SCC’s first win was in 2005. A member of SCC’s team, then CEO of Global Enterprises, (GE) invented the CPRDACA. Signature members of this CPRDACA were: the Air Force, MIT and GE. Air Force and MIT agreed to cooperative participation in R&D of innovative technologies, and GE had exclusive rights to commercialize products and systems, that spin-out of the CPRDACA, into public and private applications. SCC’s second was in 2011. SCC’s strategies were referenced by the National Science Foundation’s “Innovation Corps.” SCC’s third was 2013. The Secretary of the Air Force directed that technologies developed by the Air Force be selected, transferred and commercialized into public and private applications, referencing SCC’s CPRDACA as a premier example of the commercialization agreement. SCC’s fourth was in 2018. Congress referenced SCC’s business models in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019. SCC’s fifth was when SCC’s business models were included to help Austin, Texas land the U.S. Army’s Futures Command over 150 other qualified cities. SCC’s sixth win was when SCC’s modified design systems thinking and CPRDACA strategies were referenced in the Department of Energy (DoE) Research and Innovation Act, signed into law by the President of the United State on September 28, 2018. U.S. Representative Lamar Smith asked a member of SCC to draft an amendment to the bill for U.S. Senate consideration, to include NASA, federal USDA sources and SCC’s business models. Although the amendment was drafted and submitted, based upon information and belief, it was rejected because the bill requires “Hub” designation to be a highly rigorous and competitive process, and the amendment essentially provided a road map for how a U.S. city can obtain DoE Hub designation. SCC’s seventh, based upon information and belief, the Honorable U.S. Senator John Cornyn or his staff referred SCC’s business models to the Honorable U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. Senator McConnell then referred them to the State of Kentucky’s political and business leadership. On November 28, 2018, The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Cabinet for Economic Development announced development of the “Commonwealth Commercialization Center” with a goal of implementing a Kentucky innovation commercialization corridor. SCC is appreciative for U.S. Senator Cornyn and McConnell’s help to spread adoption of SCC’s business models. SCC’s eighth win was when, based on information and belief, SCC’s business models were used by a consortium of universities, private industry members, venture capitalists, non profits and states to land the DoD sponsored “Advanced Functional Fabrics of America” (AFFOA) institute, the eighth manufacturing institute to conduct cooperative participation R&D of emerging, transformative, deep and nondisruptive technologies in the fiber and fabric market sector, and commercialize into public and private applications. SCC’s ninth and tenth wins were in 2019. The City of San Antonio conducted an economic analysis and valued SCC’s business models at $737 million over 5 years, creating 661 jobs with payroll of $78 million in just its military life science sector. SCC learned that stakeholders in San Antonio are using SCC’s college and university student internship program that match college or university students from around the U.S. with companies located in San Antonio. They state SCC’s model is an innovative program to attract gifted students to San Antonio, and accelerate economic development.
SCC’s proven technology commercialization and economic development strategies were shared with San Antonio and Austin, Texas business members and local, state and federal elected officials. SCC’s strategies helped Austin land the Army Futures Command, standed-up in June 2018. The Army Futures Command will invest $100 million annually into Austin, and oversee the Army’s $30 billion modernization USDA. U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas declared cooperative participation military, academia and private industry commercialization model new, and will rapidly transform Austin into “Military Innovation City USA.”
In the course of SCC’s business models assisting Austin to land the Army’s Future Command, SCC’s CEO had productive discussions with Honorable U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s team, Honorable U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s team, Honorable U.S. Representative Lamar Smith and team, Honorable Governor Greg Abbott’s team, Honorable Charisse Bodisch, Senior Vice President of Economic Development with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and shared its models with Mike Rollins, President of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.