NASA makes more than 800 innovations available to public

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      “The good news is this technology is available to the public for free,” Nelson said. “The software suited for satellites, astronauts, engineers, and scientists as it is applied and adapted across industries and businesses is a testament to the extensive value NASA brings to the United States — and the world.”

      NASA provided a detailed outline of how people and companies can use their software, advising those interested to find NASA technologies for licensing at and then submit a license application and commercialization plan online.

      If the application is accepted, the person or company will work with a NASA licensing manager to set the terms of the license agreement before a final agreement is signed.

      NASA has long collaborated with public and private organizations on a variety of efforts like TetrUSS. Researchers at NASA worked on reducing aircraft emissions through computational fluid dynamics programs that minimize drag.

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      I checked the web site as licensing usually doesn’t mean free, and they say

      When you talk with the NASA licensing team, you will learn that there are 3 components to licensing fees:

      an upfront fee—a lump sum payable on the signing of the patent license agreement. For non-exclusive licenses, these upfront fees usually range from $5,000 to $10,000, though we offer special licensing terms with no up-front fees to startup companies. Exclusive license fees are higher, and since each one is unique, it is difficult to provide an accurate range. It is through the upfront fees that NASA seeks to recover some of its investment in the patent filing and maintenance costs.

      yearly minimum royalties—Based on the business plan, these fees are designed to ensure that licensees are actively engaged in working toward commercial applications.

      running royalty percentage—Based on revenue, these fees are negotiated, but generally range anywhere from three to seven percent. They can also be negotiated down by a higher upfront fee. Within the range, fees may vary by the readiness/maturity of the technology, the industry application of the technology, and the exclusivity desired by your organization.

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      How democratic of them.

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