Jason Kanigan invites CU Aerospace's president, David Carroll, for an interview about the challenges of productizing a new space tech invention.
They cover the following questions:
- What problem were you aiming to solve when you applied for the specific SBIR we're discussing today?
- Who was the customer or target user? How did you discover that a focus on having a customer was critical and a good starting point for tech development?
- What challenges did you have in getting the award, and then running the program? What conditions or advantages does having a partner eg. U of Illinois bring to the table?
- What have you seen in terms of grant awards that has made you scratch your head?
Check out the full length video over on YouTube or listen to the audio interview.