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NASA Ready to Transfer its Technology to Businesses

In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency’s new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business. NASA made this announcement Wednesday, June 20.

The portal provides an Internet-based one-stop front door to the agency’s intellectual property assets available for technology transfer and infusion into America’s new technology- and innovation-driven economy.

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program allows research and development to transfer back into the U.S. economy via licenses, patents and intellectual property agreements that often result in new innovations, products and businesses.

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The use of NASA technology by American businesses spurs job growth and helps maintain U.S. economic competitiveness while improving our everyday lives, says NASA.

“One of NASA’s highest priority goals is to streamline its technology transfer procedures, support additional government-industry collaboration and encourage the commercialization of novel technologies flowing from our federal laboratories,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “One way NASA can streamline and increase the rate of aerospace technology transfer is through tools like NASA’s Technology Transfer Portal.”

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To access NASA’s Technology Transfer Portal, visit:

NASA’s new tech portal aims to simplify access to the agency’s intellectual property portfolio, much of which is available for licensing. The site features a searchable, categorized database of NASA’s patents, a module for reaching out to a NASA technology transfer specialist and articles about past successful commercialization of NASA technology. Historical and real-time data for NASA’s technology transfer program also are available.

Photo courtesy: NASA

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