NASA Research Park Moffett Field
Mountain View, CA
Development Equity, Asset & Development Management /
About NASA Research Park Moffett Field
NASA Research Park (NRP) at Moffett Field, CA is an integrated, dynamic research and education community located in the heart of Silicon Valley. NRP cultivates diverse partnerships with academia, industry, and non-profit organizations in support of NASA's mission.
The NRP worked closely with the local, regional, state and federal elected officials in the planning for the NRP, securing a 5 million square foot entitlement for new onsite construction through the National Environmental Policy Act, completing the approved Environmental Impact Statement process in 2002. Ames demonstrated the ability to utilize the EUL program to execute leases of existing building space to many technology start-ups and universities as well as two large separate ground leases for new construction (they design, build and maintain their buildings through the term of the lease) with Planetary Ventures LLC (Google) on 42 acres and 1.2M sq. ft. of R&D office facilities and University Associates LLC (University of California) on 77 acres and 3M sq. ft. of R&D labs, classrooms, and onsite housing.
NRP prospects (and only R&D and educational organizations are considered) go through a thorough programmatic vetting/screening process. NRP’s partnership selection criteria outline “mission compatibility” and “program support capacity”. Ames Senior Management and Pursuit Registry Board approve all prospects, as does NASA Headquarters before a lease commences.
As a technology accelerator, the NRP is pursuing the White House goals, “Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research in Support of High-Growth Businesses”, as expressed in the October 28, 2011 Memo to Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. The NRP has many startups and five companies that started in the NRP with only intellectual property and a plan, are now employing thousands in Silicon Valley: Bloom Energy, Tibion, Apprion, Nanostellar, and Benetech.
Major universities have located in the NRP, including Carnegie Mellon University, which has already graduated over 700 graduate degree Masters and Ph.D. students, with all the classes conducted onsite. University of California, Santa Clara University, Singularity University, Tasksha University, and others operate classes and R&D programs onsite. Non-profits, including the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Collaborative, the Mars Institute, and the Kentucky Science and Technology Institute operate programs onsite.
NASA institutes and initiatives are also based in the NRP including the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI); the NASA Aeronautics Institute; the NASA Space Portal; the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) and the NASA Connect Lab pursuing scientific and technology collaborations.
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field Mountain View CA
Located inside NASA owned land, next to Ames NASA Hanger
1,400,000 square feet of RBA on 36.2 Acres land