InnoVector Tech wins NASA Agency Honor Award
InnoVector Tech team members, Nannette Stangle-Castor and Allen Drake were awarded NASA Agency Honor Awards as part of the NASA Glenn Research Center Technology Transfer Office Licensing Team. The award was given: “For outstanding success in transferring government-developed technologies to the private sector by bringing transformative approaches to intellectual property and licensing.”
In fiscal year 2016, Glenn Research Center’s licensing team achieved an unprecedented level of impact in transferring government-developed technologies to the private sector. They secured 23 licensing agreements covering 51 technologies, partnering with companies in 9 different states. This licensing success represented not just a remarkable achievement for Glenn—it set an all-time Agency record for a NASA Center. In order to achieve this extraordinary feat, the team changed their entire approach to tech transfer. This was not an incremental change but a fundamental reboot that enabled a quantum leap in performance which is fully sustainable.
These extraordinary results demonstrate that the team’s growth and capacity for future contribution is unquestionably strong and will continue to yield dividends for US businesses—and taxpayers—for many years to come. InnoVector Tech is honored to be a part of such an outstanding team at NASA Glenn that is bringing technology out of NASA for the benefit of all.