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Leveraging NASA-Developed Technology In your Business

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Mikaela McShane
Nasa Technology Transfer Program

Mikaela McShane has made a career out of blending mediums and challenging traditional approaches to media and storytelling. Mikaela has a BA in English from Florida State University and a MA in Marketing Communications from Florida State University.

In her current role as the Technology Marketing and Communications Director for Kennedy Space Center Technology Transfer Office, Mikaela works to create new avenues for entrepreneurship and innovative thinking by telling the story of technology transfer and seeking out creative ecosystems. Mikaela has the opportunity to blend technology and communication, taking complex technical solutions and conveying them to individuals and companies who have the ability to commercialize them. This involves collaboration between universities, incubators, startups, and established companies. Bringing technologies out of NASA and into industry



In this presentation you will learn how to leverage post-validated NASA-developed technology to gain a competitive edge in your industry. NASA maintains a portfolio of hundreds of patented technologies that are available to you through the technology licensing process. This presentation will walk through what NASA's Technology Transfer Program is, explain how you can benefit from it and provide step-by-step instructions to help you find the perfect technology to infuse into your business or create a startup around.

NASA's Technology Transfer Program ensures that innovations developed for exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the Nation. Whether you're looking to start a new company, enhance an existing product, or create a new product line, you can gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by putting NASA technology to work for you.