Tech Transfer Central

Federal Technology Transfer Offices on the Internet

This is a guide to technology transfer offices or centers at Federal Laboratories and related sites.

Department of Agriculture [Return to Index]

USDA Home Page

Office of Technology Transfer – Agricultural Research Service
ARS patents available for licensing, contacts, news, and the TEKTRAN database.

Agricultural Research Service
Links to ARS research facilities, personnel directories, and the Current Research Information System (CRIS).

Forest Service Research
Research papers, news, and events of the Forest Service and the Forest Research Community.

TEKTRAN Database
Searchable database of pre-publication notices of the latest ARS research results. Updated monthly.

Technology Transfer Information Center – National Agricultural Library
Publications, news, technology descriptions, the Technology Transfer FAQ, and the TEKTRAN database.


Department of Commerce [Return to Index]

Department of Commerce Home Page

Office of Technology Policy
Publications, programs and information about technology.


National Institute of Standards and Technology [Return to Index]

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Main NIST WWW. Links to other servers and the Guide to NIST Services.

Office of Technology Partnership
Information on how to work with NIST

Advanced Technology Project (ATP)
NIST/ATP site with information on applying for an ATP award. Contains background on ATP, applications and assistance completing them, and information about cooperative R&D with the Federal government.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Return to Index]

Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division
Information about products and partnerships based on ESRL (formerly Environmental Technology Laboratory) technology.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Cooperative agreements with universities; resources, facilities & services; atmosphericoceanographic data.


National Technical Information Service [Return to Index]

National Technical Information Service
“The Official Resource for U.S. Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Business-Related Information.”

Connections to numerous federal web sites; full text of selected government reports.


National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Return to Index]

Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
Conducts research to advance telecommunnication infrastucture development. Works mainly through CRADAs.


Department of Defense [Return to Index]

Department of Defense – DefenseLINK

Department of Defense Information Center
Technology transfer information for the Department of Defense. Additional information is available throught the Office of Technology Transfer.

Department of Defense R&D Organizations
Links to DOD Laboratories

Department of Defense Tech Match
“DoD TechMatch is a web-based portal designed to provide industry and academia a Department of Defense-sponsored solution to find Research & Development Opportunities, Licensable Patents, and information on approximately 120 DoD Labs located across the United States.”

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Includes information on SBIR funding, Innovation Agreements and current research.

Missile Defense Agency Technology Transfer

Missile Defense Agency Technology
Database of available technologies, MDA Update, news.

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Army Corps of Engineer lab features new technology descrptions, mechanisms, contact information, and partnering opportunities.

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Army Corp of Engineers Laboratory site features new technolgies information and fact sheets, ongoing research, and points of contact.

Office of Technology Transition Home Page
DOD Technology Transfer from DDR&E; provides links to technology transfer functions within each DOD laboratory.

Business Opportunities with PEO STRI
Simulation, Training & Instrumentation lists of business opportunities.


Air Force [Return to Index]

Please note, in Fall 1997 four labs – Armstrong Lab, Phillips Lab, Rome Lab and Wright Lab – were combined under one laboratory headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The links below remain active as of April 4, 2004.

Air Force Research Laboratory
Combined Air Force Research Lab technology transfer site.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Users can search for information on: procurement, grants, technical assistance, contacts and general information.

Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate
Technology databases; technology factsheets; contacts; CRADAs; searchable database of patents.


Army [Return to Index]

Doing Business with ARL (Army Research Labortory)

Collaborative Technology Alliances – Army Resaerch Laboratory


Navy [Return to Index]

Navy OnLine

Naval Research Laboratory
Research highlights, publications, expertise & facilities.

Office of Naval Research, Office of Transition
Tech transfer activities, contacts, description of expertise, facilities and programs.

Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division
Provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over an enormous range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport
Information on technology transfer, business opportunities, patents, and technical facilities.


Department of Energy [Return to Index]

Department of Energy – Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Ames Laboratory Technology Transfer
Includes program overview and intellectuial property statistics.

Argonne National Lab – Industrial Technology Development
Technology opportunities, success stories, news, program descriptions, and technology profiles.

Brookhaven National Lab
Includes business guidelines, technology overview, and specialized contacts list.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Idaho National Laboratory
Overview of INL’s technology transfer programs, patent search, and available technologies.

Kansas City Plant
Partnering mechanisms, proposal solicitations, and licensing technologies.

Lawrence Berkeley Lab Business Opportunities
Index and Profiles of current business opportunities, current partnerships, available technologies, patents, success stories, and more.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab Technology Transfer Office
Includes business opportunities, patents, and technologies available for licensing.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Tech Transfer Home Page

The National Energy Technology Laboratory
Overview of facilities and technical capabilites, Technological specialties, Active patents, and CRADAs.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer Center

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Office of Technology Transfer
Technology showcase, database of inventions, CRADAs, and licensing.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Includes client success stories and available technologies.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Technology profiles, patents, current projects as well as contact information.

Sandia National Laboratories – Doing Business

Savannah River National Laboratories
Technologies to serve the nation through safe, secure, cost-effective management of our nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear materials, and the environment

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Information on partnership, venture agreements and available technologies.


Environmental Protection Agency [Return to Index]

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Research and Development (EPA)
EPA R&D publications, databases, news, and funding information.

ORD Tech Transfer Highlights


Department of Health & Human Services [Return to Index]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Centers for Disease Control [Return to Index]

Centers for Disease Control Technology Transfer Overview
General information and resources including business opportunities, forms, model agreements.

Mining Safety & Health Research
Mining research projects.


National Cancer Institute [Return to Index]

National Cancer Institute Technology Transfer
Grants, research, contracts, services, forms, and success stories.


National Institutes of Health [Return to Index]

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health – Office of Technology Transfer
Featured technology, CRADAs & MTAs, forms & model agreements.

National Human Genome Research Institute – Office of Technology Transfer
Overview, contacts, links to technologies available for licensing, standard forms and agreements, technology transfer terms.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Technology Transfer Branch
Technologies and tech transfer opportunities, general resources, model agreements, and contacts to NIAID tech transfer Staff.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Technology Transfer
Inventions, contacts, forms, links to other NIH research laboratories.


Department of Homeland Security [Return to Index]

Department of Homeland Security

National and Federal Laboratories
List of Laboratories and Research Facilities within DHS.


Department of Interior [Return to Index]

U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technology Transfer Program
Overview, research, and contacts.

U.S. Geological Survey
General information, partnership opportunities, environmental research, data, publications.

U.S. Geological Survey – Technology Transfer


Department of Justice [Return to Index]

Department of Justice
Information relating to new criminal justice technologies and procedures as well as “Doing Business with DOJ” overview.

Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization
OLETC assists in the commercialization of innovative technology for use in law enforcement and corrections.

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
Offering support, research findings, and technological expertise to help State and local law enforcement and corrections personnel perform their duties more safely and efficiently.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Return to Index]

NASA Techfinder
Search across all NASA labs for technologies available for licensing and business opportunites.

Ames Technology Partnerships Division
The Technology Partnerships Division enhances NASA missions by creating mutually beneficial R&D partnerships with industry, academia and others, and by transferring NASA-developed technology to industry to benefit the U.S. economy.

Dryden Flight Research Center
Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office

Glenn Research Center Commercial Technology Office
Gateway to the commercial applications of NASA Glenn Technology

Goddard Space Flight Center Technology Transfer Office
Opportunities, featured technologies, overview of facilities and expertise, funding, and contacts.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Links to specific JPL technology sites.

Johnson Space Center Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office
Innovations, partnerships, success stories, and licensing opportunities.

Kennedy Space Center Technology Programs and Commercialization Office
Developing technologies in support of Launch/Landing and Vehicle/Payload Processing, KSC offers a number of technologies ready for commercialization.

Langley Technology Commercialization Program Office
Online resources for doing business with Langley.

Marshall Space Flight Center Technology Transfer Office
Technologies available for licensing, contacts, and programs related to MSFC.

Stennis Space Center Commercial Technology Program
Technology needs & opportunities, success stories, and contacts.

Innovative Partnerships Program
This site encompasses the websites operated by NASA’s national network of programs, organizations and services sponsored by and affiliated with the IPP at NASA Headquarters.

Scientific and Technical Information
Access to over 3 million aerospace and research citations and NASA Tech Brief Indexes.


Regional Technology Transfer Centers (NASA) [Return to Index]

University of Southern California Technology Transfer Center
Formerly the Far-West Regional Technology Transfer Center, this website details a list of available services including partnership opportunities, environmental research, data, and news.

Mid-Atlantic Technology Transfer Center
Technologies available for licensing from regional labs.

Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC) Home Page
Offering a variety of technology transfer and commercialization services serving private companies and federal laboratories.

Midwest Technology Transfer Center Home Page / Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center
This center is now part of the NASA Glenn Technology Transfer and Partnership Office (TT&PO).

Northeast Regional Technology Transfer Center
A Clearinghouse for Public Safety Technology.

Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center
Success stories, funding opportunities, technical assistance, services & support information and links to other sites.


Department of Transportation [Return to Index]

Department of Transportation

DOT Technology Transfer Gateway
Central directory of DOT Technology Transfer Activities, Services, and Facilities.


Federal Aviation Administration [Return to Index]

FAA Technical Center — William J. Hughes Technical Center
Overview of program, contacts, and organizational structure.


U.S. Coast Guard [Return to Index]

U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center
Overview of Coast Guard R&D programs, mission, business opportunities, and current projects.


Department of Veterans Affairs [Return to Index]

Department of Veterans Affairs – Research and Development

Office of Research and Development Technology Transfer Program
Includes a list of available technologies, information on CRADAs, model agreements, and the VHA Intelectual Property Handbook


Other Technology Transfer Resources [Return to Index]

MITRE Corporation
A not-for-profit corporation working within three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers and providing services for the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration and the Treasury Department.

Gulf Coast Alliance for Technology Transfer (GCATT)
A partnership of Federal and military laboratories, state universities and community colleges in Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.

Federal Laboratory Consortium Home Page
The nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides a forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.

National Science Foundation
Links to multiple programs and projects funded by the NSF as well as grants, funding and SBIR Information.

National Technology Transfer Center
Gateways to technolgies from many agencies and departments.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office