Relationships between CRDA Elements and Benefits to the Government in Technology Transfer.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Technology transfer has become an increasingly important mission of federal laboratories over the past decade, with results that benefit the government, private companies, and the nations economy. Cooperative Research and Development Agreements CRDAs are the most used mechanism to perform technology transfer from our nations federal laboratories to the private sector. The main objective of this research is to determine important CRDA elements that are associated with higher benefits to the government. Recommendations are provided for technology transfer managers to improve CRDAs by identifying the CRDA elements that are associated with higher or lower benefits to the government. Key findings include that CRDAs, in general, provide many types of important benefits to the government. Some of the CRDA elements that are associated with significantly higher government benefits include quantified manpower requirements, the commercial partners ability to commercialize CRDA technology, market information for the CRDA technology, quantified copyright royalty rates, and quantified sales royalty rates. CRDA elements associated with significantly lower government benefits include detailed facilities requirements and the CRDA technologys stage of development.
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