NIST Seeks Information Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes
The Federal government invests approximately $150 billion annually in research and development (R&D). For the results of this investment to produce economic gain and maintain a strong national security innovation base, the results must be transferred to private companies to create new products and services. In order to advance the President’s Management Agenda to modernize government for the 21st century, including the associated Lab-to-Market cross-agency priority (CAP) Goal, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is seeking information to refocus Federal technology transfer on sound business principles based on private investment.
NIST requests information from the public regarding the current state of Federal technology transfer and the public’s ability to engage with Federal laboratories and access federally funded R&D through collaborations, licensing and other mechanisms. Responses to the this RFI will inform NIST’s evaluation of Federal technology transfer practices, policies, regulations, and/or laws that promote the transfer of Federal technologies and the practical application of those technologies, including through commercialization by the private sector. Responses are due by July 30, 2018. Click here to get more information including instructions on how to submit information.