The Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) in collaboration with the Office of Education and the Space Technology Mission Directorate is pleased to announce a new Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI) initiative. This initiative is referred to as the “NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour” and is a pilot designed to assist NASA and Large Prime Contractors meet and/or exceed the Agency mandated HBCUs/MSI goals. In addition, the Road Tour will provide HBCUs/MSIs an introduction and a platform to seek NASA and Large Prime Contractors to pursue non-grant funding.
In order to help HBCUs/MSIs and Large Prime Contractors, NASA will provide an open platform for HBCU/MSI representatives to get an overview of the NASA Mentor-Protégé Program, the Office of Education grants and co-op opportunities and the SBIR/STTR program, along with processes on how to become involved in acquisition opportunities. Your participation, and the participation of our Procurement and Technical personnel is critical to the success of this initiative and we hope you will be a part of this exciting journey!
We plan to achieve the purpose and objectives within 2 1Ž2 days; through various workshops, and matchmaking sessions. As of right now, 4 Universities have expressed interested including, North Carolina Central University, the University of Texas-El Paso, Morgan State University and Florida A&M University. We have gathered tentative dates and are working on the outline of the workshops.
If you are interested in supporting and participating in the Road Tour, please Contact