For over 10 years, IRPI personnel have continued collaboration with NASA through fundamental research and technology development. NASA has been instrumental to IRPI's success playing a critical role in efforts to commercialize spin-off technologies.
Portland State University (PSU) is a partner in both research and business development. PSU is home to the recent and highly productive Dryden Drop Tower (DDT) which provides 2.1 s of microgravity exposure. The highly-accessible facility conducts over 1000 drops per year and is increasingly used to demonstrate capillary-based technologies as well as perform fundamental research.