NASA and Your Small Business: Understanding the NASA Procurement Process

Learn about NASA’s commitment to providing access for all categories of small businesses to participate in the procurement process

About this Event

Learn about:

  • The process for working with NASA
  • Getting connected to opportunities in the aerospace industry, even if you don’t have an aerospace company
  • NASA’s commitment to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in both NASA prime contracts and subcontracts.

The vision of the Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters is to promote and integrate all small businesses into the competitive base of contractors that pioneer the future of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.


Did you know?

  • NASA promotes the development and management of NASA programs that assist all categories of small businesses
  • NASA develops small businesses in high tech areas that include technology transfer and commercialization of technology
  • NASA provides small businesses with practicable opportunities to participate in NASA prime contracts and subcontracts



12:00 PM – Welcome and Overview of The Ion MBE Aerospace Innovation Hub

12:10 PM – Opportunities for Small Businesses

12:35 PM – Q&A and Discussion

About the Speakers


Richard Slater, Small Business Specialist, NASA JSC

Christine Galib, Senior Director of Programs, The Ion



About the Organizations

About The Ion: The Ion will anchor the 16-acre Innovation District and is destined to become the epicenter for Houston’s innovation ecosystem as an inclusive, dynamic, vibrant, and dense hub focusing on quality collaborations between entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, corporations, academics, and the Houston community when it opens in 2021. The 300,000 square-foot building will accommodate multiple uses, including shared workspace, prototyping and maker resources, event space, classrooms, food and beverage offerings as well as indoor/outdoor communal areas with shared amenities. For more information, please visit

Community Partners

City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity

Greater Houston Black Chamber

The Kingdom Builders

This event is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.

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Dec 02 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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