Blueprint Creative Group has been retained to support Ensemble Government Services in a task order to implement NASA’s Space Technology Inclusive Innovation Challenge. Blueprint Creative’s role is to develop a robust marketing and communications program to launch, promote and engage prospective participants for the NASA SpaceTech Catalyst Prize competition. The competition, which culminates with an in-person convening at NASA, is part of the NASA Open Innovation Services $175 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contract.
The Space Technology Inclusive Innovation Challenge is an initiative under America COMPETES authority that seeks to identify and recognize individuals and organizations that support and enhance the capacity and skill sets of underrepresented and diverse innovators, researchers, technologists, and entrepreneurs in the field of space technology. This challenge will highlight best practices and solutions to improve outcomes for diverse applicants while competing for space technology research and development awards and transitioning their innovations for commercial success.
“We are excited to support the Ensemble team and NASA with launching the competition aimed at raising awareness around opportunities in space tech innovation and engaging technologists and innovators in space tech to participate in NASA’s funding pipeline,” shares Fabiola Fleuranvil, CEO of Blueprint Creative Group. “Our value to the team expands the opportunity to more deeply engage innovators across the diversity spectrum and leverage our relationships within the technology and venture capital ecosystem, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and diverse innovation-focused founders across the country.”
As a teaming partner to Ensemble, Blueprint Creative is working to amplify NASA’s Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships Portfolio (ESIP) outreach efforts to attract a diverse pool of high-quality applicants from different backgrounds to participate in this competition while also creating a pipeline for future NASA funding opportunities. Additionally, Blueprint will facilitate the competition by developing the competition’s brand strategy and messaging, developing stakeholder partnerships, implementing strategic communications to launch and publicize the competition, and organizing and producing the in-person convening for awardees.
The impact of this prize competition goes beyond just recognizing achievements. It aims to create an ecosystem that bridges the gap between technology for space and technology for our planet and strengthening the nation’s aerospace industry and fostering technological advancements in crucial areas such as climate change, clean energy, lunar utilization, and commercial space capabilities.
Founded in 2007, Blueprint Creative Group is an SBA 8(a) certified woman-owned strategic communications agency that supports government and institutions with enterprise-wide communications, public affairs support, health and science communications and multimedia development. As a consultancy, the agency doesn’t approach communications as a standalone function and instead, integrates with strategic planning to ultimately drive business and organizational impact.
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