STEM/shift Innovation Summit

StemShift Innovation Summit


STEM/Shift is a national summit focused on building momentum towards STEM business creation leveraging new use applications for NASA's patent portfolio of existing market-ready technologies. 

This event offers a hands-on immersive experience for college faculty, administrators, staff, workforce, and students from all academic disciplines and departments to learn, network, and celebrate innovation.

Attendees will apply invention mindset and design thinking in a Patenthon competition, in partnership with NASA's Technology Transfer University (T2U).  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. 

Why Participate?

LEARN about invention mindset and it's relationship to increased student success.

MEET educators and experts in STEM, arts, English, technology, and other disciplines.

ENGAGE in design thinking activities that lead to the creation of a prototype around a patent.

DEVELOP Empathy through learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

DIVE into product and business creation using a Business Model Canvas tool.

REFINE your presentation skills by engaging in making and pitch activities.

RETURN home with an expanded network, lesson plans, open-source resources.

Date: February 23-24 2024
Day 1: 8:30am-3:30pm
Day 2: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Location: USF Research Park 3814 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Registration Information

Attendees may register as an individual or as a team and will collaborate to design products, services, and businesses that address societal challenges using NASA patents. After the summit, teams will have the opportunity to pursue the inventions and businesses with no royalties for the patents for the first three years. If the businesses are successful, NASA requires a 2% royalty fee in year four and beyond.

  • NACCE Member $75
  • NACCE Member Group (4) $250
  • NACCE Non-Member $100
  • NACCE Non-Member Group (4) $350
Photo of USF Research Park

Our Goals

  • To inspire and educate the next generation of innovators to solve the most pressing global problems. 
  • Link educational, entrepreneurial, and STEM-focused organizations with maker communities to accelerate innovation in Florida and beyond
  • To teach valuable business development skills that will enhance your academic and professional career. 
  • To promote social entrepreneurship across Florida
  • To further cultivate a business/stem eco-system that fosters new transformative innovations. 

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