Bob Payne, Program Director, presented ” How you can receive up to 40 hours of FREE technical assistance” from the NASA and Educational Community through SATOP (the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program). This is an excellent FREE resource and has helped many of our HIA members and other local inventors solve technical, design, and material selection, and other technical issues. Your invention does not have to be high tech or space related to receive assistance. SATOP has helped many small businesses and entrepreneurs with machine design, process engineering, material selection, and many other technical issues.