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Strategic Partnerships at Ames Research Center

Since its establishment in 1939, NASA Ames Research Center has been an entrepreneurial organization at the forefront of research and technology development.  By placing the nation’s center of aerospace innovation in the Bay Area, NASA Ames seeded and became a founder of Silicon Valley.
Ames forges partnerships across diverse fields and around the globe. There’s a world of opportunity: for technology transfer, collaborative partnerships, and Small Business Innovative Research awards. Share your vision and explore your future with us.

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Silicon Valley, CA


December 20, 1939


Matthew Buffington

NASA Ames Research Center Partnerships Offices

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Agreements Office

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Technology Transfer Office

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program

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Ames Research Center Facilities and Capabilities

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Partnering Options

Learn about the different options Ames Research Center's Strategic Partnerships can offer

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Founder Institute

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Human Landing System

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Learn about NASA technologies that benefit life on Earth in the form of commercial products.

Ames Partnerships Office Annual Report 2022

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Meet the Strategic partnerships office

Matt Buffington Director of Ames Research Center Partnerships Office

Director of Ames Research Center Partnerships Office

Brenden Sanborn Deputy Director of Ames Research Center Strategic Partnerships Office

Deputy Director of Ames Research Center Strategic Partnerships Office.

Ames Partnerships Development and Division Chief

Ames Technology Transfer Office Chief

Ames SBIR/STTR Program Manager