NASA said Wednesday startup applicants will have the opportunity to obtain licenses of more than 1,200 NASA technologies such as coatings, sensors, aeronautics technologies and instrumentation, among others.
The Startup NASA initiative aims to help startups raise capital and protect intellectual property rights.
“The Startup NASA initiative leverages the results of our cutting-edge research and development so entrepreneurs can take that research and some risks to create new products and new services,” said David Miller, NASA’s chief technologist.
Developed under NASA’s Technology Transfer Program, the initiative covers 15 categories from which startups can choose to apply for a patent through an online form.
NASA will charge startups a royalty fee once products developed from the licensed technology are sold.