NASA's Stennis Space Center and Loyola University in New Orleans announced Thursday a partnership to educate young entrepreneurs and industry leaders about the benefits of NASA research and the development and the use of NASA intellectual property in commercial applications.
Under a recently-signed Space Act Agreement, Loyola MBA students will review the portfolio of Stennis' patented technologies and will work next spring to develop a viable business plan for bringing that technology to market.
T2U brings NASA technologies "down to Earth." The effort already has resulted in the successful commercial marketing of a product, using technology developed at Kennedy Space Center.
This agreement calls only for the development of a business plan but could become a reality. Startup NASA was launched to help new companies take NASA technology to market.
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Under the initiative, startup companies can be granted a license to NASA intellectual property without the usual up-front costs that pose a financial challenge in many instances.
Details: technology.nasa.gov/startup or technology.nasa.gov/t2u