Space technology : A study of the significance of recognition for innovators of spinoff technologies. 1993 activities/1994, 1995 plans
- Jan 1, 1994.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- During the past 30 years as NASA has conducted technology transfer programs, it has gained considerable experience - particularly pertaining to the processes. However, three areas have not had much scrutiny: the examination of the contributions of the individuals who have developed successful spinoffs, the commercial success of the spinoffs themselves, and the degree to which they are understood by the public. In short, there has been limited evaluation to measure the success of technology transfer efforts mandated by Congress. Research conducted during the first year of a three-year NASA grant to the United States Space Foundation has taken the initial steps toward measuring the success of methodologies to accomplish that Congressionally-mandated technology transfer. In particular, the US Space Foundation, in cooperation with ARAC, technology transfer experts; JKA, a nationally recognized themed entertainment design company; and top evaluation consultants, inaugurated and evaluated a fresh approach including commercial practices to encourage, motivate, and energize technology transfer by: recognizing already successful efforts (Space Technology Hall of Fame Award), drawing potential business and industrial players into the process (Space Commerce Expo), and informing and motivating the general public (Space Technology Hall of Fame public venues). The first year's efforts are documented and directions for the future are outlined.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940019053.
Accession ID: 94N23526.
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