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Technology Transfer Resources

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Technology Transfer Opportunities

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development’s mission is to maximize the opportunity for our local businesses to identify opportunities in technology transfer, access information and educational resources in T², and to provide the tools to commercialize their products and technologies.  Some resources, most publicly funded, are listed below:


Federal Laboratories Located in Montgomery County, MD:




(For licensing information, equipment usage, or other scientific exchanges - Tech Transfer Offices are in Red)


SPOTLIGHT LABORATORY:  National Cancer Institute
New opportunities for collaboration 





U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

4330 East West Highway , Bethesda , MD 20814-4408




U.S. Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

18410 Muncaster Road , Derwood , MD 20899-1070   



National Institute of Standards & Technology

100 Bureau Drive , Gaithersburg , MD 20899-1070




NIST Office of Technology Partnerships


Building & Fire Research


Chemical Science & Technology


Electronics & Electrical Engineering


Information Technology


Manufacturing Engineering


Materials Science & Engineering


Nanoscale Science & Technology


Neutron Research




Technology Services



National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

1315 East West Highway , Silver Spring , MD 20910-3283



National Weather Service

1325 East West Highway , Silver Spring , MD 20910-3283




Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

8902 Wisconsin Ave. , Bethesda , MD 20889-5063




National Geospatial-Intelligence

Agency Hydrographic & Topographic Center

4600 Sangamore Road , Bethesda , MD 20816




NGIA Research and Grants



Bethesda National Naval Medical Center

8901 Wisconsin Ave. , Bethesda , MD 20889



Naval Medical Research Center

503 Robert Grant Ave. , Silver Spring , MD 20910





Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

503 Robert Grant Ave. , Silver Spring , MD 20910-7500




WRAIR Technology Transfer   


U.S. Army Research Labs                                           

2800 Powder Mill Road , Adelphi , MD 20783-1197




ARL International Technology Transfer Program



Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

4301 Jones Bridge Road , Bethesda , MD 20814



USUHS Office of Research


Naval Surface Warfare Center –Carderock

9500 MacArthur Blvd. , West Bethesda , MD 20817-5700



Department of Defense - TechLink Patents Database


NSWC Technology Transfer Office


U.S. Department of Energy

19901 Germantown Road , Germantown , MD 20874




DOE Office of Technology Transfer


      DOE Patents Search


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality

540 Gaither Road , Rockville , MD 20850





Food & Drug Administration

5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville , MD 20857-0001

(Consolidating into the White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD)



FDA Technology Transfer


FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research


FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health


FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Indian Health Service

801 Thompson Ave., Suite 400 , Rockville , MD 20852-1627




National Institutes of Health

9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda , MD 20892




NIH Office of Technology Transfer

 National Institute on Aging

 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism


National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering


National Cancer Institute


NCI Technology Transfer Center




National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


National Clinical Center


National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Diseases


National Eye Institute


National Institute of General Medical Sciences


National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute


National Human Genome Research Institute


National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases


National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases


National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research


National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases


National Institute for Mental Health


National Institute of Neurological Disorders& Stroke


National Institute of Nursing Research


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


National Library of Medicine


Center for Information Technology


Center for Scientific Research


John E. Fogarty International Center


National Center for Complementary & Alternative Health


National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities


National Center for Research Resources



NIH Animal Center

Poolesville , MD



Public Health Service

Commissioned Corps –

America’s Health Responders

Parklawn Building , 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville , MD 20857




Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Room 8-1054, 1 Choke Cherry Road , Rockville , MD 20857



U.S. Department of Interior

National Park Service

Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road , Glen Echo, MD 20812



National Park Service

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd. , Glen Echo, MD 20812



National Park Service

Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center

C&O Canal National Historical Park

11710 MacArthur Blvd. , Potomac , MD 20854-1659



U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Parole Commission

5550 Friendship Blvd. , Room 420, Chevy Chase , MD 20815-7286



U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville , MD 20852





U.S. Postal Training Facility

William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development

9600 Newbridge Drive , Potomac , MD 20854-4436





What is Technology Transfer and other Frequently Asked Questions?

The President's Plan for Science and Innovation

What is an SBIR or STTR?


Identifying Technologies


Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Locator

A point of entry to federal laboratory technology and expertise matching the user's technical requests with a potential partner within the federal laboratory network.

List of Federal Laboratories 


University of Maryland , Office of Technology and Commercialization



Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office 


Free Patents Online 



Technology Development Partners


Federal Laboratory Consortium

Provides access to federal technologies through technology transfer offices and facilitiating partnerships and licensing opportunities between industry and the government.                                                                                           


Federal Laboratory Consortium, Mid-Atlantic Region 

Region Coordinator - Mojdeh Bahar, J.D., National Institutes of Health

Deputy Region Coordinator - Paul Fritz, Naval Air Warefare Center Aircraft Division                                                                  


National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer



State Science and Technology Institute 



Licensing Executives Society



National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance



Advancing Innovation at the Kaufmann Foundation 



Association of University Technology Managers


The Chesapeake Crescent



Association of University Research Parks 



Resources and Support


Montgomery County Innovation Network



Innovation Magazine 

Tech Transfer E-News




Intellectual Property Assistance

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center 
The Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center (MIPLRC), which offers free legal services on intellectual property and related matters to entrepreneurs and emerging technology companies and explores relevant legal, ethical and policy issues in the high technology and intellectual property areas, is now at the university and Mtech. MIPLRC's legal services are available at no charge to university faculty and students, regional entrepreneurs and startup companies. 

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GOLD
A free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO's global collections of searchable IP data.



Educational Courses in Technology Transfer

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Graduate School at NIH  

Tech Transfer Tools Through NIH


Business Opportunities at NIH



Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute 



Researcher Commercialization Webinars (NCET2) 



Montgomery College – Technology Based Business



University of Maryland


Office of Technology Commercialization, Division of Research


University of Maryland Certificate in Innovation



Funding Resources



Maryland Technology Development Corporation

The Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund (MTTCF)

MTTCF supports companies' technology development projects that transfer technology to the commercial sector from any university or federal laboratory in Maryland.  The Fund also supports any companies in an approved incubator that desires to move technology projects forward, and are taking advantage of incubator business services.  Funds up to $75,000 are available to defray a company's direct cost of developing early stage technology.  Click on "Funding Opportunities" under TEDCO Programs for more information.

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association




National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

A global nonprofit organization with over 650 funds in the U.S. and internationally. NASVF promotes investments in seed and early-stage companies by supporting entrepreneurship and job creation through the formation of innovative capital programs.

FreeMind Group

Specializes in raising funds from government agencies through grants and contracts.



Maryland Industrial Partnerships  


The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program, an initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering’s Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, or Mtech, brings university innovation to the commercial sector by supporting university-based research projects to help Maryland companies develop technology-based products. Commercial products benefiting from MIPS projects have generated more than $19.5 billion in revenue, added thousands of jobs to the region, and contributed to successes such as Martek Biosciences’ nutritional oils, Hughes Communications’ HughesNet™, MedImmune’s Synagis®, and Black & Decker’s Bullet® Speed Tip Masonry Drill Bit.

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development



New NIH Tool Makes Funding Data, Research Results and Products Searchable


What is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program?
SBIR & STTR Resources


The SBIR program, as established by law, is intended to meet the following goals:


The SBIR program is structured in three phases, the first two of which are supported using SBIR funds. The objective of Phase I is to establish the technical/scientific merit and feasibility of the proposed R/R&D efforts. The objective of Phase II is to continue the research or R&D efforts initiated in Phase I. An objective of the SBIR program is to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D. The objective of Phase III, where appropriate, is for the SBC to pursue with non-SBIR funds (either Federal or non-Federal) the commercialization objectives resulting from the results of the R/R&D funded in Phases I and II.  In some Federal agencies, Phase III may involve follow-on, non-SBIR funded R&D, or production contracts for products or processes intended for use by the U.S. Government.

The competition for SBIR Phase I and Phase II awards satisfies the competition requirement of the Armed Services Procurement Act, the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, and the Competition in Contracting Act. Therefore, an agency that wishes to fund an SBIR Phase III project is not required to conduct another competition in order to satisfy those statutory provisions. As a result, in conducting actions relative to a Phase III SBIR award, it is sufficient to state for purposes of a Justification and Approval pursuant to FAR 6.302-5 that the project is a SBIR Phase III award that is derived from, extends, or logically concludes efforts performed under prior SBIR funding agreements and is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304(b)(2) or 41 U.S.C. 253(b)(2).

Networking and Business Development Opportunities

NCET2 - Research Commercialization and SBIR Center 

Technology Transfer and Innovation Forum Series

Southeastern Universities Research Association
1201 New York Ave. NW, Suite 430
Washington, DC 20005

Technology Transfer Society, Washington Chapter (T2SDC.org)
Southeastern Universities Research Association
George Washington University - Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer & Commercialization
The Federal Laboratory Consortium
The Angel Investors of Greater Washington (AIoGW.org)
The Entrepreneur Center @ The Northern Virginia Technology Council
Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO)
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ded)
Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
Johns Hopkins BioTech Network

MIT Enterprise Forum

Washington, DC & Baltimore



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