CRG was pleased to host a meeting and tour with NASA’s CTO on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. With the media on hand, Peck and CRG CEO Patrick Hood discussed current and emerging technologies that have been funded by NASA’s SBIR program. The focus of the visit was NASA’s continuing interest in small business support and job creation, highlighting CRG as an example of success in the R&D field.
Peck’s visit highlighted how government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology.
CRG has been the recipient of 18 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contracts with NASA with a variety of different focuses, including projects such as creating inflatable structures for radio frequency antennas and, most recently, healable polymer matrix composites for future space vehicles.
One of its earlier SBIR contracts, with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, led to the development of a new type of structural patch for a variety of consumer uses, including Rubbn’Repair for automotive uses; and Rec’Repair for the outdoor and adventure markets. Both are flexible, heat-activated structural patches.
Dayton Daily News coverage of the event can be seen here:
NASA funding local research, helping create jobs