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New York Tech team dusts off dormant NASA patents for new products

New York Tech team dusts off dormant NASA patents for new products
A team of New York Tech students and faculty are working to launch dormant NASA patents into the commercial market. Six undergraduates and one graduate student are building prototypes for four patents

p i pShare Tweet Email A team of New York Tech students and faculty are working to launch dormant NASA patents into the commercial market.Six undergraduates and one graduate student are building prototypes for four patents under an initial contract with the space agency that runs through August, said Michael Nizich, director of the Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation Center, the New York Tech business incubator running the project." Part of the student team was drawn from the College of Engineering & Computer Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology.After consulting with NASA, the ETIC team at the Old Westbury campus winnowed down a list of patents for the initial contract to four: Babak Beheshti, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, said that New York Tech could reap benefits beyond the basic contract with NASA.

" The halo of NASA's brand also lends credibility to the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and New York Tech overall, he said.ETIC was funded in 2016 by the NYSTAR science and technology program of New York's Empire State Development.

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