NASA aims to help startups get a leg up with by giving them access to game changing tech… Take a Look:
“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.” – David Miller, NASA’s chief technologist
Startups can now search the over 1200 patents NASA has to offer, and use them for new developments for no up front cost. This may not sound particularly exciting, but I assure you it is. The tech that can come out of this program could be pretty awesome.
NASA spin off tech has given us a wide variety of consumer products. That infrared thermometer that makes taking your sick kiddo’s temperature easier? That started as a way to measure the temperature of stars. OpenStack, freeze–drying, temper foam, anti-icing systems for aircraft, space blankets… the list goes on. The tech the space agency has discovered has actively changed our lives – way beyond going to space.
So what are we talking about? These are some of the many patents available for those that sign up for this initiative:
There’s a multitude of possible applications in that small handful. If you know anyone who would be interested they can apply for the program here. Even if you’re not in the start up business, search the patent archive and see what you find – there’s some interesting stuff in there.
What is your favorite NASA spinoff technology and/or product?