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Critical Knowledge inSight: Technology Transfer

Critical Knowledge Insight

Scientists and engineers busy at work on their projects struggle to find time to make the invaluable contribution of sharing discoveries and new technology.

In the video above, please reference 11:28 –15:27 for insights on when you should share what you have learned from your project. In this segment from Masters with Masters 28, Carol Ginty, Project Manager, Evolvable Cryogenics (eCryo) Project, Space Technology Project Office, explains her ideas on pushing new discoveries and technology to the public.



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      Publishing research from projects was almost an obligation to other centers and industry.

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      New technology is an important product that comes from many projects.

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      Technology workshops that highlighted new technologies from the project were held yearly.

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      Glenn Research Center held industry workshops to share all the knowledge learned on a project with the public.

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      New technology will just sit unused unless it is pushed out to the community that will find it useful.


A lot of new technology and discoveries come from the work done on projects. To make this new technology known, project members must network with the colleagues in their field who would be interested in its application by holding workshops, attending conferences and publishing research to get the technology to the field where it will be utilized.

Related Resources:

APPEL Course: Creativity and Innovation

NASA Spinoff Publication

ASK Magazine Article on Pushing New Technology to the Public

Full Video of Masters with Masters 28 Masters (Carol Ginty and Susan Motil)

NASA Lessons Learned Database Search on Technology Transfer

NASA Technology Transfer Program

NASA Spinoff YouTube Video Series Highlighting Technology Transfer


Critical Knowledge inSight is a new series of articles highlighting information to help practitioners identify and overcome obstacles that interfere with mission success. Each article focuses on a critical knowledge topic and features knowledge insight through a short video clip with subject matter experts sharing information needed to solve problems and drive innovation. Articles include a brief summary of key learning points gleaned from the expert’s insight along with related resources, such as case studies, courses and lessons learned, to further explore the topic and provide you with quick-hitting, targeted learning to enhance your knowledge base.

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