National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight CenterGoddard Space Flight Center

Training Camp Dates:
March 5th to March 7th, 2024

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Are you highly motivated? Are you interested in developing new technology and products? Are you an entrepreneur? If you answered yes to any of these questions, NASA’s Commercialization Training Camp is for you!

Participants will learn to leverage NASA’s technology transfer process for entrepreneurial success by participating in a variety of sessions tailored to learning about commercialization and technology infusion. Participants can expect an overview of NASA’s Tech Transfer Program, presentations tailored to individual interests and workshops geared toward entrepreneurial success. This training camp could serve as a catalyst in igniting a second dream career for participants.

This in-person training camp, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and hosted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Glenn Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, and Johnson Space Center, will have a wealth of knowledge available regardless of participant’s technical background. Workshop attendees need only to bring their imagination and curiosity to the table, prepared to identify NASA solutions to problems they aim to solve on a commercial scale. NASA hopes this workshop will lead to unique uses and commercial applications of NASA technology.

What Participants Can Expect

  • An introduction to NASA’s unique capabilities and Technology Transfer Program
  • Insight into NASA investments in research and development
  • Skills to identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities for technology based ventures in commercial products and services for societal benefit
  • Lessons on evaluating opportunities within industries and markets of interest
  • Professional assistance in developing a project plan to license or partner utilizing NASA technology and capabilities
  • Methods to discover and verify customer interest
  • Guidance towards resources to enable continuation (customer discovery and development, business development and seed stage funding sources)

Exclusive Presentations & One-on-Ones

  • NASA’s leading minds in science & engineering
  • Intellectual property portfolio managers
  • Representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Former pro athletes & current licensees of NASA technology
  • External technology transfer participants

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program ensures that innovations developed for exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the nation. Whether you’re looking to start a new company, enhance an existing product, or create a new product line, you can gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by putting NASA technology to work for you.

Patent Portfolio

NASA has a large and diverse portfolio of patents available for licensing. These technologies – designed and tested for the demands of spaceflight – can be adapted for use here on Earth.

Software Solutions

The NASA Software Catalog offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications.


Through Technology Transfer University (T2U), business students creating market assessments and business plans can now hone these skills by working with our high-tech patent portfolio.

Startup NASA

By offering a non-exclusive license with no up-front costs for commercial use of our patented technologies, we’re letting startup companies hold on to their cash while securing intellectual property.


Read our annual Spinoff report, which highlights technologies from NASA’s aerospace research that are improving everyday life here on Earth.

Patent Gift

To stimulate the innovation economy, NASA makes a portion of its technology portfolio freely available for anyone. The technologies in this public domain portfolio do not require a licensing agreement.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for U.S. space exploration, space technology, Earth and space science, and aeronautics research.

NASA inspires the world by exploring new frontiers, discovering new knowledge, and developing new technology. Since NASA’s inception in 1958 to present day, the Agency’s history is written with each unique scientific and technological achievement. NASA has landed people on the Moon, visited every planet in the solar system, touched the Sun, and solved some of the core mysteries of our home planet. Today, the nation’s economic prosperity, national security, and cultural identity depend on NASA’s leadership in aeronautics, space exploration, and science.

NASA’s historic and enduring purpose is aligned to four major strategic goals: expand human knowledge through new scientific discoveries, extend human presence deeper into space and to the Moon for sustainable long-term exploration and utilization, address national challenges and catalyze
economic growth, and optimize capabilities and operations.



Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers, and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the Sun, our solar system and the universe.

Just outside Washington, DC, Goddard is home to Hubble operations and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Goddard manages communications between mission control and orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Goddard scientists stare into the Sun, grind up meteorites for signs of life’s building blocks, look into the farthest reaches of space, and untangle the mysteries of our own changing world. Goddard engineers construct sensitive instruments, build telescopes that peer into the cosmos, and operate the test chambers that ensure those satellites’ survival.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Science Instruments undergoing final super cold test at Goddard

Johnson Space Center

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has been a leader in human space exploration for more than half a century. As the nucleus of the nation’s astronaut corps and home to International Space Station mission operations, the Orion crew and a host of future space developments, the center plays a pivotal role in human space exploration and enhancing technological and scientific knowledge to benefit all of humankind. Established in 1961 on nearly 1,700 acres southeast of downtown Houston as the Manned Spacecraft Center, the center was renamed in 1973 to honor the late president and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson. From the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs to the International Space Station and Orion, the center has been at the forefront of America’s human spaceflight programs. Johnson’s nearly 10,000-person workforce helps bolster NASA’s standing as an institution where creative and talented problem solvers push the boundaries of explorations innovation.

 ESA astronaut Timothy Peake, awaits the start of a spacewalk training session

Photo Gallery:  February 2020 Training Camp at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

NASA Centers



Additional Information

2024 Commercialization Training Camp Flyer

Training Camp Success Stories
Summer 2019 Photo Gallery
February 2020 Photo Gallery