T2 Insights

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thinking it through
Kim Middleton
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Kim Middleton NASA Langley
Title
Technology Portfolio Manager
Center
Langley Research Center
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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
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Program Coordinator - NASA Technology Transfer Expansion (T2X)
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
authored
May 23,2022
blog

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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licensing ceremony
Abraham Gutierrez
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Abraham Gutierrez
Title
Licensing Manager Lead
Center
Johnson Space Center
authored
May 09,2022
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Exclusive vs. Non-Exclusive

So, what is the difference between an exclusive and a non-exclusive license agreement? There are several factors, but every company should consider four major differences: rights, costs, expectations, and public announcement.  

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T2U Presentation
Christie Funk
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Christie Funk NASA
Title
NASA T2X Program Manager
Center
NASA Headquarters
authored
April 22,2022
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Innovation-led development is a crucial driver of economic growth, high-quality jobs, and rising standards of living. To succeed, a high-functioning innovation ecosystem must translate R&D activities into products and move technology commercialization into high-growth businesses. It is well known that federal labs play a key role in discovering and developing new ideas and new technologies; innovations that enable scientific advancements and impact the economy.

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aoviding mistakes
Cory Abercrobmie
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Cory Abercrombie
Title
Agency Licensing Concierge
Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
authored
April 04,2022
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The NASA Technology Transfer program offers businesses the opportunity to license NASA-developed intellectual property (IP) for use in commercial industry. Each potential licensee must submit a license application to be considered for a license agreement. How does this process work and what potential issues should companies look out for during the application process? Let’s find out!

The typical process for licensing a technology from NASA involves 4 steps:

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