Accession Number:

ADA582099

Title:

Exemplar Practices for Department of Defense Technology Transfer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 2012-Jan 2013

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

This report discusses exemplar practices recommended by Department of Defense DoD laboratory staff, Offices of Research and Technology Applications ORTAs, DoD legal staff, and other stakeholders to transfer technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. The purpose is to inform staff at DoD laboratories and technology transfer offices about these practices and encourage their adoption across the DoD. Using themes identified in a review of academic literature, government reports, and legal documents on technology transfer, the research team interviewed DoD laboratory ORTA and legal staff and other stakeholders. From the data collected from these interviews, the research team selected 24 practices as exemplar and organized them into the following categories ensuring effective ORTA organization and staffing empowering, training, and rewarding scientists and engineers capturing and managing intellectual property using technology transfer mechanisms to full potential managing and monitoring technology transfer processes marketing laboratory technologies and capabilities to industry and building partnerships. Many DoD technology transfer organizations have implemented creative approaches within the boundaries of existing regulations, directives, and instructions. The adoption of these exemplar practices is likely to accelerate the transfer of innovations to the marketplace.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE