The Space Foundation was pleased to host the annual meeting of the Space Agency Technology Transfer Officers (SATTO) in April. As an off-agenda addition to the 34th Space Symposium, the meeting included a lengthy discussion of how the Space Foundation’s leading Space Awareness Programs can assist space agencies with their technology transfer efforts. The venerable Space Technology Hall of Fame and Space Certification programs have enjoyed more than 30 years of successful multi-national partnerships promoting the practical benefits of space exploration. The SATTO working group included space agencies from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Korea and Japan.
Back row, From Left – Daniel Lockney – NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive-Space Technology Mission Directorate; Johann Richard – Swiss Space Office Scientific Advisor-Swiss Delegate to ESA for Technology, Telecommunication & Navigation; Kevin Cook - Space Foundation VP of Marketing & Communications; Didier Lapierre - French Space Agency (CNES) Technology Transfer Officer; Frank Salzgeber – European Space Agency (ESA) Head of Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Office-Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality; Anilkumar Dave - Italian Space Agency (ASI) Head of “Innovation and Transfer of Technologies” Unit.
Front row, From Left – Hee-Jin Bae – Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) Technology Transfer Agent R&D Strategy Division, Anne-Marie Lan Phan – Canadian Space Agency Head of Intellectual Property Management & Technology Transfer (IPMTT); Rebecca Williams - Space Foundation Space Awareness Program Coordinator; Takayuki Kawai – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) Head of Strategic Planning & Industrial Promotion Division, New Enterprise Promotion Department.