to make consumers' lives healthier, easier, and richer. Millions of people around the globe enjoy our products every day, and we count on new product innovation to help us continue to meet the evolving needs of those consumers. We believe that there is a great opportunity for us to enhance and accelerate our innovation efforts by teaming up with world-class innovators from outside of our company. Our relationship with NASA goes back to 1962 when astronaut Scott Carpenter launched into space on Aurora 7 carrying the first solid space food – small cubes developed by The Pillsbury Company's research and development department, now a division of General Mills. Today, innovation drives all areas of our business. Whether we're adding benefits to food or finding new ways to reach people, innovation at General Mills is about connecting people inside the company and across the globe to imagine new possibilities and create solutions. While General Mills is known for breakthroughs in food technology, our rich history of innovation goes beyond the grocery aisle to include philanthropic initiatives, the creation of popular advertising icons, and even the development of ALVIN, a deep sea submarine. For more information, please visit our collaborative innovation website: https://genmills.inno-360.com
+ Health 2.0
Health 2.0 Houston aims to: 1) Facilitate collaboration between healthcare stakeholders; 2) Promote the adoption of promising technologies that make healthcare more effective, affordable and accessible; and showcase health-related technology in the Greater Houston area. 3) Health 2.0 Houston hosts speakers, code-a-thons and other events. The group welcomes entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, medical professionals, developers, policy makers and anyone interested in using technology to improve healthcare.
Health 2.0 Houston is a chapter of the national Health 2.0 organization, a worldwide movement of people who want to revolutionize healthcare and improve health outcomes by using technology to empower patients, medical professionals and other stakeholders in health. For more information, please visit our website: www.health20houston.com
+ HELLO HEALTHCARE
The aim of HELLO HEALTHCARE is to become Africa's leading primary healthcare services provider group and in the process leave the world in a better state than we found it in. For more information, please visit our website: www.hellohealth.ch
Since 2001, InnoCentive has helped corporate, government and non-profit organizations to better innovate through crowdsourcing, strategic consulting services and internal Software-as-a-Service offerings. The company built the first global Web community for open innovation where organizations or "Seekers" submit complex problems or "Challenges" for resolution to a "Solver" community of more than 200,000 engineers, scientists, inventors, business professionals, and research organizations in more than 200 countries. Committed to unleashing diverse thinking, InnoCentive Continues to introduce new products and services exemplifying a new corporate model where return to investors and individual passion go hand in hand with solving mankind's most pressing problems.
InnoCentive is looking forward to contributing insights and key learning to the NHHPC through the use of our Open Innovation Model and our experience with corporate and government clients in solving difficult research and technology development problems. Our insights on innovative approaches, effective challenge definition and relating key metrics for collaboration will assist the NHHPC in applying diverse thinking on the health, habitability, performance and human factors initiatives to be addressed in this forum. www.innocentive.com
Winner of the prestigious NASA George M. Low Award for outstanding quality and performance, Jacobs is recognized in the industry for its dedication to excellence, safety, and customer service. Jacobs has a highly skilled and innovative workforce providing expertise, products, and services in engineering design, development, and testing, as well as scientific research and analysis. Jacobs is committed to advancing American scientific and space exploration goals. www.jacobs.com
+ Johnson & Johnson, Corporate Office of Science and Technology
The Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), a division of Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., was established in 1978 to foster our company's long-standing focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It was formed by assembling a team of senior scientists and clinicians whose primary objective is to identify, nurture, and guide emerging technologies and products, ensuring that Johnson & Johnson's long history of success continues well into the future. COSAT constantly seeks out scientific breakthroughs. We explore technologies as diverse as molecular diagnostics, cell therapies, nutritionals, medical devices, health care informatics platforms and bioartificial organs.
+ Jump Associates, LLC.
Jump helps companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones, and helps government, foundations and nonprofits increase their impact. By defining a clear strategy for growth, we help committed leaders unleash the talent of their organizations. Over the years, we've had the opportunity to work with some amazing folks, companies like GE, Samsung, Target, and FedEx. Together, we've defined profitable new growth platforms and built the systems, processes, and metrics to make significant change a reality. And we've occasionally changed the world in the process. Visit: www.jumpassociates.com for more information.
+ Launch Dream, LLC.
Public Private Innovations (PPI) is a transformative Federal Technology Accelerator and Partner Consortium focused on: Creating, growing, adapting and deploying highly efficient and effective technology products and productized services for the public sector with minimum taxpayer resources and private sector partnerships. Building highly competitive federal contractors and technology suppliers that maximize public value for governments and citizens with minimum taxpayer resources. The goal of PPI is to drive public value through private growth. Public value is the delivery of high quality, results based services that drive citizen satisfaction and builds trust in public enterprises. Private growth is the increased generation of revenue, profits and intrinsic value of portfolio companies. Visit: www.publicprivateinnovation.com for more information.
+ Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)
The Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) is a leading partner of the Federal Government providing 21st century technology solutions in Biometrics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Information Management. The IS&GS-Civil product line brings together lines of business from several IS&GS companies to create an organization aligned with the civil agency marketplace; lines of business include: Energy Solutions, Exploration & Mission Support, Financial & Data Solutions, Health & Life Sciences, IT & Security Solutions and Transportation Solutions.The Exploration & Mission Support line of business provides support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at the JSC through the Bioastronautics Contract as a subcontractor to Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering. Visit: www.lockheedmartin.com/us/isgs.html for more information.
+ Kimberly-Clark Corporation
+ Manna Energy Limited
Manna Energy Limited is a social enterprise committed to the eradication of poverty through the implementation of sustainable, environmentally sound technologies for clean energy, clean water and self-sustainable economies that foster health, education, and gender equality. Manna's unique expertise leverages the availability of existing economic structures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enabling the distribution of technologies to help reduce poverty. Nearly a billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water. Water-borne disease is a leading cause of illness in the developing world, contributing to the death of two million children every year, on average. Manna has developed our US patent-pending community scale surface water treatment systems, improved point-of-use water treatment systems, rainwater catchment systems, remote monitoring and control systems for technologies deployed in remote communities, biogas generators for energy generation and sanitation improvement, fuel briquetting, and high efficiency cook stoves. These technologies and sustainable deployment services directly address public health and human performance by improving the welfare and livelihoods of citizens in developing communities. www.mannaenergy.com
Marblar is a creative playground that takes over-looked technology and unleashes a crowd of multi-disciplined, brilliant Marblars to discover new applications. It is like a big game where many minds work together to realise the promise of science. Working with tech holders, we find the best technology deserving of a second look and transform these into challenges for the crowd of Marblars. The best ideas win points, kudos, and prizes. Best yet anyone can tackle any challenge. We don't care what your background is…we care about your applied brilliance. To learn more, visit www.marblar.com.
+ MCore FTS
MCore FTS is a leader in making functional training equipment. Your core is engaged at all times during exercise on our flag ship product the MCore TS3 functional training bench. Our product adjust to you, so you have the most effective workout possible. Ergonomically designed to fit the human body our products are unmatched in the Health and Fitness industry. To learn more, visit www.mcorefts.com.
Mobiquity is a professional services firm that creates innovative and engaging mobile solutions for organizations across many industries, including healthcare. Mobile health (mHealth) is set to transform healthcare from a system that revolves around physicians and hospitals to one that actively engages the patient in their own health and well-being. We work with clients to use gamification and analytics to change patient behavior and increase compliance, helping people to get healthy and stay healthy. Mobiquity is focused on continuing to find effective ways to change behavior through the 5Ps of healthcare—Predictive, Preventive, Parametric, Point of Care and Personalization – and look forward to working with the other members of the NHHPC to advance this effort. To learn more, visit www.mobiquityinc.com.
+ NanoRacks LLC
NanoRacks brings together entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers who have real-life experience and share a passion for space including humanity’s utilization of low-earth orbit. We provide the ultimate ‘Plug and Play’ microgravity research facilities allowing small standardized payloads to be plugged into any of our platforms, providing interface with the International Space Station power and data capabilities. www.nanoracks.com
+ NASTAR - National Aerospace Training & Research Center
The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) Center is a commercially available, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to improving the health and safety of crew and passengers in extreme environments – such as space. Recognized as the US leader in space training programs or the emerging commercial spaceflight industry, it is also the only company to date to receive FAA Safety Approval for its Space Training Programs, The NASTAR Center is uniquely positioned to replicate flight profiles and the real-world flight environments to facilitate human factors and hardware/payload testing goals. www.nastarcenter.com
+ Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc. is committed to advancing human health and performance through new technologies, innovative programs and business models, and dynamic collaborations. Harnessing its core competencies of design and innovation as well as its deep knowledge of the athlete, NIKE enables humans to reach their highest potential through world class products and services. NIKE is committed to best servicing all athletes whether they be on earth or in space and is eager to work with other members of the NHHPC to accomplish that goal. www.nikebiz.com
+ ObjectSecurity, LLC
ObjectSecurity is an information security specialist company with a highly innovative technology portfolio and a strong consulting, R&D, services track record. ObjectSecurity was founded in 2000 by leading information security experts and has offices in Palo Alto, CA, USA, and Cambridge, UK. The company is (among numerous other topics) a thought-leader in security automation (model-driven security) and semantic requirements engineering (semantic wikis). www.objectsecurity.com
+ Our IdeaWorks, LLC
Our IdeaWorks is an Innovation and Lean Customer Research consultancy that helps companies connect to customers and other stakeholders to discover business opportunities, accelerate growth, and build and deliver successful products and services. We offer open innovation consulting, qualitative market research (including ethnography, observations, interviews, and usability studies), collaborative workshops, and user experience design. Learn more at www.ourideaworks.com.
As a leader in Health and Well-Being on Earth, Philips is proud to join NASA and fellow members of NASA's Human Health and Performance Center in improving health and well-being in space! The health and well-being of astronauts during space exploration is critical to successful NASA missions, and the employees of Philips welcome the collaboration that will continue the pace of innovation in space, with the promise of developing space age medical technologies for broad uses here on Earth. www.healthcare.philips.com/us_en
+ Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Established in 1920, Pitney Bowes is a $5.6 billion company that understands the link between a culture of health for its employees and the Company's culture of innovation. As a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the programming and measurement ofemployee health and wellness initiatives, Pitney Bowes has been delivering innovation for more than 90 years. Pitney Bowes provides software , hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
+ Primary Care Innovation Consulting
Consulting is a medicine for business. Like in healthcare, current consulting deals with symptoms and treatment of diseases. We suggest to introduce an old fashioned "family doctor" into consultancy and emphasize prophylactics and treatment of causes, not symptoms. Our consultancy, like a Primary Cary Physician will check in on client’s health, do "vaccination" as it grows and be able to bring in all necessary specialists and treatments when and if necessary.
+ Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble Co. is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, and is credited with many business innovations including brand management and the soap opera. It is the largest manufacturer of quality, innovative consumer goods in the world, and sells products in more than 180 countries. It's brands include Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always, Pantene, Mach3, Bounty, Dawn, Gain, Pringles, Charmin, Downey, Lenor, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head and Shoulders, Wella, Gillette, Braun and Fusion. www.pg.com
+ Satellite Applications Catapult
The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a network of UK technology and innovation centres, funded by the UK Government. Launched in April 2013, the Catapult’s remit is to drive economic growth through the commercialisation of research. Its vision is to support UK industry through the acceleration of the growth of satellite applications, and to contribute to the UK capturing 10% share of the global space market predicted by 2030. It aims to achieve this by exploiting the innovation potential in the UK industrial and academic communities by being a focal point where small and medium enterprises, large industry and end-users can work together with researchers to challenge barriers, explore and develop new ideas, and bring these to commercial reality. The Catapult network is keen to work with International Partners for mutual benefit and can provide an effective bridge into UK and European opportunities and capability. sa.catapult.org.uk
+ Science Application International Corporation (SAIC)
+ Simplicity Health System
Simplicity Health Systems is dedicated to the premise that health information should be ubiquitous and pervasive. Simplicity is a leader in health information exchange, pioneering new technologies that both preserve the autonomy and security of the information owner’s data, while facilitating system interoperability for sharing that information across disparate and distributed health information systems. Simplicity leverages its deep experience to drive value to its clients and the overall health community. www.simplicityhealthsystems.com
+ Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT)
Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT) is a small business passionate about improving information flow between humans, and between humans and technology, making interactions more safe, efficient, productive, and pleasant. This translates into advancing research in human factors and artifical intelligence through interdisciplinary collaboration with government, academic, commercial, and non-profit partners. Come visit us and see demonstrations of prior work at www.sift.info
+ SolaMed Solutions, LLC.
SolaMed's mission is to improve health and well-being through the analysis and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge. www.solamedsolutions.com
+ Space Medicine Associates
Space Medicine Associates is dedicated to the health and safety of the personal space traveler and provides multidisciplinary space medicine and bioastronautics consultation, training and oversight in support of all aspects of off-world travel. Serving both the commercial launch industry and the personal space traveler, Space Medicine Associates endeavors to safely open human spaceflight to as many individuals as possible.
Space Medicine Associates consists of founders and advisors with a broad range of aerospace medical, general medical, and human factors expertise. We welcome and support collaboration between NHHPC member organizations on advancing human systems research for the purpose of extending manned spaceflight capabilities in low earth orbit and beyond. www.spacemedicineassociates.com/
Astronauts are exposed to prolonged radiation during space exploration. This can trigger a variety of diseases including cancer, immune failure, and neurological effects. As a result, the development of countermeasures that can be used by astronauts to ameliorate the effects of radiation in space is a priority. RLIP76, licensed by Terapio Corporation from UTA and UNTHSC, is a ubiquitous protein that protects the cell's normal physiologic defense system against radiation and is an attractive candidate as a space radiation countermeasure.
Radiation damage occurs from several mechanisms including generation of reactive oxygen species and peroxidation processes. RLIP76 functions to naturally transport resulting toxic byproducts out of the cell before damage or death is initiated, reducing radiation damage. Data shows that both wild type mice and those genetically deficient in the RLIP76 protein benefit from RLIP76 treatments administered intravenously or orally before or after radiation exposure.
Terapio, funded by NIH, is producing RLIP76 as an Acute Radiation Syndrome countermeasure and is interested in expanding our treatment to combat radiation exposure in space by pursuing collaborative opportunities. www.terapio.com
+ The Institute for Regenerative and Antiaging Medicine (ISMERIAN)
The Institute for Regenerative and Antiaging Medicine (ISMERIAN) is a unique center in Europe specializing in personalized, preventive and antiaging medicine and using state of the art technologies to improve human health and performance. To learn more, visit www.ismerian.org and www.filippo-ongaro.it.
+ The Matrixx Power Suit Company
The Matrixx Power Suit Company has Patented Weighted Compression Technology with Resistance. This technology is a unique patented design using thin rubber weights that allows anyone; Men, Women, and Children whether they are athletes, stay at home moms or dads, businessmen & women, service men & women, rehab patients or even astronauts to have a healthier lifestyle and live longer. The user can put different amounts of weight on various muscle groups and when combined with the compression aspect creates different levels of Torque (resistance) simultaneously. This suit can be used while training, jogging, running errands, during sports, etc. no matter where the user is; on land, in the water or in space. It can be used to lose weight, build muscle, increase bone density as well as increase blood and oxygen flow. The Matrixx Power Suit is the most comfortable weighted compression training system you will ever wear. It has a custom fit for a variety of users and is machine washable.. To learn more, visit www.thematrixxpowersuit.com.
+ TopCoder, Inc.
TopCoder, Inc. enables government and commercial customers to obtain innovative, high-quality software and algorithmic solutions more quickly and at lower cost by conducting competitions among a world-wide community of highly-rated technology experts. TopCoder's competition methodology delivers enterprise-class software applications, mobile apps, user interface designs, and analytical and predictive algorithms by engaging a pre-existing community of hundreds of thousands of technologists who participate in these competitions. TopCoder has partnered with NASA and Harvard Business School in creating the NASA Tournament Lab and works closely with NASA in advancing the goals of NASA's Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation.
+ TRID System
With terrorism on the rise all over the world, attention is now focused on the potential to identify them at the port entries or at public places, passively from remote distances and in shortest possible time. In either of these cases, unambiguous identification of the suspected individuals is a very important defense requirement against terrorism. In this paper we explore the potential for the use of visible light (or IR) in passive and remote detection of human face characteristics particularly, the colors of the individual’s eyes to achieve the goal. While many techniques including fingerprinting, iris recognition, and proportions of individual’s facial characteristics are in use to-day, our focus is on identification that utilize optical absorption strengths of the colors of eye or other features of human face that clearly isolates one person from others. Learn more at www.tridsystem.weebly.com.
Tympanogen is a medical device company whose mission is to set a new standard of care for treating tympanic membrane perforations. These perforations can result from ear infection complications, as well as blast injuries and extreme pressure changes. Left untreated, these perforations may lead to recurrent infection, hearing loss, nerve and brain damage. Current therapies require invasive surgeries with potentially low success rates. Our patent-pending gel patch product, called Perf-Fixâ¢, replaces the current surgical therapy with a nonsurgical method. Perf-Fixâ¢ has been shown to double the success rate of the current surgical procedure while actively preventing recurrent infection. We are offering the singular nonsurgical alternative among currently available products for repairing perforated tympanic membranes.
+ UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is a Fortune 25 health and well-being company devoted to helping people live healthier lives. Innovation in advancing the prevention, organization and delivery of health services is a core competency of its multidisciplinary family of companies. The praiseworthy goal of the NHHPC to develop novel and improved health care is aligned with the passion and competencies of UnitedHealth Group and we are honored to participate in the forum. www.unitedhealthgroup.com
+ Urban Green Design
Urban Green Design brings together a team of experts in various fields, architecture, engineering, agriculture engineering and biology among others, with high professional skills, experience in the field and a marked entrepreneurial spirit. We bring green to the Smart City Environment concept. Striking the balance between nature and human activity is the key to a better, healthier and more sustainable future for everyone. Work for a sustainable world today and tomorrow will see a hopeful future. Urban Green Design is involved in the concept Smart Environment for the purpose of creating innovative and ecological spaces worldwide. Vertical gardens have emerged as new construction components for buildings: they increase green areas in urban settings, fight the heat island effect and improve life’s quality of people who live surrounded by asphalt. Until now these were limited to opaque vertical gardens (green walls) or horizontal (green roofs). Urban Green Design has opened a new path of research on vertical gardening, designing a translucent structure that allows choosing the degree of lighting you want to enjoy. Urban Green Desing uses biomimetics in the design and conceptiualization processes. www.ugreendesign.com
UsersInnovate helps organizations to innovate together with users and customers by using the latest user innovation methods and cases to find innovative users, empower them to innovate, co-create with them and to capture what is developed. We wish to contribute to NHHPC with our extensive hands-on experience of working with user innovation projects in many different organisational settings in Europe and in the USA. www.usersinnovate.com
+ Waypoint 2 Space Inc.
Waypoint 2 Space is the only domestic provider of fully comprehensive and immersive Sub-Orbital and Orbital space training. Through our four space training programs: Level 1- Spaceflight Fundamentals: An Introduction to Astronaut Training, Level 2- Sub-Orbital Training, Level 3- Orbital Training and Level 4- Payload Specialist Training we prepare individuals to visit, live or work in space. At Waypoint 2 Space, we are proud to be leading the evolution of Commercial Spaceflight Training through our collaboration with NASA centers and industry experts. Operating from the global hub of space technology at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas our team has designed an FAA safety approved, comprehensive instructional program that is setting the standard for the Commercial Space Industry. www.waypoint2space.com
+ Wexford Group International
The Wexford Group International is a global consulting company with a select and growing team of loyal clients and employees. Wexford started in 1997 in Vienna, VA, and opened its Columbus, GA office in 2002. The Southern Pines, NC office opened in 2005, and Olathe, KS in 2007. Acquired by CACI in 2007, we continue to provide specialized consulting services by applying the unique problem solving skills of a diverse and specially chosen team of dedicated consultants. We apply theory and experience to best practices, confident that our knowledge and expertise can help us help our clients succeed. A commitment to continuous learning and unwavering integrity enables Wexford to make a difference. Wexford continues to develop new projects. As we expand, we look for responsible, seasoned and experienced professionals. We value depth in areas as diverse as operations, intelligence, strategic planning, assessment and selection, operations research and systems analysis, logistics, training, risk management, and technology assessment. We welcome subject matter expertise, depth, and versatility. Wexford is a wholly owned subsidiary of CACI, INC.-FEDERAL. www.wexfordsecurity.com
+ Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering
Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering consistently demonstrates an ability to meet the mission-critical, performance-driven demands of our clients. Performing on contracts with defense, civilian, and scientific agencies, we sustain vital systems and rapidly respond to emerging requirements in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive environment.www.wyle.com/STE/Pages/
+ yet2.com, Inc.
Yet2.com, Inc. will make a positive contribution to NASA's collaborative and partnership efforts by engaging our extensive global network among universities, research laboratories, venture capital and private equity firms, small and mix-sized companies, and large industrial companies; by identifying non-obvious technology partners; and by employing proprietary search processes that allow to find unpublished, not-yet patented, or not-yet completed technology.
Founded in 1999, yet2.com specializes in technology transfer and patent transactions. Originally conceived as an online Marketplace, yet2.com has expanded its service offering to include technology marketing, technology scouting, anonymous patent buying, patent selling, technology needs prioritization, portfolio assessment, technology forums, technology webinars and other IP related services. Thanks to company's unique position on the marketplace as provider of both out-licensing and in-licensing services, yet2.com is well placed to bring buyers and sellers of technologies together so that all parties maximize the return on their investment. yet2.com is one of the oldest companies operating in the field of Open Innovation. yet2.com, Inc.
+ Aerospace Medical Association
The Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel.. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities. Approximately 25% of the membership is international. Through the efforts of the AsMA members, safety in flight and man's overall adaptation to adverse environments have been more nearly achieved. www.asma.org
+ Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, or BAHEP, is a member-driven organization that provides the leadership to stimulate regional economic development and employment, including advancement of human health and performance initiatives by our member organizations. Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages more than 260 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions in southeast Texas to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life for the 1.5 million people who live and work in the region. BAHEP members include business partners encompassing 13 cities, Galveston and Harris counties, and the Port of Houston Authority. www.bayareahouston.com
+ California HealthCare Foundation
+ Conrad Foundation
The Conrad Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to immersive learning, where students use their imagination and innovation to enrich their classroom studies and do something real. The Conrad Foundation’s flagship program is the Spirit of Innovation Challenge, an annual multi-phase, business and technical plan competition, free and open to students ages 13 - 18 from around the world. The Spirit of Innovation Challenge celebrates the life and entrepreneurial spirit of astronaut Pete Conrad, third man to walk on the Moon. The program challenges teens to work in teams of 2-5 students and use science, technology, engineering and math skills along with creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship to develop innovative products and services to benefit humanity and address global sustainability. www.www.conradawards.org
+ Brain Mapping Foundation
Brain mapping Foundation (BMF) is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization, which is establish for the purpose of facilitating multidisciplinary brain and spinal cord research and expediting integration of cutting-edge technologies into the field of neuroscience. BMF is focused on translating state-of-the-art technologies from NASA, DOD and industry into neurosurgery in order to bring the most advanced medicine to wounded warriors while facilitating formation of spinoffs biotech companies, which could create jobs for americans in the United State of America (USA). www.brainmappingfoundation.org
+ Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
In 2011, NASA chose the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to be the sole manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. The mission of CASIS is to maximize use of this unparalleled platform for innovation, which can benefit all humankind and inspire a new generation to look to the stars. The organization has been awarded by NASA the responsibility of inciting the imagination of entrepreneurs and scientists alike, accelerating and facilitating space-based research as well as creating public awareness of National Lab research and making space science more accessible to the world. By carefully selecting research and funding projects, by connecting investors looking for opportunity to scientists with great ideas, and by making access to the station faster and easier, CASIS will drive scientific inquiry toward developing groundbreaking new technologies and products that will tangibly affect our lives. www.iss-casis.org
+ Center for Health, Culture, and Society
+ Committee for Action Program Services (CAPS)
+ Community Clinics Initiative
+ Draper Laboratory
+ Engineers Without Borders
The Johnson Space Center (JSC) chapter of Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs, while involving and training a new kind of internationally responsible engineer. EWB-JSC projects involve the design and construction of water, energy, and food preparation systems required to meet community needs. These projects are initiated by the host community and are completed with funding obtained by the organization. EWB also trains the local population to operate the systems without external assistance. In this way, EWB-JSC ensures that its projects are appropriate and self-sustaining. www.ewb-jsc.org
Enventure is building a home for Houston's medical innovators. Through their community, unique resources, and collaborative nature, this nonprofit organization aims to make Houston the top city for life science entrepreneurship. While the Texas Medical Center's research institutions educate some of the best and brightest minds in the country, Enventure's mission is to retain these talented individuals by creating more entrepreneurial jobs and opportunities. To this end, Enventure offers regular meetups, stimulating lectures, hands-on workshops, one-on-one mentorship, diverse educational programs, and accessible grants for early stage medical startups. Overall, Enventure aims to be the community and networking hub for young and aspiring medical entrepreneurs. www.enventure.org
+ Firefighter Athlete Association
The purpose of Firefighter Athlete is to improve human performance by creating programs targeted towards improving career longevity. Specifically, the Fire Athlete Fitness Program focuses on physically training the body for firefighter activities, with application to other occupations that require unique repetitive movements during intermittent, high-intensity physical exertion. The program mimics occupational athlete movements in a crew-oriented workout and not only strengthens skeletal muscles, but also the most important muscle—the heart.
Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Girlstart is one of the few community-based informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K–12 girls in STEM. Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls' early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage postsecondary aspirations and persistence in the STEM pipeline among women and other under-represented groups, and develop a diverse STEM workforce for the 21st century.
Since its inception, Girlstart has served more than 22,000 girls and 5,500 teachers and families through school- and community-based programs—held at the Girlstart Science & Technology Center in Austin and other venues throughout Central Texas—including afterschool clubs, summer camps, science career conferences and expos, large-scale science events for families, teacher workshops, online teaching and learning resources, and virtual learning communities. Through its Applied Research Initiatives Project IT Girl and Aiming for Algebra (both funded by the National Science Foundation), Girlstart also works to increase girls' competency in critical STEM subject areas such as computer programming and middle-school math, and model a pathway to STEM post-secondary education and careers. At the conclusion of Project IT Girl's three-year pilot (2006–09), 87% of participants enrolled in a four-year university, 80% are pursuing STEM majors, and 79% expressed intent to pursue a STEM career. To continue expansion, GirlStart actively seeks guest speakers, curriculum collaboration, and materials. www.girlstart.org
+ Houston Technology Center (HTC)
As the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, HTC advances the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the Houston area. HTC's Life Sciences Incubation and Acceleration programs are a catalyst for early stage life sciences technology companies, guiding them on the path to market. Client companies are connected to resources that counsel them on management, financing, regulatory, manufacturing, and pre-clinical/clinical trials. We guide our clients and educate the local, private, and government investors about the unique funding needs of life sciences companies. www.houstontech.org
+ Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - United Kingdom
The IIH UK website is a source of information for IIH – Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, and links to resources and information about IIH. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a neurological condition defined by increased intracranial pressure around the brain without the presence of tumour or disease. View more information at www.iih.org.uk
+ ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
As a global nonprofit foundation, HESI's mission is to engage scientists from academia, government and industry to collectively identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. For the last 24 years, HESI 's scientific programs have brought together scientists from around the world to address and reach consensus on scientific questions that have the potential to be resolved through creative application of intellectual and financial resources. This collaborative and interdisciplinary approach forms the core of every HESI scientific endeavor. As a non-profit organization, HESI provides a unique, objective forum for initiating dialogue and research among scientists with different perspectives and expertise. HESI's collaborative platform, along with its skilled scientific management staff and program infrastructure (public-private joint Board and leadership), create an environment where innovative approaches to science are fostered and impactful results are generated. For more information on HESI, www.hesiglobal.org
+ International Fertilizer Development Center
Over the last 35 years, IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 130 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. The organization's collaborative partnerships combine cutting-edge research and development with on-site training and education. IFDC has contributed to the development of institutional capacity building in 150 countries through more than 700 formal training programs, primarily as part of IFDC's long-term agricultural development projects. Field demonstrations and training have assisted hundreds of thousands of farmers in developing countries. IFDC is a public international organization, governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing countries. The nonprofit Center is supported by various bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, private foundations and national governments. www.ifdc.org
+ Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. www.kp.org/newscenter
The NHHPC is pleased to be collaborating with LAUNCH, a partnership between NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE formed to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums. LAUNCH searches for visionaries, whose world-class ideas, technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society. The next Launch series will address an issue that affects every human: health. www.launch.org
Mozilla is a global community of people working together since 1998 to build a better Internet. We're a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation and opportunity online. And we're an open source project whose software has been used to build some of the Internet's best applications.
We believe that, as the most significant social and technological development of our time, the Internet is a public resource that must be improved and protected.
Mozilla is best known for its Firefox web browser. We also created Bugzilla which is used by NASA as a single, centralized problem reporting and corrective action system. The adapted version is currently in use for the International Space Station as well as at Kennedy and Johnson Space Center. www.mozilla.org
+ The National Center for Human Performance
The National Center for Human Performance (TNCHP) is a collaborative scientific institute with a mission to maintain and enhance human performance through the ethical and appropriate application of research and education in medicine and related sciences. TNCHP is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center which is home to 49 non-profit and academic patient care, biomedical research, and health educational institutions. The Center works collaboratively with individuals and organizations, including NASA, to advance science and research on human performance in space, health, the military, athletics, and the arts. www.texasmedicalcenter.org
+ National Space Biomedical Research Institute
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is a non-profit consortium of academic institutions that works in partnership with NASA to conduct biomedical research and development, with the goal of ensuring a safe and productive long-term human presence in space. NSBRI also enhances life on Earth by applying the resulting advances in human knowledge and technology. With more than 60 science, technology and education projects, NSBRI supports investigators at leading institutions across the nation in goal-directed, peer-reviewed research in a team approach. Key working relationships exist with NASA scientists and engineers, end users (including astronauts and flight surgeons), other federal agencies, industry and international partners. The value of these collaborations and the research advances that result in many areas, including human health and performance, are enormous and of unique value to NSBRI's multiple stakeholders. www.nsbri.org
+ Opportunity International
+ Orion's Quest
Orion's Quest, is a 501 (C) (3) K-12 education outreach that engages students in the STEM disciplines while supporting NASA researchers. We are currently working with NASA Ames researcher, Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharyain and are in the process of recruiting middle and high schools around the country in support of her studies. www.orionsquest.org
Prize4Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Our mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS by using powerful incentives to attract new people and drive innovation. We believe that the solutions to some of the biggest challenges in ALS research will require out-of-the-box thinking, and some of the most critical discoveries may come from unlikely places. We encourage and reward creative approaches that will yield real results for ALS patients.www.prize4life.org
+ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, we have a unique capability and responsibility to confront the most pressing health and health care problems threatening our society. Our efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care, how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. As we invest in improving systems through which people receive care and in fostering environments that promote health and prevent disease and injury, we expect to achieve comprehensive, meaningful, and timely change. www.rwjf.org
+ SIRIUS Astronaut Training
Private industries worldwide are currently developing commercial spaceflight capabilities by building reusable space vehicles for suborbital and orbital flight. Our program provides affordable non-pilot astronaut training in sensorimotor human factors for private spaceflight. Such training will enhance performance in operating industrial and research payloads, flight crew duties, preparation of tourists for space excursions, and - looking into the more distant future - preparing all of the above categories of spaceflight professionals for long duration spaceflight including such factors as high-G and G transitions, prolonged weightlessness, and artificial gravity environments. siriusastronauttraining.com
+ Square One Education Network
Igniting the creative potential of students through the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), the Square one Education Network (SQ1) has been committed to influence through education since 1992. Serving youth in inner city, suburban and rural communities across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, this non-profit—along with the support of corporate and university partners—provides students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade with project-driven, STEM focused learning opportunities.
A conduit to satisfying industry demand for technology leaders, SQ1designs and implements projects that cultivate dynamic and rewarding learning environments. These projects, based upon the varying curriculum of each school and region, create a diverse portfolio of innovative, technology rich education. A leading program within SQ1 is the Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) family of projects, which enables high school student teams to build full-size, hybrid-electric and mini battery-powered vehicles, including underwater and autonomous versions.
The core of our work is grounded in the emerging research on natural learning and effective project design process. At Square One, we merge best teaching strategies and practices with effective facilitation of project design, setting a co-creative effort in motion. The results are proposals for funding that have the handprint and idea print of many teachers and often students all over them. www.squareonenetwork.org
+ South Union Community Development Corporation
+ Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT)
The Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT) is a non-profit society organized for the purpose of encouraging basic and clinical scientists who are interested in areas of Brain Mapping and Intra-operative Surgical planning to improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders. This society promotes the public welfare and improves patient care through the translation of new technologies into life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The society is committed to excellence in education, and scientific discovery. The society achieves its mission through multi-disciplinary collaborations with government agencies, patient advocacy groups, educational institutes and private sector (industry) as well as philanthropic organization. www.worldbrainmapping.org/
+ Society for Women's Health Research
+ Southeast Texas Biomedical Research Institute
+ Southwest Research Institute
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization, established in 1947. SwRI's mission is to benefit government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology. One of the Institute's strengths is the development of scientific payloads aboard scientific satellites and sounding rockets. Institute teams formulate concepts, design and manage complex hardware and data systems, develop advanced space borne instrumentation, and address theoretical aspects of space physics and planetary astronomy. SwRI's Training, Simulation and Performance Support Division develops innovative and effective solutions to training problems. The Institute develops simulators, simulation systems, interactive courseware and performance-enhancing systems using state-of-the-art technologies to provide a wide range of integrated training solutions. www.swri.org
+ Space Center Houston
+ Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center
The TLCC is a non-profit biotechnology and medical device accelerator organization that recruits and nurtures post-incubation stage technology companies. As a part of TLCC's mission, we support academic and internship programs with post-secondary educational institutions and we have an active program interest in aviation programs, space life-sciences and terrestrial life-science applications. Currently, we seek additional emerging technical companies in nanotech, biotech, medical tech, and aviation sensors as well as other collaborative science and engineering programs. www.texaslifesciences.com
+ Universities Space Research Association
USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) supports NASA's needs for understanding and counteracting the physiological changes that accompany space flight. Based at USRA Houston, the DSLS manages a robust visiting and staff scientist program and an extramural research program. Through its coordination of an extensive series of conferences, workshops, seminars and educational programs, the DSLS offers NASA and academic institutions opportunities to forge productive and profitable collaborations. The DSLS marked its 25th anniversary in 2008. www.dsls.usra.edu
+ Wright Brothers Institute
The Wright Brothers Institute operates two unique facilities just minutes from Wright-Patterson AFB: Tec^Edge ICC an Innovation and Collaboration Center and Tec^Edge Works a Rapid Prototyping Laboratory. Located in Dayton, Ohio with its rich heritage of innovation and invention, Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) seeks to continue this heritage by stimulating unique and innovative technical solutions to national security and public safety needs. Working in partnership with its foundational stakeholder, the Air Force Research Laboratory, WBI operates as a neutral enabler and place for multidisciplinary joint (government, industry, and academia) teams to come together in intense collaborations focusing on complex problems or challenges. The outcome of these collaborations can range from a better and more complete understanding of a problem to the rapid development of actual prototypes. WBI leverages this work for its other foundational stakeholder, the Dayton Region, to stimulate and support the growth of technology companies, to foster technology transition and transfer to commercial endeavors, and to enhance science and math educational opportunities www.wbi-icc.com/
+ Zoological Society of San Diego
The San Diego Zoo aims to become a central player in the biomimicry movement. The Zoo is collaborating with regional, national, and global organizations to build San Diego into a global hub for Biomimicry education, awareness, research and application. We hope that one day all designers, engineers, and researchers will turn to our facilities as a living design center to inspire students, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and companies to learn about and apply nature's design principles to problems faced by humankind.
This inspiration applies not only to product-focused innovations, such as early stage development or established manufacturing methods, but also to organizational and collaborative processes. The ultimate outcome will be to cause a fundamental paradigm shift where businesses will approach challenges by first turning to nature.
The San Diego Zoo offers an unparalleled facility to introduce biomimicry in an interactive and multi-sensory way. With nearly 4,000 animals representing 840 species in our care, our collection is unmatched in its size and scope. In addition to being a zoo, we are also an accredited botanical garden with over 40,000 plant species. Our Zoo education staff reaches more than 300,000 students every year and has tremendous expertise in creating innovative and engaging educational programs. Our Institute for Conservation Research employs over 150 researchers with expertise ranging from the molecular to the ecological landscape level. We employ hundreds of animal curators, behaviorists, horticulturists, veterinarians and pathologists at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park with an intimate knowledge of the plants and animals under their care. zoo.sandiegozoo.org/
- Aerospace Medical Association/li>
- Air Force Research Lab - 711th Human Performance Wing
- Alpine Strategy Group, LLC
- Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis Univeristy
- Astrowright Spaceflight Consulting LLC
- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
- Biodesign Institute at Arizona State
- BioGuard Research & Development, Inc.
- Brain Mapping Foundation
- California HealthCare Foundation
- Carlow International Incorporated
- Cazneau Group
- Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
- Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
- Center for Health, Culture, and Society
- Center for Smart Defense
- Charles River Laboratories
- Clemson University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Institute
- Columbia University GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
- Committee for Action Program Services
- Community Clinics Initiative
- Conrad Foundation
- Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) University of Arizona School of Medicine and University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) San Francisco
- Decision Strategies
- Delafield Solutions
- DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine
- DNA Medicine Institute
- Draper Laboratory
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Engineers Without Borders
- Exploration Architecture Corporation
- FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
- FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
- FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
- FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
- Firefighter Athlete Association
- Further by Design
- Gartner, Inc.
- General Mills
- Green Leader Limited
- Health 2.0
- HELLO HEALTHCARE
- Houston Technology Center (HTC)
- Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) at King's College London
- IBM Global Business Services
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - United Kingdom
- ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
- International Fertilizer Development Center
- International Space Universtiy
- JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
- Johnson & Johnson, Corporate Office of Science and Technology
- Jump Associates, LLC.
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- Launch Dream, LLC.
- Lincoln Center Institute
- Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)
- Manna Energy Limited
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MCore FTS
- NanoRacks LLC
- NASA Ames Research Center
- NASA Engineering and Safety Center
- NASA Glenn Research Center
- NASA Johnson Space Center
- NASA Kennedy Space Center
- NASA Langley Research Center
- NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
- NASA Open Government Initiative
- NASTAR - National Aerospace Training & Research Center
- National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics
- National Space Biomedical Research Institute
- New York University School of Medicine
- NIH - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
- NIH Program on Public-Private Partnerships
- Nike, Inc.
- ObjectSecurity, LLC
- Office of Naval Research - Warfighter Performance Science & Technology Department
- Opportunity International
- Orion's Quest
- Our IdeaWorks, LLC
- Pitney Bowes, Inc.
- Primary Care Innovation Consulting
- Procter & Gamble
- Professor Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School
- Rice Space Institute at Rice University
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Satellite Applications Catapult
- Science Application International Corporation (SAIC)
- Simplicity Health System
- SIRIUS Astronaut Training
- Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT)
- Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT)
- Society for Women's Health Research
- SolaMSolaMed Solutions, LLC.
- South Union Community Development Corporation
- Southeast Texas Biomedical Research Institute
- Southwest Research Institute
- Space Center Houston
- Space Florida
- Space Medicine Associates
- Square One Education Network
- Texas A&M University and the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies
- Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center
- The Institute for Regenerative and Antiaging Medicine (ISMERIAN)
- The Matrixx Power Suit Company
- The National Center for Human Performance
- The Patricia Hilliard Robertson Center for Aviation Medicine
- The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
- TopCoder, Inc.
- TRID System
- Tufts Center for Engineering and Education Outreach
- United States Agency for International Development
- United States General Services Administration
- United States Special Operations Command
- UnitedHealth Group
- Universities Space Research Association
- University College London Centre for Space Medicine - Mullard Space Science Laboratory
- University of Hawaii
- University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Beckman Institute
- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- Urban Green Design
- US Department of Health and Human Services / IDEA Lab
- Waitemata District Health Board
- Waypoint 2 Space Inc.
- Wexford Group International
- Wright Brothers Institute
- Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering
- yet2.com, Inc.
- Zoological Society of San Diego