As part of our ongoing research on bat fatalities at wind turbines, the USGS and our partners developed a new technology to help bats avoid turbines.
Through a CRADA, the USGS and its partners developed and released the US Wind Turbine Map and Database.
USGS inventor, Phil Sibrell won 3rd place in the George Barley Water Prize competition in 2017, bringing home $10,000.00
The technology transfer program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to leverage the research capabilities of USGS scientists with the commercial development potential of the private sector. It encourages the adoption, use, and commercialization of USGS research products through partnerships and is oriented toward finding potential users of USGS technology.
How to Partner with USGS
Licensing USGS Patents Pathway
Advantages of Technology Transfer
- Develops a platform to share ideas
- Fosters scientific advances to enhance standard of living
- Protects intellectual property
- Promotes economic development through commercialization of innovative technology
- Enhances collaboration between the federal and non-federal science
- Provides non-federal entities the ability to access federal technical assistance and facilities
Technology Transfer Brochure
The Technology Transfer brochure below provides a snapshot of the USGS Technology Transfer program in an easy-to-use, printable trifold format.
For more information, inquiries or to express interest:
- Download the Technology Transfer Brochure
- Send USGS, an email: email@example.com
Helpful Links and Resources
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USGS Technology Transfer Policy
DOI Technology Transfer Overview
Federal Technology Transfer Legislation and Policy
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Summary Reports