NASA is looking to get its patented technologies into the hands of Virginia’s startups

To put a human face to the patents available from NASA for commercial use, Katrina Young, program lead for NASA’s Langley Research Center Technology Transfer Expansion Program, conducts outreach to entrepreneurs to explain the tech transfer process — which can help businesses spur innovation and commercialization.  

Based out of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Young has long been in outward facing roles with the center. In her current position, she is targeting businesses and entrepreneurs as well as university programs that specifically to get patented NASA technology in their hands. Young sees particular growth in Virginia around aerospace and a variety of other tech companies that could benefit from the program. 

The technology transfer program offers a portfolio of researched and tested technologies that companies can license in the fields of materials, coatings, sensors, aeronautics, medicine, biotechnology and instrumentation. Companies can apply for…

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