Several new designs and fabrication methods developed by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center combine advances in performance with low-cost processes to enable economical production of strong, lightweight, adaptable, uniquely shaped, insulated, chemically resistant vessels and cryogenic tanks. Fuentek … Continue reading

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Five techniques for effective communications with internal stakeholders Maintaining effective communications with your Technology Transfer Office’s key stakeholders—inventors, attorneys, administrators, financial personnel, public relations department—sounds easy, but quite often it is considerably more challenging and resource intensive than we expect. … Continue reading

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A new data storage device developed and patented by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center uses high-density ferroelectric memory to store electronic information as a digital or analog signal and then convert it back to the original data format. … Continue reading

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Schoppe leads a training session for innovators at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. (NASA photo by Chris Gunn) In most organizations, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to intellectual … Continue reading

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Fuentek conducted vital background research Many of Fuentek’s blog posts discuss technologies available for licensing from NASA. And yet, technology transfer at NASA involves not only the “pushing out” of innovations for technology commercialization, but also the “pulling in” of … Continue reading

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Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving on a panel discussing the rising trend in Technology Transfer Office (TTO) use of social media to market intellectual property portfolios. Sponsored by Technology Transfer Tactics, the webinar was designed to help … Continue reading

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Again and again we hear about how innovations developed at NASA for the space program are being used outside the agency for entirely new applications—thanks to the technology commercialization successes of NASA’s technology transfer program, the Innovative Partnerships Program. NASA’s … Continue reading

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Recommendations from an LES/ASAP Chapter Meeting Panel On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist for the Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter meeting of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), focusing … Continue reading

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As we continue to hear about the deteriorating conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and await word as to the exact cause of the BP oil spill, I am reminded of the many innovations emerging from NASA that can help … Continue reading

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Excellent for use in electric vehicles, other applications Nothing is worse than waking up on a cold morning and discovering that the battery in your vehicle is dead, especially if your vehicle is a spacecraft. Fortunately, NASA engineers have developed … Continue reading

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