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NASA Expedites Licensing of Its Technologies

May 12, 2000
In an effort to move hundreds of technologies with commercial potential from its growing inventory over to the private sector, NASA’s Langley Research Center has designated certain technologies eligible for expedited licensing with nominal fees and minimal negotiations.

These technologies are on display at its Technology Portfolio website at www.mtac.pitt.edu/tech.

The Technology Portfolio contains: a brief summary of each technology along with links to the patent; information on licensing options and sample licensing agreements; instructions on how to prepare a commercialization plan and license application; and contact information for a representative from the Mid-Atlantic Technology Applications Center (MTAC). MTAC developed the Technology Portfolio website under Langley’s direction and is managing the site as well as outreach activities.

To help ensure that NASA’s technology assets contribute to U.S. economic growth through improved production processes and marketable, innovative products, this Web resource will make the transfer of technology from Langley to industry a simpler and more efficient process, says the center.