Collaboration Concierge Service
The TCC is looking for potential partners for the following open Collaboration Requests:
Proctor & Gamble:
- Herb/Grain Processing & Packaging - DEADLINE December 16, 2019
Shell GameChanger (selected partner may qualify for $150,000 to $300,000 for proof of concept funding):
- New Energies – Digitalization: Machine Learning
- New Energies – Grids of the Future
- New Energies – New Route to Oxygenated Intermediates
- New Energies – Solar Fuel Innovations
NASA Johnson Space Center: 5 open Collaboration Requests
Strategic Challenge Service
Launched in 2019, the new Strategic Challenge Service program will help organizations sharing major technology challenges form new collaboration partnerships, likely across technology sectors. The TCC will facilitate formation of the partnership, and then help the partnership build momentum towards solving the technology problems and bringing the solutions to market. The TCC is working to form new partnerships related to water quality & purification, imaging, automation/platform of the future and resilient/renewable energy.
At the October Water Quality & Purification Workshop, the TCC identified 28 areas for potential collaboration. If you may be interested in participating in one of these collaborations, please complete the online form.
In addition to technology workshops, the TCC can also hold Onsite Seminars exploring potential cross-industry collaboration. These seminars are hosted at an organization's facilities, with an agenda tailored to that organization's specific interests in the technology area. Experts are provided from the TCC community to make presentations on their perspectives of the technology area and challenges, along with panel and group discussions exploring areas of shared interest and potential collaboration.
The first Onsite Seminar was held on September 27, 2019, hosted at Schlumberger-WesternGeco, focusing on imaging technologies and cross-industry collaboration.
For more information, please contact Bob Prochnow (TCC Executive Director).
Innovating Solutions through Collaboration
The Technology Collaboration Center is an independent 501c3 non-profit formed as a partnership between the NASA Johnson Space Center, industry and universities, solving difficult technology problems through innovative solutions by connecting collaboration partners from across technology sectors.
As a member-driven organization, TCC members participate on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council, aligning the TCC's mission and programs with the needs of members and the community.
If you are interested in forming a partnership to solve major technology challenges
The TCC will help organizations sharing major technology challenges form new collaboration partnerships, likely across technology sectors. The TCC will facilitate formation of the partnership, and then help the partnership build momentum towards solving the technology problems and bringing the solutions to market. One or more pilot projects will be selected for this new program.
For Problem Owners
Access to solutions (existing products or developed through collaboration), utilizing resources from a diverse community with potential for lower cost with applications in multiple markets.
For Problem Solvers
Access to new challenges with potential benefits from deploying existing solutions, shared development, commercializing to secondary markets, or participating in collaboration projects.