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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Updated Oct. 12, 2010 In my last posts, I discussed the value of social media tools such as blogs, with some extra discussion of microblogging, as an effective means of communication for Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs). Now I offer the … Continue reading

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Blog Series Blogs and Microblogging Can Be Valuable Tools This collection of blog posts provides an overview of these two tools that can deliver real value to a technology transfer office. Download PDF.

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An alloy developed as part of a government-business partnership to create environmentally friendly vehicles has found a new life reviving the two-stroke motor. In the 1990s, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center participated in the Partnership for Next Generation Vehicles to … Continue reading

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In my prior post on the value of social media tools, I noted the potential synergy between blogging and microblogging. In this post, I will elaborate on the application and uses for microblogging and how this tool can benefit a … Continue reading

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Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the annual NASA Spinoff Day on the Hill event sponsored by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and the agency’s Innovative Partnerships Program. This event was established to raise awareness about NASA’s … Continue reading

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The task of developing a social media strategy for your organization may sound daunting. So much of the hype of social media tools appears to be focused on consumers or business-to-consumer (B2C) applications. After following this trend for the past … Continue reading

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