ACT-IAC White Paper: Shared Services Technology Transfer
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: HOW A MISSION-FOCUSED SHARED SERVICE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO US ECONOMIC GROWTH
Developed by the ACT-IAC Shared Services Working Group
Released: March 3, 2020
This paper examines the existing tools, applications, systems and organizations that comprise the shared services landscape in technology transfer and evaluates the potential for enhancing or developing a new shared service for this vital contributor to the US economy and national security. The paper is part of Project Bullseye, an ACT-IAC Shared Services Working Group initiative to identify Federal government mission and functional areas not historically part of shared services models that may benefit from the model. Data was gathered through interviews with eight contributors currently working in tech transfer in the federal sector as well as white and green papers, federal budgets, economic impact studies, and tech transfer policy documents. Because of their practical and detailed understanding of the complex T2 environment, the perspectives and information from our contributors is the bedrock of this report. The authors concluded that tech transfer shared services have significant potential value for national competitiveness and security, timely adaptation to fast changing technologies, and economic benefits, if the federal government is willing to address the challenges, needs, and opportunities identified in this report.