Technology Transfer Partnership Guide
Guidebook for California Businesses on Department of Defense Technology Transfer
This guidebook uses such reports as source material to provide a template for business owners in California for how to engage in successful partnerships with federal laboratories and academia. Effective technology transfers provide U.S. companies significant competitive advantages to develop new products and services. By providing access to federal laboratory technology and research capabilities as well as built-in end-users who deploy and support the products within the defense system, tech transfers allow businesses to leverage their limited time and resources by engaging in military technology transfer to not only acquire new intellectual property, but also to gain access to specialized expertise, knowledge, and capabilities found in the federal science and technology community. Engaging and accelerating the transition from development and innovation to new technologies for national defense supports California’s growing defense and aerospace industries and provides cutting-edge commercial products and services to the nation’s warfighter.