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Technology Transfer

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.

 

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, inquires or to express interest:

  • Download the Technology Transfer Brochure
  • Send Technology Transfer Officer, Esther Eng, an email: eeng@usgs.gov
  • Call Esther Eng: (703) 648-7550
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Technology Transfer Brochure

Helpful Links and Resources

FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES

HOW TO PARTNER WITH USGS

LICENSING PATHWAY

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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

 

News

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USGS Patents: A Novel Approach to Science

Publications

Partnerships for progress at the U.S. Geological Survey

This is about opportunity for the private sector. It is about combining the research capabilities of Government scientists with the commercial development potential of private companies. It is, consequently, about partnerships leading to products and services to enhance the quality of life and strengthen the American economy.

Technology transfer opportunities: how to enter into a CRADA with the USGS

A CRADA is a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. It is a written agreement between a private company and a government agency to work together on a project. By entering into a CRADA, the Federal government and non-Federal partners can optimize their resources and cost-effectively perform research by sharing the costs of this research. The collaborating partner agrees to provide funds, p

Technology transfer opportunities: USGS technology: patents and pending patents available for licensing

Patents and pending patents for technologies and inventions developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are listed below. Pending patents are identified by asterisks.