NASA-CPP Business Startup Program

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Transforming Space Tech into Everyday Products


NASA-CPP Business Startup Program focuses on developing new products based on NASA technologies and creating new ventures to commercialize these technologies.

Our goals

  • Developing exciting new products based on NASA Technologies
  • Providing better solutions than the ones in the market
  • Creating new ventures to commercialize these technologies
  • Improving people’s lives one technology at a time

Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Our team welcomes faculty and students from diverse backgrounds including
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Science
    • Art
  • We collaborate with NASA inventors specialized in different areas at all ten NASA Centers to develop a deeper understanding of the target technologies and commercialization opportunities


  • Bronco Startup Challenge  1st place 2018
  • Bronco Startup Challenge  Crowd Favorite 2018
  • President's Discovery Fellows Award 2018
  • Outstanding Partnership Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Regional 2017 (For collaboration between the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and NASA-CPP Business Startup Program on technology commercialization projects)
  • Bronco Startup Challenge  1st place 2017
  • Bronco Startup Challenge  3rd place 2017
  • Bronco Arena 1st place 2017


  • E-Teams Grant Venture Well 2017 
  • Faculty Grant, Venture Well 2016

For more information visit or contact

H. Erkan Ozkaya, Ph.D. 
Director, Cal Poly Pomona - NASA Business Startup Program
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
CBA Professor of Innovation
Associate Professor, International Business & MarketingCalifornia State Polytechnic University. Pomona
Department of International Business and Marketing