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Commercial Technology Partnerships

The goal of the JPL Commercial Technology Partnerships Office is to apply JPL's unique capabilities and technologies developed for the robotic exploration of space to commercial applications on Earth through strategic partnerships with companies, industries, and their alliances with civil and government sectors. Examples include oil and gas, transportation, mining, renewable energy, electric utilities, water, medical, and natural gas to name a few. These industries often share many of the same challenges and needs as the aerospace industry, such as autonomous operation in extreme environments, high reliability, low power, small size/low mass, and longevity.

Dean Wiberg

Dean Wiberg

Manager (818) 354-5724

Mr. Dean Wiberg is the manager of the Commercial Technology Partnerships Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with responsibilities to develop business opportunities with non-NASA entities to solve sponsor requirements using JPL technologies and capabilities. Before assuming his current role in the program office, Mr. Wiberg was a project lead JPL’s microdevices laboratory and worked on instrument, sensor and system development that leveraged capabilities of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). Prior to joining JPL, Mr. Wiberg held technical, management and business development positions at the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), IBM, Westinghouse, and Northrop Grumman. Dean holds a B.S. in Chemistry, a M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and has studied Business Administration.