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Posted 10/29/2013 Printable Fact Sheet

Located in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, the Air Force Technology Transfer (T2) Program was created to assure all Air Force science and engineering activities promote the transfer or exchange of technology with state and local governments, academia, and industry. These activities enhance the economic competitiveness of industry and promote the productivity of state and local governments while leveraging the Department of Defense (DoD) research and development investment. They can also serve academia by opening up expanded areas of exploration and cooperation. The end result is a strong industrial base the Air Force and DoD can utilize to supply their capability shortfalls.

Partnering with the Air Force can be readily accomplished through a variety of T2 agreements. These partnerships can be in the form of collaborative research, testing of innovations or products, providing excess equipment to schools, or licensing Air Force technologies. These agreements protect the partner while allowing Air Force resources to focus activities on solving common problems and advancing technical solutions.

There are many mechanisms and programs used to facilitate the transfer of technology. Examples of mechanisms frequently used are Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Educational Partnership Agreements (EPAs), Commercial Test Agreements (CTAs), Patent License Agreements (PLAs), and Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs). Some of the programs that support T2 in the Air Force include the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) and Independent Research & Development program (IR&D). T2 connections are also made by focusing on developing outreach programs which include: automotive, law enforcement, and assistive technologies.

PHONE: (937) 656-9868
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Air Force Technology Transfer Brochures


Partnership Intermediaries: perform services for the Federal laboratory that increase the likelihood of success in the conduct of cooperative or joint activities with small business firms, institutions of higher education, and industry.  Techlink
(DoD Partnership Intermediary)

Wright Brothers Institute
(AFRL Partnership Intermediary)


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