Commercializing Federal R&D: Secrets to Startup Success

Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

This NASA startup case study presents key information to help other companies and investors effectively pursue the “productization” of government technology. The speakers will discuss:

  • Finding relevant federal innovations

  • Confirming and cultivating the market

  • Negotiating a win-win deal with the U.S. government

  • Transforming the R&D outcome into a market-ready product

The presentation will also provide insights and insider perspectives ...

Technology Changing the Future of Accessible Transportation

Thursday, November 16, 2:10 - 3:00 PM

Speaker(s): Mohammed Yousuf

Approximately 57 million people in the United States live with some form of vision, hearing, cognitive, mobility, or other disability. For people with disabilities, including veterans and older adults, inadequate mobility and transportation can hinder them from completing important tasks, such as obtaining employment, commuting to appointments, shopping for groceries or even attending social events.

The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research ...

Advanced Robotics Technology and Developments in Performance Measurement Standards

Thursday, November 16, 3:10 - 4:00 PM

Speaker(s): Roger Bostelman, MS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been researching various aspects of manufacturing robotics, in some cases stemming from military projects from the 1980s and beyond. This presentation will focus on NIST-led developments in robot cranes, healthcare robotics and, most recently, performance measurements of mobile manipulators.

Highlights of the NIST RoboCrane, the Home Lift, Positioning, and Rehabilitation (HLPR ...

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