The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

The formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.


Creates high-value partnerships between the Department of Defense and industry to develop, transfer, and transition leading technologies.

DHS Technology Transfer Program  

Serves as the focal point for technology transfer activities at DHS. Currently, the department operates from one centralized office—the Office of Research and Technology Applications—to manage technology transfer at each of its laboratories and throughout DHS.

USGS Technology Transfer  

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. Technology transfer tools such as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) and patent licenses provide incentives to commercialization and use of USGS developed technologies.

Federal Aviation Administration Technology Transfer Program

This Program represents the process by which existing knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed with federal funding are transferred and utilized to fulfill public and private needs. Technology Transfer enables companies, academic institutions, State and Local governments, and Federal Laboratories to collaboratively work together to develop innovative technologies and marketable products. Technology Transfer accomplishes the following.

National Venture Capital Association

Venture capitalists are committed to funding America’s most innovative entrepreneurs and working alongside them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive U.S. job creation and economic growth.

NASA Technology Transfer Program

NASA's Technology Transfer Program ensures that technologies developed for missions in exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the Nation.

Accelerating Innovation  

Find an Innovation, Apply for a Grant, Get Engaged! Volpe Technology Transfer  consists of a broad range of formal and informal cooperation and collaboration activities with federal and state/local agencies, peer federal laboratories, and the public and private sectors.

VA Technology Transfer Program  (TTP)

Designed to serve the American public by translating the results of worthy discoveries made by employees of VA into practice. This requires a program that educates inventors concerning their rights and obligations, rigorously evaluates all inventions, obtains patents, and assists in the commercialization of new products.

Advancing the Federal Technology Transfer Act  (FTTA)

Learn how EPA conducts collaborative research with non-federal partners, protects intellectual property, and licenses EPA’s technologies through the Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA) program.

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is an organization of entrepreneurial universities creating and funding university startups. With a network of over 200 research universities, NCET2 promotes best practices in the creation and funding of university startups by supporting entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurial education. NCET2 connects Fortune/Global 1000 companies, Angel and VC investors, economic development organizations, state and federal agencies, and tech transfer professionals in building centers of innovation at universities.