T2 Insights

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rover patent
Erin Majerowicz
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Erin Majerowicz NASA
Title
Marketing Lead, Strategic Partnerships Office
Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
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September 19,2022
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When you think of NASA, most people immediately think of the astronauts, rocket launches, exploring the universe, and the pretty cool NASA “meatball” (the logo that you see everywhere).  What you don’t always think about is what goes on behind the scenes to get us out of this world. 

It’s innovation

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Lightweight snow gear
Margo Pierce
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Margo Pierce
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Science Writer
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
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August 30,2022
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Technology development and testing is expensive, but there’s no room for shortcuts when safeguarding human life. So NASA has gotten good at developing cost-effective resources that can be used in lots of different ways. That might mean combining off-the-shelf parts with engineering expertise or working with a company to take a proven technology to the next level.

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nasa technology search patents
Jordan Mathewson
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Jordan Mathewson
Title
Licensing Executive
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
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July 26,2022
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NASA has developed a quick and easy way to search through its Patent Portfolio. There is a lot of information packed into each technology’s page, and this guide can help you navigate quickly to find the information you need.

How Can I Search for a NASA Technology?

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Space Shuttle Launch Pad
Margo Pierce
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Margo Pierce
Title
Science Writer
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
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July 12,2022
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What goes up must come down. That’s a fundamental law of physics. It’s also a guiding principle for NASA. Research and development to support exploration of our universe, both in our own atmosphere and among the stars, must also serve life on our home planet.

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Jay Singh
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Jay Singh NASA
Title
Technology Portfolio Manager
Center
Ames Research Center
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June 23,2022
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Are you a startup or a small business trying to take your company to the next level? A great way to reach your goal is using NASA patented technologies in your company. Why reinvent a technology? NASA has over 1,200 patents vetted for their technical and commercial viability.

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Kim Middleton
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Kim Middleton NASA Langley
Title
Technology Portfolio Manager
Center
Langley Research Center
authored
June 06,2022
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When initiating licensing discussions with our customers, one of the questions I’m often asked is, "What type of license is right for my situation?" Even though every situation is different, our Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS) will help you find the right option. However, special circumstances might need to be considered.

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FSU Classroom
Mikaela McShane
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Mikaela McShane
Title
Program Coordinator - NASA Technology Transfer Expansion (T2X)
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
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May 23,2022
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Most people have the misconception that in order to start a business you either need to have a million dollars or a million-dollar idea. The reality is that you don’t need to develop your own technology to start a tech-based business. NASA’s Technology Transfer University (T2U) program introduces students and fledgling entrepreneurs to the concept of licensing NASA technology to start a business. What does that really mean?

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