Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer
If you are interested in a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) technology, several license options are available to you.
List of licensing opportunities
- Adaptive Control of Harmonic Drives
- Adaptive Output Force Control of Hydraulic Cylinders
- Adaptive Self-Tuning Control of Manipulators Using Uncalibrated Joint Torque Sensing
- Cortex, a Software Toolbox for on-board Reactive Autonomy Using Hierarchical Finite State Machines
- Design of a Load Cell with Large Overload Capacity
- Dynamometer with Active Load for Testing Manipulator's Joint Prototypes
- Efficient Algorithm for Computer Simulation of Constrained Mechanical Systems with Redundant Constraint and/or Singular Configuration
- Hardware Implementation of Hyperspectral Data Compression
- Hyperspectral Data Browser
- Hyperspectral Noise Reduction
- Identification and Torque/Force Control of Hydraulic Actuator
- Inference Techniques for Diagnosis Based on Set Operations
- Method and System of Increasing Spatial Resolution
- Method for Regulating the Strain Output of Shape Memory Alloy Actuator
- Porosimeter Technology for Porous Size Distribution Characterization
- Robust-Performance Approach to Impedance-Matching of Robots Interacting with Unknown Environments
- Smart Thermal Radiator based on Thermo-chromic Coatings on Aluminum
- Software approaches to hyperspectral data compression
- Velocity Estimation by using Imperfect Accelerometer and Encoder for Rigid Contact Modeling and Control
- Zero-g emulating testbed for spacecraft attitude/translation control system
Types of licences
By granting licences, the CSA provides business opportunities for firms wishing to use leading-edge CSA technologies for commercial purposes. A commercialization licence provides access, for a pre-determined period of time and under certain conditions, to intellectual property rights and to know-how available for transfer for the purposes of manufacturing, using and/or selling one or more products in a particular market.
Without necessarily being limited to either, a commercialization licence may be sole or non-exclusive.
Research and Development (R&D) licence
The CSA can also grant licences for research and development (R&D) purposes. The research objective may be a discovery possibly leading to a new product or process or simply the improvement of an existing product or process.
In other cases, the CSA can provide licences permitting access or granting the right to access and use information and data for a purpose other than commercialization or research. This type of licence is used mainly for software programs.
Licence for educational and training purposes
Upon request, the CSA may provide educational institutions with licences permitting the use of a technology for educational and training purposes.
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