Federal agencies and non-federal parties may enter into mutually advantageous technology transfer agreements in accordance with 15 U.S.C. § 3710a(b)(3)(A). Under such agreements:

  • Bureaus and offices may accept, retain, and use funds, personnel, services, and property from a collaborating party, and provide personnel, services, and property to a collaborating party.

  • Bureaus and offices may provide personnel, services, and property, but not funds, to a collaborating party.

Principles governing these agreements include the likelihood that the agency's mission would be advanced (see the Departmental Manual chapter). These agreements can also include access to special federal facilities, equipment or capabilities.

To identify potential opportunities, check the technology locator or bureau portals for patents and licenses: