NASA program will give FSU students access to cutting-edge technology patents

In addition to being the world’s leading space agency, NASA owns about 1,600 technological patents.

Florida State University’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship will have access to all of those patents thanks to their participation in the NASA Technology Transfer University Program (T2U). FSU’s T2U participation will be with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

As part of the program, Moran student entrepreneurs will build case studies with NASA’s patent portfolio while learning about commercialization and licensing opportunities.

Susan Fiorito, dean of the Moran College, said the program will give students access to cutting-edge technology in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

“The NASA T2U program provides our students access to exciting and impactful technologies that they can use in creating businesses that will solve big problems,” she said. “Students can take their own innovative ideas and entrepreneurial know-how and combine them with the technical expertise developed by NASA researchers to bring a new product or service to the market.”

STEM Entrepreneur in Residence at the Moran College Jeff Whalen said the program is another example of the college giving its students real-world experience in entrepreneurial pursuits.

“I am very excited about the incredible opportunities that T2U will bring to our students, faculty and staff,” he said. “The T2U program is more evidence of FSU’s commitment to education, innovation and commercialization in STEM entrepreneurship. It will provide a solid platform for creative entrepreneurship to everyone at FSU but is especially empowering to our students in the undergraduate STEM Entrepreneurship program.”

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