Technology development strategies serve as a baseline for continually evolving efforts to develop and transfer technologies from agencies that create them to organizations that utilize the technologies. NASA is strategically positioned to create and transfer technology to the state, private sector, and the local governments as a national priority. At the core of NASA’s technology transfer tools and programs, a focus is built on creating benefits to the society by transferring its innovative knowledge and inventions to other organizations with the objective of reducing operation costs and increasing efficiency. The agency provides aerospace products and technologies through incorporation of government’s objectives in its R&D systems.

Transfer of technologies promotes the national economic growth, commercial activity, and stimulates business and commerce, and related innovations. Through development of effective project management techniques, the agency has been able to develop new technologies under its R&D operations. The agency’s approach to technology transfer uses both formal and informal activates. The technologies are protected by NASA’s patents and copyrights.