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NASA to coach U Cincinnati students on technology commercialization

By David Schwartz
Published: February 11th, 2015

The University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business and UC’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (CEC) have teamed up with NASA’s Ames Research Center to bring NASA scientists into the business school’s undergrad and graduate entrepreneurship classes. With a focus on technology commercialization, the classes will connect students with the NASA scientists via webcam or telephone.

Through this program, UC students will learn to assess the commercialization potential of select NASA patents. They’ll examine investor options and possible business plans, and consult with NASA specialists along the way.
CEC Executive Director Tom Dalziel says the program is unique in that students are able to plan a future for these technologies as opposed to examining the past. Before their careers have even started, UC students will be able to see the immediate effects on their work.
“These plans aren’t meant to sit on the shelf,” Dalziel says. “The best plans will garner the attention of investors, entrepreneurs and key constituents in the Greater Cincinnati entrepreneurship ecosystem who will want to bring people and resources together to enact them.”

Source: Soapbox Cincinnati

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