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Bringing NASA Technology into the Classroom

T2 University NASA field centers across the country engage with business schools and hundreds of students each year. Through the Technology Transfer University (T2U) program, the agency is educating young entrepreneurs and tomorrow's industry leaders about the benefits of using federal government research and development assets in commercial applications.

Ames Research Center has agreements with both Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Through these agreements, Ames strives to provide opportunities to students, as a part of their educational curriculum, to look into the commercial feasibility of the transfer of NASA’s patented technologies to industry. These proposed partnerships may be viewed as NASA STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education collaboration for providing both an avenue/mechanism and a case study for business school students to learn about technology transfer.


Presidio Graduate School

T2 University NRSAA with the Presidio Graduate School (PGS) for Providing Educational Opportunities to Students to Evaluate Technology Transfer Opportunities of NASA’s Patented Technologies.

PGS is a niche graduate business management school focusing on sustainable management education. PGS runs a highly successful academic program entitled Experiential Learning (EL) which fosters the collaboration between student teams and private / public organizations.


University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business

NRSAA Umbrella Agreement with the University of Cincinnati for Space Exploration, Science and Engineering Research, and STEM Initiatives. Annex Two for Providing Educational Opportunities to Students to Evaluate Technology Transfer Opportunities of NASA's Patented Technologies.

ARC will work with the Carl H. Lindner College of Business students in a number of technology transfer areas. The potential classroom projects for the graduate and hand-selected undergraduate business students are the following:

  • Perform a marketing assessment of one or more of NASA patented technologies, selected jointly from NASA's patent database.
  • Prepare a commercialization feasibility assessment for one of NASA's patented technologies.
  • Identify market segments and companies within each market segment that are good candidates for licensing the NASA patented technologies.
  • Participate by shadowing the NASA Licensing Official in the complete cycle of licensing; i. e., licensee solicitation, license application review, license development and negotiation, and closure.
  • Other.

The UoC Carl H. Lindner College of Business offers two degree programs: MBA (Master of Business Administration) and Ph.D. (Doctorate in Business Administration). It also has two undergraduate honors programs offering a BBA.


Participating institutions:

Presidio Graduate School

University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business