Innovative technology transfer leads to rise in NASA Glenn’s licenses
At the recent Innovator’s Recognition Event at NASA Glenn, the NASA Glenn Licensing team, that includes InnoVector Tech team members, was awarded a trophy from the NASA Technology Transfer Program executive, Dan Lockney. The award was for achieving the highest number of licenses in a single year for any NASA field center, a total of 23 licenses in fiscal year 2016 – a remarkable technology transfer achievement.
In fiscal year 2015, NASA Glenn’s Technology Transfer Office secured eight licensing agreements covering 18 technologies—more licenses than the Center had secured in the previous ten years combined. In fiscal year 2016, 23 licenses were signed covering 51 technologies. The NASA Glenn Licensing team achieved these extraordinary results by taking a highly innovative approach toward technology transfer. These approaches covered improved promotion of Glenn’s intellectual property and licensing mechanisms, standardization of internal processes, and flexible, tailored approaches when working with external entities seeking to license Glenn’s technologies. InnoVector Tech is looking forward to transferring even more tax-payer funded innovations into business in the next year through our partnership with NASA Glenn’s Technology Transfer Office.