The consortium of Space Alliance Partners is the driving force behind the success of the
Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP). Essentially, they are the fuel that
powers the program. More than 50 different aerospace companies, universities, and NASA
centers have committed in excess of 30,000 hours to assisting small businesses via SATOP. The
total value of this collective commitment exceeds more than $3,000,000.
These Alliance Partners have solved challenges for hundreds of different small businesses
ranging from improving how fish are
transported within plastic bags to helping out
with the development of super-thin battery.
Each year the Alliance Partners are honored in Washington DC by members of Congress for
the outstanding assistance they have provided which has helped small businesses succeed. During
the last two years, more than 219 jobs have been created or retained, and more than $134
million has been infused into the US economy thanks to the work of SATOP and its Alliance Partners.