NASA's Strategic Plan calls for "development of portions of NASA's technology and capability portfolio by partnering with…the commercial, academic, and other external sectors…to expand the Agency's ability to identify new technologies and new technology sources…and gain access to a wider variety of technologies than the Agency could develop in-house."
Consistent with this plan, the Innovative Partnerships Office (IPO) engages a broad spectrum of entities from these sectors for the purposes of identifying and facilitating opportunities for partnering to develop dual use technologies that provide technology alternatives for NASA's Mission Directorates.
The technologies developed through these partnerships are targeted to fill gaps in Mission Directorate portfolios that are a consequence of diminished budget resources. IPO, therefore, acts as a catalyst for leveraging limited NASA resources with outside partner resources to provide a wide range of technologies important to NASA's missions.
As a byproduct, IPO also provides all US citizens and entities the opportunity to contribute to NASA's exploration mission. IPP typically facilitates over 200 new partnerships with the private and other external sectors each year.
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