As part of its mission, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is tasked with developing "partnerships with industry that enhance the value and contribution of the technology" developed at the Laboratory, as well as "strengthen the nation's technological competitiveness and prosperity, increase the quality of life on this planet and add to the foundation of many other national priorities." Towards this end, the Commercial Program Office is responsible for all Industry sponsored research and development projects at JPL, as well as technology transfer to Industry. Every year, the office oversees fifty to one hundred active projects, and engages in twenty to thirty new agreements, including agreements to commercially license intellectual property. The Commercial Program Office includes both the Commercial Technology Partnerships Office, and the Office of Technology Transfer at JPL
Indrani GraczykManager (818) 354-2241 Indrani.Graczyk@jpl.nasa.gov
Indrani Graczyk holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She began her career as an intern at JPL, developing robotics and microdevice technologies. Upon receiving her MBA, she spent several years as a Management Consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies in Aerospace and Defense, Media and Entertainment, and Information Technology. Her current focus is on commercial partnerships, technology transfer, and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs at JPL.