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New Agreement Streamlines Licensing Process for High-Temperature Aerogel

Licensees for jointly owned technology can negotiate with one partner, not two
NASA's Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)(link opens new browser window) have signed a new agreement that streamlines licensing negotiations for a high-temperature aerogel they jointly developed. Signed in December 2013, the joint-ownership agreement allows potential licensees to negotiate solely with NASA Glenn, which is authorized to represent OAI. By eliminating the need for companies to engage with both owners of the technology, the agreement is expected to dramatically reduce the time to signature for licensing deals.
› Read about Fuentek's role in Glenn's joint-ownership agreement success

Moonbase Alpha

Fuentek IP Management Plays a Role in Successful Out-Licensing of Fiber Optic Technology by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center

4DSP Licenses NASA's High-Speed Fiber Optic Sensing System
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has licensed its lightweight, compact, ultra-efficient fiber optic sensor system to the Austin, TX-based company, 4DSP. By leveraging NASA's fiber optics and high-speed algorithms, which are capable of interrogating thousands of sensors at the unprecedented refresh rate of 100 samples per second, 4DSP will bring to market a state-of-the-art turnkey fiber optic system. This breakthrough fiber optic technology can be used to monitor stress in aircraft, automobiles, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, and medical catheters, to name just a few applications.
› Read about Fuentek's role in Dryden's fiber optic success

GATR in Haiti

Fuentek Helps NASA Promote Technology's Benefits for Disaster Relief

Portable Antenna Technology Receives Prestigious R&D 100 and National Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards
A technology with roots in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is benefiting from an ongoing technology transfer relationship with NASA's Glenn Research Center and leading to faster on-the-ground communications support for disaster relief efforts. When the NASA center called upon Fuentek to promote this success, we developed publicity materials and winning award applications that gave a boost to the credibility of the technology and the prestige of our client.
› Read about Fuentek's role in promoting the portable antenna success

Moonbase Alpha

Fuentek Facilitates Partnerships Leading to NASA’s Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Game

Using Open Innovation to Make the Game a Reality
Yes, you can be an astronaut based on the south pole of the moon! How? With NASA Moonbase Alpha, the first installment of the MMO game that was developed through NASA partnerships with three private companies.
› Read about Fuentek’s role in Moonbase Alpha’s succes


Fuentek Helps Secure Multiple Licenses and 400+ Software Usage Agreements for NASA's HHT

Revolutionary Signal Processing Algorithms Achieve Commercialization Success
As one of the most important discoveries in the field of applied mathematics in NASA history, HHT is a revolutionary, adaptive set of signal-analysis algorithms. This innovation had great commercialization success with multiple licenses and more than 400 Software Usage Agreements. 
› Read about Fuentek's role in the HHT success


Fuentek Helps Commercialize NASA Tech to Aid Medical Imagery Interpretation

NASA Technology Could Aid in Interpretation of Mammograms, Ultrasounds, Other Medical Imagery
NASA software used to enhance Earth science imagery could one day aid in the interpretation of mammograms, ultrasounds, and other medical imagery.
› Read about Fuentek's role in the HSEG success


Fuentek Helps NASA Launch Reliability-Centered Maintenance Pilot Program

NASA’s Reliability-Centered Maintenance Pilot Program Saves Over $300,000 in Taxpayer Money
This program reduced maintenance and operating costs of aging equipment within critical testing facilities, while also increasing safety, reliability, and efficiency.
› Read about Fuentek's role in the RCM success

solar refrigerator

Fuentek Facilitates Commercialization of NASA Technology for Battery-Free Solar Powered Refrigeration Systems 

Company Licenses NASA Technology for Battery-Free Solar Powered Refrigeration Systems
Planned uses include vaccine refrigerators for remote locations and refrigerated containers for transporting food to U.S. troops.
› Read about Fuentek's role in this solar refrigeration success

carbon nanotube

Fuentek Marketing Plays a Role in Successful Nanotechnology Licensing at NASA

NASA Licenses Its Patented Technique for Manufacturing High-Quality Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) to Idaho Space Materials (ISM)
A unique technique for manufacturing high-quality single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) benefits the next generation of composite polymers, metals, and ceramics that will impact almost every facet of life.
› Read about Fuentek's role in this CNT success

blood test

Fuentek Plays Key Role in Successful Technology Transfer from Roche Diagnostics to Theron, Inc.

Agreement Establishes a New Company to Develop and Sell Products in the Environmental and Food Safety Testing Markets
Putting in place a hands-on collaboration of scientists, Theron can more quickly move forward in developing their new product, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved,
› Read about Fuentek's role in this success


The Successful Work of the Fuentek and Deloitte Consulting Team at UIUC Has Continuing Impact on Commercialization Efforts

Fuentek and Deloitte Consulting Teamed with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Office of Technology Management
As a result of this partnership, UIUC executed almost 100 licenses between Summer 2001 and Spring 2005. The OTM has seen a 70% increase in invention disclosures, a 47% increase in U.S. patent application filiings, a 100% increase in patents awarded, a 30% increase in licenses, and a 50% increase in start-ups.
› Read about Fuentek's role in this success

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