Technology Transfer (TT) Activities in Interior

The Office of Policy Analysis coordinates the technology transfer activities within the Department of the Interior. As part of this effort it manages and coordinates the activities of the Departmental Working Group on Technology Transfer.  This working group is responsible for:

Recent accomplishments related to technology transfer also include:

  • Issuing Departmental guidance for developing and conducting prize challenges pursuant to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.
  • Adopting a new Departmental Manual chapter that establishes Departmental policies and procedures for technology transfer.
  • The Department's scientists, engineers and technical personnel in FY 2014:
    • Published over 7,500 reports, books, fact sheets, and other publications.
    • Engaged in 601 Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADAs) and over 290 other collaborative R&D relationships.
    • Disclosed 5 new inventions in FY 2014. In addition, three patents were filed and two patents were issued.
    • Managed 15 licenses for inventions and other intellectual property.

Additional details are contained in the latest annual report.