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Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this summer's work was to attempt to enhance Technology Application Group (TAG) ability to measure the outcomes of its efforts to transfer NASA technology. By reviewing existing literature, by explaining the economic principles involved in evaluating the economic impact of technology transfer, and by investigating the LaRC processes our William & Mary team has been able to lead this important discussion. In reviewing the existing literature, we identified many of the metrics that are currently being used in the area of technology transfer. Learning about the LaRC technology transfer processes and the metrics currently used to track the transfer process enabled us to compare other R&D facilities to LaRC. We discuss and diagram impacts of technology transfer in the short run and the long run. Significantly, it serves as the basis for analysis and provides guidance in thinking about what the measurement objectives ought to be. By focusing on the SBIR Program, valuable information regarding the strengths and weaknesses of this LaRC program are to be gained. A survey was developed to ask probing questions regarding SBIR contractors' experience with the program. Specifically we are interested in finding out whether the SBIR Program is accomplishing its mission, if the SBIR companies are providing the needed innovations specified by NASA and to what extent those innovations have led to commercial success. We also developed a survey to ask COTR's, who are NASA employees acting as technical advisors to the SBIR contractors, the same type of questions, evaluating the successes and problems with the SBIR Program as they see it. This survey was developed to be implemented interactively on computer. It is our hope that the statistical and econometric studies that can be done on the data collected from all of these sources will provide insight regarding the direction to take in developing systematic evaluations of programs like the SBIR Program so that they can reach their maximum effectiveness.

Smith, Nanette R.

1995-01-01

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Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development and application of new technologies in the United States has always been important to the economic well being of the country. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been an important source of these new technologies for almost four decades. Recently, increasing global competition has emphasized the importance of fully utilizing federally funded technologies. Today NASA must meet its mission goals while at the same time, conduct research and development that contributes to securing US economic growth. NASA technologies must be quickly and effectively transferred into commercial products. In order to accomplish this task, NASA has formulated a new way of doing business with the private sector. Emphasis is placed on forming mutually beneficial partnerships between NASA and US industry. New standards have been set in response to the process that increase effectiveness, efficiency, and timely customer response. This summer I have identified potential markets for two NASA inventions: including the Radially Focused Eddy Current Sensor for Characterization of Flaws in Metallic Tubing and the Radiographic Moire. I have also worked to establish a cooperative program with TAG, private industry, and a university known as the TAG/Industry/Academia Program.

Bullock, Kimberly R.

1995-01-01

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[Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some authorities on technolgoy transfer feel that industry is not fully capitalizing on the inventive output of universities and nonprofit organizations. From the point of view of the government, the stakes are high. The magnitude of federal support of research and development in these organizations demands evidence of useful results if it is to…

Latker, Norman J.

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Trends in Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various forms of technology transfer in Europe and North America are discussed including research contracts, cooperative research centers, and personnel transfer. Examples of approaches to technology transfer are given and the establishment of personnel transfer is discussed. Preconditions for successful technology transfer in the future are…

Starnick, Jurgen

1988-01-01

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International Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The flow of technology out of the United States is discussed. Methods of technology flow, such as licensing and investing, are identified, and the advantages and disadvantages of technology transfer are discussed, especially in relation to the government's role. (MLH)

Morris, Robert G.

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Technology transfer methodology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information on technology transfer methodology is given in viewgraph form. Information is given on new systems development, the developer's perspective, barriers to providing a home for technology, and incentives for using new technologies.

Labotz, Rich; Connell, Don; Kroll, Ken

1991-01-01

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National Technology Transfer Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Viewgraphs on the National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) are provided. The NTTC mission is to serve as a hub for the nationwide technology-transfer network to expedite the movement of federally developed technology into the stream of commerce. A description of the Center is provided.

Rivers, Lee W.

1992-01-01

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Technology Transfer and Technology Transfer Intermediaries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A standard and comprehensive model is needed to evaluate and compare technology transfer systems and the stakeholders within these systems. The principle systems considered include federal laboratories, U.S. universities, the rehabilitation engineering research centers (RERCs), and large small business innovation research programs. An earlier…

Bauer, Stephen M.; Flagg, Jennifer L.

2010-01-01

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Technology Transfer Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since its inception, Goddard has pursued a commitment to technology transfer and commercialization. For every space technology developed, Goddard strives to identify secondary applications. Goddard then provides the technologies, as well as NASA expertise and facilities, to U.S. companies, universities, and government agencies. These efforts are based in Goddard's Technology Commercialization Office. This report presents new technologies, commercialization success stories, and other Technology Commercialization Office activities in 1999.

2000-01-01

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Technology Transfer | Poster  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (NCI’s TTC) recently launched a redesign of its website. New graphics, color scheme, and updated features provide a user-friendly environment for finding information related to technology transfer at NCI.

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Transferring Technology to Industry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the technology transfer processes in which JPL has been involved to assist in transferring the technology derived from aerospace research and development to industry. California Institute of Technology (CalTech), the organization that runs JPL, is the leading institute in patents for all U.S. universities. There are several mechanisms that are available to JPL to inform industry of these technological advances: (1) a dedicated organization at JPL, National Space Technology Applications (NSTA), (2) Tech Brief Magazine, (3) Spinoff magazine, and (4) JPL publications. There have also been many start-up organizations and businesses from CalTech.

Wolfenbarger, J. Ken

2006-01-01

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Technology Transfer Issues and a New Technology Transfer Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following are major issues that should be considered for efficient and effective technology transfer: conceptions of technology, technological activity and transfer, communication channels, factors affecting transfer, and models of transfer. In particular, a well-developed model of technology transfer could be used as a framework for…

Choi, Hee Jun

2009-01-01

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Technology Transfer and Commercialization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During concurrent sessions for Materials and Structures for High Performance and Emissions Reduction, the UEET Intellectual Property Officer and the Technology Commercialization Specialist will discuss the UEET Technology Transfer and Commercialization goals and efforts. This will include a review of the Technology Commercialization Plan for UEET and what UEET personnel are asked to do to further the goals of the Plan. The major goal of the Plan is to define methods for how UEET assets can best be infused into industry. The National Technology Transfer Center will conduct a summary of its efforts in assessing UEET technologies in the areas of materials and emissions reduction for commercial potential. NTTC is assisting us in completing an inventory and prioritization by commercialization potential. This will result in increased exposure of UEET capabilities to the private sector. The session will include audience solicitation of additional commercializable technologies.

Martin, Katherine; Chapman, Diane; Giffith, Melanie; Molnar, Darwin

2001-01-01

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Robotic technology evolution and transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A report concerning technology transfer in the area of robotics is presented in vugraph form. The following topics are discussed: definition of technology innovation and tech-transfer; concepts relevant for understanding tech-transfer; models advanced to portray tech-transfer process; factors identified as promoting tech-transfer; factors identified as impeding tech-transfer; what important roles do individuals fulfill in tech-transfer; federal infrastructure for promoting tech-transfer; federal infrastructure for promoting tech-transfer; robotic technology evolution; robotic technology transferred; and recommendations for successful robotics tech-transfer.

Marzwell, Neville I.

1992-01-01

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National Technology Transfer Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) "provides access to federal technology information, technology and market assessment services, technology marketing and assistance in finding strategic partners." The purpose of the Center is to help make "commercialization deals happen" by fostering relationships with federal clients, showcasing technologies and facilitating partnerships between clients and US industry. The technologies showcased here have been assessed by a team of market and technology analysts for their commercial potential. This extensive database of technologies, which largely seems to come from NASA, can be searched by keyword or browsed by category, such as medical devices, communications, software, or aerodynamics. NTTC's services and programs that promote business partnerships are described further on this website.

2008-06-11

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National Technology Transfer Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) "provides access to federal technology information, technology and market assessment services, technology marketing and assistance in finding strategic partners." The purpose of the Center is to help make "commercialization deals happen" by fostering relationships with federal clients, showcasing technologies and facilitating partnerships between clients and US industry. The technologies showcased here have been assessed by a team of market and technology analysts for their commercial potential. This extensive database of technologies, which largely seems to come from NASA, can be searched by keyword or browsed by category, such as medical devices, communications, software, or aerodynamics. NTTC's services and programs that promote business partnerships are described further on this website.

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Ames Lab 101: Technology Transfer  

SciTech Connect

Ames Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director, Sponsored Research Administration, Debra Covey discusses technology transfer. Covey also discusses Ames Laboratory's most successful transfer, lead-free solder.

Covey, Debra

2010-01-01

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Ames Lab 101: Technology Transfer  

ScienceCinema

Ames Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director, Sponsored Research Administration, Debra Covey discusses technology transfer. Covey also discusses Ames Laboratory's most successful transfer, lead-free solder.

Covey, Debra

2012-08-29

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Technology Transfer Network and Affiliations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Technology Transfer Partnership program sponsors a number of organizations around the country that are designed to assist U.S. businesses in accessing, utilizing, and commercializing NASA-funded research and technology. These organizations work closely with the Technology Transfer Offices, located at each of the 10 NASA field centers, providing a full range of technology transfer and commercialization services and assistance.

2003-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | Staff Directory  

Cancer.gov

Charlotte McGuinness - Unit Supervisor CSC and Specialist for NCCAM Tawanda Abdelmouti - Technology Development Administrative Specialist Vio Conley - Technology Transfer Specialist for NIA and NIDA Joseph M.

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Dual Space Technology Transfer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the past fifteen years, MER has had several NASA SBIR Phase II programs in the area of space technology, based upon carbon-carbon (C-C) composites. In addition, in November 2004, leading edges supplied by MER provided the enabling technology to reach a Mach 10 record for an air breathing engine on the X-43 A flight. The MER business model constitutes a spin-off of technologies initially by incubating in house, and ultimately creating spin-off stand alone companies. FMC was formed to provide for technology transfer in the area of fabrication of C-C composites. FMC has acquired ISO 9000 and AS9100 quality certifications. FMC is fabricating under AS9100 certification, flight parts for several flight programs. In addition, FMC is expanding the application of carbon-carbon composites to several critical military programs. In addition to space technology transfer to critical military programs, FMC is becoming the world leader in the commercial area of low-cost C-C composites for furnace fixtures. Market penetrations have been accomplished in North America, Europe and Asia. Low-cost, quick turn-around and excellent quality of FMC products paves the way to greatly increased sales. In addition, FMC is actively pursuing a joint venture with a new partner, near closure, to become the leading supplier of high temperature carbon based composites. In addition, several other spin-off companies such as TMC, FiC, Li-Tech and NMIC were formed by MER with a plethora of potential space applications.

Kowbel, W.; Loutfy, R.

2009-03-01

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Technology transfer within the government  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The report of a workshop panel concerned with technology transfer within the government is presented. The presentation is made in vugraph form. The assigned subtopic for this panel are as follows: (1) transfer from non-NASA US government technology developers to NASA space missions/programs; and (2) transfer from NASA to other US government space mission programs. A specific area of inquiry was Technology Maturation Milestones. Three areas were investigated: technology development; advanced development; and flight hardware development.

Russell, John

1992-01-01

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Technology Transfer and the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The commercialization of university research and the growing importance of technology transfer is examined through discussing and comparing the history of technology transfer and its organization in four major American research universities: University of California, Berkley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford University; and…

Matkin, Gary W.

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''S'' glass manufacturing technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

A glass-ceramic to metal sealing technology patented by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (SNL) was developed by MRC-Mound for use in the manufacture of weapon components. successful implementation attracted increasingly widespread weapons of this technology. ''S-glass'' manufacturing technology was transferred to commercial vendors to ensure that weapons production schedules would be met in the coming years. Such transfer also provided sources

D. A. Buckner; H. L. McCollister

1988-01-01

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''S'' glass manufacturing technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

A glass-ceramic-to metal sealing technology patented by Sandia National Laboratores, Albuquerque (SNLA) was developed by MRC-Mound for use in the manufacture of weapon components. Successful implementation attracted increasingly widespread weapon use of this technology. ''S-glass'' manufacturing technology was transferred to commercial vendors to ensure that weapons production schedules would be met in the coming years. Such transfer also provided sources

D. A. Buckner; H. L. McCollister

1988-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | NIH Technology Transfer Training Programs  

Cancer.gov

SKIP ALL NAVIGATION SKIP TO SUB MENU Search Site Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute Standard Forms & Agreements Co-Development & Resources Careers & Training Intellectual Property & Inventions About TTC Overview NCI TTC Fellowship

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Options for Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Structural means by which institutions of higher education can tap technology are explored with an examination of the licensing of technological discoveries as well as the creation of start-up companies based upon university-developed technology. Additionally, the corporate structures that are being formed so that institutions can more easily hold…

Anderson, Richard E.; Sugarman, Barry

1989-01-01

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International technology transfer and the technology gap  

Microsoft Academic Search

We build a quality ladders product cycle model that explores how the quality of technology transferred through foreign direct investment (FDI) is linked to innovation and imitation when the absorptive capacity of LDCs is limited. Successful imitation of low quality levels makes FDI involving high quality levels possible through reduction of the technology gap. A subsidy to imitation or a

Amy Jocelyn Glass; Kamal Saggi

1998-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | Funding Resources  

Cancer.gov

SKIP ALL NAVIGATION SKIP TO SUB MENU Search Site Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute Standard Forms & Agreements Co-Development & Resources Careers & Training Intellectual Property & Inventions About TTC Overview Biomarkers Available

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Technology Transfer Center | Careers & Training  

Cancer.gov

Technology transfer is a growing field encompassing the convergence of research, innovation, and commercialization. In order to facilitate the growth of this field, several training and education opportunities are available.

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Research Applications and Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues in technology transfer of inventions created through federally-funded, university-based research are reviewed, and the role of the Patent and Trademarks Amendments Act of 1980 in changing the presumption of title is discussed. (MSE)

Bremer, Howard W.

1985-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | Other Resources  

Cancer.gov

SKIP ALL NAVIGATION SKIP TO SUB MENU Search Site Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute Standard Forms & Agreements Co-Development & Resources Careers & Training Intellectual Property & Inventions About TTC Overview NCI TTC Fellowship

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Technology Transfer Center | Staff Directory  

Cancer.gov

SKIP ALL NAVIGATION SKIP TO SUB MENU Search Site Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute Standard Forms & Agreements Co-Development & Resources Careers & Training Intellectual Property & Inventions About TTC Overview Role of TTC Success

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Technology Transfer Center | Success Stories  

Cancer.gov

SKIP ALL NAVIGATION SKIP TO SUB MENU Search Site Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute Standard Forms & Agreements Co-Development & Resources Careers & Training Intellectual Property & Inventions About TTC Overview Role of TTC Success

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Technology Transfer Center | NCI TTC Fellowship Program  

Cancer.gov

The NCI Technology Transfer Center offers two tracks of technology transfer fellowships under the Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) program. These fellowships provide scientists with training and mentored work experience in technology transfer.

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Technology transfer: Transportation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The application of NASA derived technology in solving problems related to highways, railroads, and other rapid systems is described. Additional areas/are identified where space technology may be utilized to meet requirements related to waterways, law enforcement agencies, and the trucking and recreational vehicle industries.

Anyos, T.; Brown, I.; Lizak, R.; Loomis, A.; Wilhelm, J.

1977-01-01

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Technology transfer: Transportation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The successful application of aerospace technology to problems related to highways and rail and rapid transit systems is described with emphasis on the use of corrosion resistant paints, fire retardant materials, and law enforcement. Possible areas for the use of spinoff from NASA technology by the California State Department of Corrections are identified. These include drug detection, security and warning systems, and the transportation and storage of food. A communication system for emergency services is also described.

Anyos, T.; Christy, L.; Lizak, R.; Wilhelm, J.

1978-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | About TTC  

Cancer.gov

The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) provides a complete array of services to support technology development activities for the National Cancer Institute and the NIH institutes served by TTC. TTC staff negotiate transactional agreements with outside parties, including universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the policies of the National Institutes of Health.

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Technology Transfer Center | Success Stories  

Cancer.gov

The success of technology transfer activities can be gauged by the advent of a therapeutic, a device, a vaccine, a diagnostic, as well as any new method or improvement to a technology that results in some benefit to patients. Please see below for some examples of notable success stories for which NCI TTC is proud to have made a contribution.

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Technology transfer-transportation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The application of aerospace technology to the solution of urban public transportation problems is considered. Data are given on highway and railway systems with particular attention given to safety devices, fuel economy, and measures for profiling railways and highways. The development of streamlined truck bodies, to reduce air drag, and efficient brake systems for light trucks and other vehicles was also dealt with.

Anyos, T.; Lizak, R.; Wilhelm, J.; Hirschberg, K.

1974-01-01

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Understanding University Technology Transfer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal government agencies provide about $33 billion a year to universities to conduct scientific research. That continuing investment expands human knowledge and helps educate the next generation of science and technology leaders. New discoveries from university research also form the basis for many new products and processes that benefit the…

Association of American Universities, 2011

2011-01-01

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Technology transfer-transportation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Problems in the public transportation industry and refining methods for decreasing the time gap between the development and the marketing of new technology are considered. Eight NASA innovations are either being adapted for use on highways, railways, or rapid transit, or are already entering the marketplace. Chronologies for three of these programs are provided.

Anyos, T.; Lizak, R.; Wilhelm, J.

1974-01-01

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Technology transfer: Transportation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Standard Research Institute (SRI) has operated a NASA-sponsored team for four years. The SRI Team is concentrating on solving problems in the public transportation area and on developing methods for decreasing the time gap between the development and the marketing of new technology and for aiding the movement of knowledge across industrial, disciplinary, and regional boundaries. The SRI TAT has developed a methodology that includes adaptive engineering of the aerospace technology and commercialization when a market is indicated. The SRI Team has handled highway problems on a regional rather than a state basis, because many states in similar climatic or geologic regions have similar problems. Program exposure has been increased to encompass almost all of the fifty states.

Anyos, T.; Lizak, R.; Merrifield, D.

1973-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | Institutes Served By TTC  

Cancer.gov

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) provides technology transfer services to NCI. In addition, TTC is a designated Competitive Service Center (CSC) for technology transfer, offering to other NIH institutes a range of services from consultations to full technology transfer services. TTC serves the twelve institutes listed below.

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Software engineering technology transfer: Understanding the process  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology transfer is of crucial concern to both government and industry today. In this report, the mechanisms developed by NASA to transfer technology are explored and the actual mechanisms used to transfer software development technologies are investigated. Time, cost, and effectiveness of software engineering technology transfer is reported.

Zelkowitz, Marvin V.

1993-01-01

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Using bibliographic databases in technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

When technology developed for a specific purpose is used in another application, the process is called technology transfer--the application of an existing technology to a new use or user for purposes other than those for which the technology was originally intended. Using Bibliographical Databases in Technology Transfer deals with demand-pull transfer, technology transfer that arises from need recognition, and is a guide for conducting demand-pull technology transfer studies. It can be used by a researcher as a self-teaching manual or by an instructor as a classroom text. A major problem of technology transfer is finding applicable technology to transfer. Described in detail is the solution to this problem, the use of computerized, bibliographic databases, which currently contain virtually all documented technology of the past 15 years. A general framework for locating technology is described. NASA technology organizations and private technology transfer firms are listed for consultation.

Huffman, G. David

1987-01-01

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The Hurdles of Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Potential problems in transferring technology from an idea to a product used by an organization occur in the areas of sponsorship, organization, and timing. Strategies for overcoming barriers include cultivating support, planning, education, cost-benefit analysis, understanding organizational structure, facilitating change, being sensitive to the…

Whitten, William B., II

1992-01-01

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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer (ACTT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By the end of FY 2005, 56% of the States had either engaged in an Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer (ACTT) workshop or had one scheduled within the next 12 months, with an additional 10 host agencies considering workshops in FY 2006. ACTT works...

2006-01-01

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ICAT and the NASA technology transfer process  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper will address issues related to NASA's technology transfer process and will cite the example of using ICAT technologies in educational tools. The obstacles to effective technology transfer will be highlighted, viewing the difficulties in achieving successful transfers of ICAT technologies.

Rifkin, Noah; Tencate, Hans; Watkins, Alison

1993-01-01

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Transportation Technology Transfer: Successes, Challenges, and Needs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Technology transfer occurs with the application of every innovation; it is an unseen yet integral part of the transportation system. Because technology transfer enables innovations to realize their benefits, the topic is an important one to consider. Ther...

B. T. Harder R. Benke

2005-01-01

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Strategic directions and mechanisms in technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An outline summarizing the Working Panel discussion related to strategic directions for technology transfer is presented. Specific topics addressed include measuring success, management of technology, innovation and experimentation in the tech transfer process, integration of tech transfer into R&D planning, institutionalization of tech transfer, and policy/legislative resources.

Mackin, Robert

1992-01-01

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The human element in technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A transfer model composed of three roles and their linkages was considered. This model and a growing body of experience was analyzed to provide guidance in the human elements of technology transfer. For example, criteria for selection of technology transfer agents was described, and some needed working climate factors were known. These concepts were successfully applied to transfer activities.

Peake, H. J.

1978-01-01

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Technology Transfer Center | NCI TTC Fellowship Program  

Cancer.gov

The DHHS, NIH, NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates in one of the fastest growing fields, technology transfer. These fellowship opportunities let you combine your science background with a new career in the technology transfer field.

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Technology Transfer Center | Competitive Service Center  

Cancer.gov

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) is a designated Competitive Service Center (CSC) for technology transfer to other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The CSC at TTC offers a range of services and works with each client IC to determine the IC's unique technology transfer needs.

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Technology Transfer Center | NCI TTC Fellowship Program  

Cancer.gov

The DHHS, NIH, NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has a fellowship opportunity available to qualified candidates in one of the fastest growing fields, technology transfer. This fellowship opportunity lets you combine your science, legal or business background with a new career in the technology transfer field.

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Geo energy research and development: technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

Sandia Geo Energy Programs related to geothermal, coal, oil and gas, and synfuel resources have provided a useful mechanism for transferring laboratory technologies to private industry. Significant transfer of hardware, computer programs, diagnostics and instrumentation, advanced materials, and in situ process understanding has occurred through US/DOE supported programs in the past five years. The text briefly reviews the technology transfer procedures and summarizes 32 items that have been transferred and another 20 technologies that are now being considered for possible transfer to industry. A major factor in successful transfer has been personal interactions between Sandia engineers and the technical staff from private industry during all aspects of the technology development.

Traeger, R.K.

1982-03-01

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FY 2004 Technology Transfer Network and Affiliations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Innovative Partnerships Program sponsors a number of organizations around the country that are designed to assist U.S. businesses in accessing, utilizing, and commercializing NASA-funded research and technology. These organizations work closely with the Technology Transfer Offices, located at each of the 10 NASA field centers, providing a full range of technology transfer and commercialization services and assistance.

2004-01-01

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Human resource issues and technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the pivotal role of human resources in the successful acquisition, assimilation, diffusion and development of technology across international boundaries. A model of technology transfer which shows the interplay of factors that can affect the efficacy of technology transfer between entities across nations is presented. Other important considerations (on both the supplier and recipient sides) that can facilitate

Rosalie L. Tung

1994-01-01

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Technology Transfer and Human Resource Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Defines technology transfer in the macroeconomic sense and highlights three factors which must be taken into account, namely contrast, similarity and compatibility. Advises examination of social and economic costs before embarking on such a project. Identifies human resources as the most important element of technology transfer, as it influences both the acquisition and integration of new technology. Provides a five-stage

Jon-Chao Hong

1994-01-01

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Colorado Technology Transfer Plan for Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing the importance of technology transfer to economic growth, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) provided the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute (CATI) with a grant to coordinate the development of a plan for using technology transfer in Colorado's economic development. The plan, outlined in this report, describes the…

Colorado Advanced Tech. Inst., Denver.

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Technology Transfer: Programs, Procedures, and Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A view of the appropriate role of community colleges in the transfer of technology to business and industry is presented in this paper. Introductory material defines technology transfer as a strategy integrating knowledge of the latest technological practices, procedures for their implementation, tactics for their integration into existing…

Parsons, Michael H.

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Nuclear Technology Transfer. Myths and Reality.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A research report about technology transfer in the Brazil/German Nuclear Agreement and a discussion about technology question in the context of Brazilian Nuclear policies are presented. (Atomindex citation 17:045516)

L. P. Rosa J. C. Cecchi R. L. N. F. Pires

1984-01-01

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Technology transfer to a Japanese Company  

SciTech Connect

This article discusses licensing negotiations, the use of a Sogo Shosha, the workload of technology transfer and client training, all of which resulted in the successful implementation of the technology and a happy customer.

Brudniak, T.J.

1984-08-01

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Technology transfer at Brookhaven National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Technology Transfer is firmly committed to technology transfer--to the utilization of Laboratory developed technology to the benefit of industry and state and local governments. Such technology utilization can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Brookhaven encourages exchanges of personnel between the Laboratory and industry, as well as cost shared cooperative research efforts with industry. Industry sponsored research and industry use of Brookhaven`s designated user facilities provide access to the Laboratory`s unique research expertise and facilities. The Laboratory`s active patent licensing program is a further tool to accomplish commercialization of Brookhaven developed technology. The Office of Technology Transfer will work to match specific market-driven needs of individual companies with appropriate technologies from Brookhaven National Laboratory. This brochure provides an overview of technology transfer opportunities at BNL.

NONE

1996-09-01

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National Cancer Institute | Technology Transfer Center  

Cancer.gov

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the National Cancer Institute makes it easy for industry and academia to interact and partner with National Institutes of Health laboratories and scientists to support technology development activities.

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Biomedical Technology Transfer: Application of NASA Science and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Summary of major activities; Individual technology transfer projects; Biomedical electrodes; Portable echocardioscope; Intracranial pressure monitoring; Ultrasonic blood flow systems; Ventricular contour detector; Oxygen consumption measurement;...

1975-01-01

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Technology Transfer/Commercialization Report 2002  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Contents include the following: 1. Technology opportunities and successes in 2002: Hilbert-Huang transform. New sensors via sol-gel-filled fiber optics. Hierarchical segmentation software. 2. Activity in 2002: encouraging researcher involvment. 10th annual new technology reporting award program. Commercial technology development program. 3. Inventorying new technologies: Sensors and detectors. Environmental systems. Information systems. Guidance, navigation, and control. Thermal and cryogenics. Optics. Patenting Goddard technologies. Striking gold with NASA technology transfer.

2002-01-01

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Technology transfer to the broader economy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Approaches to the transfer of government-funded civil space technology to the broader commercial economy were addressed by Working Panel no. 4. Some of the problems related to current strategies for technology transfer and recommendations for new approaches are described in outline form.

Dyer, Gordon; Clark, Robert

1992-01-01

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Technology Transfer at the University of Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recently-implemented university technology transfer program is described and discussed, including the context, elements required for technology transfer, federal patent policy, university policies and organization, the operating model, early results, university-industry interactions, and anticipated benefits to the university and industry. A…

Baldwin, Donald R.

1986-01-01

70

Technology Transfer/Commercialization Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Contents include the following: (1) Who we are. (2) Technology opportunities and successes in 2002: Hilbert-Huang transform; new sensors via sol-gel-filled fiber optics; hierarchical segmentation software. (3) Activities in 2002: encouraging researcher involvement; inventorying new technologies; patenting Goddard technologies; promoting Goddard technologies; establishing new agreements;seeking and bestowing awards. (4) How to reach Goddard's: technology commercialization office.

2002-01-01

71

Technology transfer at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is dedicated to commercializing new technology in such fields as advanced materials, biotechnology, and electronics. Technology transfer between national laboratories and the industrial community is important in maintaining America`s competitive edge. This document examines opportunities to establish working relationships with LBL. Streamlined methods for technology transfer are available with the aid of the Technology Transfer Department and the Patent Department at LBL. Research activities at LBL are concentrated in three major program areas: Energy Sciences, General Sciences, and Biosciences. Each program area consists of three research divisions. LBL welcomes both requests for information and proposals to conduct research.

Johnson, D. [ed.

1992-09-01

72

Technology transfer at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is dedicated to commercializing new technology in such fields as advanced materials, biotechnology, and electronics. Technology transfer between national laboratories and the industrial community is important in maintaining America's competitive edge. This document examines opportunities to establish working relationships with LBL. Streamlined methods for technology transfer are available with the aid of the Technology Transfer Department and the Patent Department at LBL. Research activities at LBL are concentrated in three major program areas: Energy Sciences, General Sciences, and Biosciences. Each program area consists of three research divisions. LBL welcomes both requests for information and proposals to conduct research.

Johnson, D. (ed.)

1992-09-01

73

Distinguishing Between Knowledge Transfer and Technology Transfer Activities: The Role of Key Organizational Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge transfer and technology transfer are often used interchangeably and while both knowledge transfer and technology transfer are highly interactive activities, they serve different purposes. Knowledge transfer implies a broader, more inclusive construct that is directed more toward understanding the \\

Shanthi Gopalakrishnan; Michael D. Santoro

2004-01-01

74

Biomedical technology transfer applications of NASA science and technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The identification and solution of research and clinical problems in cardiovascular medicine which were investigated by means of biomedical data transfer are reported. The following are sample areas that were focused upon by the Stanford University Biomedical Technology Transfer Team: electrodes for hemiplegia research; vectorcardiogram computer analysis; respiration and phonation electrodes; radiotelemetry of intracranial pressure; and audiotransformation of the electrocardiographic signal. It is concluded that this biomedical technology transfer is significantly aiding present research in cardiovascular medicine.

1972-01-01

75

Porcine SWC1 is CD52--Final determination by the use of a retroviral cDNA expression library  

PubMed Central

During the last decades for several species – e.g. swine – many mAb to leukocyte-specific molecules have been developed and clusters of differentiation corresponding to human CD could be established. However, for a significant amount of the raised mAb the corresponding antigens were not characterized on the molecular level and therefore preliminary clusters – in swine so-called Swine workshop clusters (SWC) – were established. These clusters contain antigens with currently no obvious orthologs to human leukocyte differentiation antigens. In this study, we describe the generation of a eukaryotic cDNA expression library from in vitro activated porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Screening of this library with an antibody recognizing SWC1 enabled isolation and sequencing of cDNAs coding for the porcine SWC1 molecule. A BLAST search of the obtained sequence revealed that SWC1 is the orthologous molecule of human CD52. Therefore, our study provides the basis for comparative studies on the role of CD52 in different mammalian species. In addition, the established cDNA library can be used for investigation of additional SWC-defined molecules.

Leitner, Judith; Reutner, Katharina; Essler, Sabine E.; Popow, Irene; Gerner, Wilhelm; Steinberger, Peter; Saalmuller, Armin

2012-01-01

76

Porcine SWC1 is CD52--final determination by the use of a retroviral cDNA expression library.  

PubMed

During the last decades for several species--e.g. swine--many mAb to leukocyte-specific molecules have been developed and clusters of differentiation corresponding to human CD could be established. However, for a significant amount of the raised mAb the corresponding antigens were not characterized on the molecular level and therefore preliminary clusters--in swine so-called Swine workshop clusters (SWC)--were established. These clusters contain antigens with currently no obvious orthologs to human leukocyte differentiation antigens. In this study, we describe the generation of a eukaryotic cDNA expression library from in vitro activated porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Screening of this library with an antibody recognizing SWC1 enabled isolation and sequencing of cDNAs coding for the porcine SWC1 molecule. A BLAST search of the obtained sequence revealed that SWC1 is the orthologous molecule of human CD52. Therefore, our study provides the basis for comparative studies on the role of CD52 in different mammalian species. In addition, the established cDNA library can be used for investigation of additional SWC-defined molecules. PMID:22336037

Leitner, Judith; Reutner, Katharina; Essler, Sabine E; Popow, Irene; Gerner, Wilhelm; Steinberger, Peter; Saalmüller, Armin

2012-03-15

77

Maximizing profits in international technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Maximum profit can be introduced into international technology transfer by observing the following: (1) ethical and open dealing between the parties; (2) maximum knowledge of all facts concerning the technology, the use of the technology, the market, competition, prices, and alternatives; (3) ability to coordinate exports, service, support activities, licensing and cross licensing; and (4) knowledgeable people which put these factors together.

Straube, W.

1974-01-01

78

A case history of technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A sequence of events, occurring over the last 25 years, are described that chronicle the evolution of ion-bombardment electric propulsion technology. Emphasis is placed on the latter phases of this evolution, where special efforts were made to pave the way toward the use of this technology in operational space flight systems. These efforts consisted of a planned program to focus the technology toward its end applications and an organized process that was followed to transfer the technology from the research-technology NASA Center to the user-development NASA Center and its industry team. Major milestones in this evolution, which are described, include the development of thruster technology across a large size range, the successful completion of two space electric rocket tests, SERT I and SERT II, development of power-processing technology for electric propulsion, completion of a program to make the technology ready for flight system development, and finally the technology transfer events.

1981-01-01

79

[Technology transfer of building materials by ECOMAT  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the plan for technology transfer of building materials developed by ECOMAT to the commercial private sector. Some of the materials are briefly discussed like foams, fiber reinforcement, fly ash development, and polymer fillers.

NONE

1996-01-01

80

Technology Transfer Cookbook (on CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This disc is a compilation of US Government procedures and procssess involved in the administering of exports to foreign countries. There are four major pieces of content: (1) Technology Transfer Cookbook - this PDF file attempts to provide limited traini...

1999-01-01

81

48 CFR 970.5227-3 - Technology transfer mission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Technology transfer mission. 970.5227-3...Operating Contracts 970.5227-3 Technology transfer mission. As prescribed...a), insert the following clause: Technology Transfer Mission (AUG 2002)...

2011-10-01

82

48 CFR 970.5227-3 - Technology transfer mission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Technology transfer mission. 970.5227-3...Operating Contracts 970.5227-3 Technology transfer mission. As prescribed...a), insert the following clause: Technology Transfer Mission (AUG 2002)...

2012-10-01

83

Technology Transfer: Creating the Right Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Small and medium-sized enterprises are considered to be the backbone of many European economies and a catalyst for economic growth. Universities are key players in encouraging and supporting economic growth through technology and knowledge-related transfer. The right environment to foster transfer is a proactive culture. (Contains 22 references.)…

McCullough, John M.

2003-01-01

84

Technology Transfer: A Third World Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology transfer models are based on assumptions that do not reflect Third-World realities. Obstacles to building indigenous technology capacity include multinational corporations' control of innovations, strings attached to foreign aid, and indigenous reluctance to undertake research. Four areas of development include foreign direct…

Akubue, Anthony I.

2002-01-01

85

TARGETED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO US INDEPENDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of assisting U.S. independent oil and gas producers with timely, informed technology decisions during Fiscal Year 2004 (FY04). PTTC has active grassroots programs through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and 2 satellite offices. They bring research and academia to the table via their association with geological surveys and engineering

Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

2005-01-01

86

Transfer of space technology to industry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Some of the most significant applications of the NASA aerospace technology transfer to industry and other government agencies are briefly outlined. The technology utilization program encompasses computer programs for structural problems, life support systems, fuel cell development, and rechargeable cardiac pacemakers as well as reliability and quality research for oil recovery operations and pollution control.

Hamilton, J. T.

1974-01-01

87

Technology Transfer Center | Co-Development & Resources  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute's Technology Transfer Center (TTC) recognizes the importance of co-development in order to translate basic science discoveries to benefit public health. Formal collaborative agreements are established with industry, academia, and non-profits to facilitate co-development through the exchange and development of research materials, knowledge, and technology in support of the NIH mission.

88

NASA partnership with industry: Enhancing technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recognizing the need to accelerate and expand the application of NASA-derived technology for other civil uses in the United States, potential opportunities were assessed; the range of benefits to NASA, industry and the nations were explored; public policy implications were assessed; and this new range of opportunities were related to current technology transfer programs of NASA.

1983-01-01

89

Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents  

SciTech Connect

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by domestic crude oil and natural gas producers in 1994 as a national not-for-profit organization to address the increasingly urgent need to improve the technology-transfer process in the U.S. upstream petroleum industry. Coordinated from a Headquarters (HQ) office in Houston, PTTC maintains an active grassroots program executed by 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and two satellite offices (Figure 1). Regional Directors interact with domestic oil and gas producers through technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, technical publications and cooperative outreach efforts. HQ facilitates inter-regional technology transfer and implements a comprehensive communications program. Active volunteers on the National Board and in Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs) in each of the 10 regions focus effort in areas that will create the most impact for domestic producers. Focused effort by dedicated individuals across the country has enabled PTTC to achieve the milestones outlined in Appendix A.

Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

2006-09-29

90

Methodology for NASA technology transfer in medicine.  

PubMed

A major tenet of NASA's program for technology transfer in medicine is the active involvement of clinicans, the medical device industry, and government health agencies in the transfer process. To ensure availability of the NASA technology to the entire medical community, NASA's methodology emphasizes projects that lead to the development of commercially available medical products incorporating NASA technology. The development of an improved artificial sphincter is an example of a successful transfer of aerospace technology to medicine. Early collaboration between the medical device industry and NASA was critical to the success of this effort to reduce patient risk and health care costs by the incorporation of high-reliability aerospace components in a new prosthesis. PMID:7197751

Rouse, D J; Brown, J N; Whitten, R P

1981-01-01

91

Business Creation and Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is suggested that small- and medium-sized public universities without a commercial tradition reorganize the research administration function to serve as information clearinghouses, conduct "business intelligence," and identify new technologies and entrepreneurs among researchers. Research administration could include other practical functions…

Martinussen, Jeff

1993-01-01

92

Clean Cast Steel Technology - Machinability and Technology Transfer  

SciTech Connect

There were two main tasks in the Clean Cast Steel Technology - Machinability and Technology Transfer Project. These were (1) determine the processing facts that control the machinability of cast steel and (2) determine the ability of ladle stirring to homogenize ladle temperature, reduce the tap and pouring temperatures, and reduce casting scrap.

C. E. Bates; J. A. Griffin

2000-05-01

93

Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Training Initiative (ECMT3I) Technology Transfer Model Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Training Initiative (ECMT3I) is a cooperative effort among education and research institutions in New Mexico to analyze problems in transferring environmental technologies from Department of Energy laboratories to small and medium enterprises (SME's). The goal of the ECMT3I is to…

Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.

94

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Annual Report 2008  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) multi-program national laboratory that conducts research and development in all DOE mission areas. Like all other federal laboratories, INL has a statutory, technology transfer mission to make its capabilities and technologies available to all federal agencies, to state and local governments, and to universities and industry. To fulfill this mission, INL encourages its scientific, engineering, and technical staff to disclose new inventions and creations to ensure the resulting intellectual property is captured, protected, and made available to others who might benefit from it. As part of the mission, intellectual property is licensed to industrial partners for commercialization, creating jobs and delivering the benefits of federally funded technology to consumers. In other cases, unique capabilities are made available to other federal agencies or to regional small businesses to solve specific technical challenges. In other interactions, INL employees work cooperatively with researchers and other technical staff of our partners to further develop emerging technologies. This report is a catalog of selected INL technology transfer and commercialization transactions during this past year. The size and diversity of INL technical resources, coupled with the large number of relationships with other organizations, virtually ensures that a report of this nature will fail to capture all interactions. Recognizing this limitation, this report focuses on transactions that are specifically authorized by technology transfer legislation (and corresponding contractual provisions) or involve the transfer of legal rights to technology to other parties. This report was compiled from primary records, which were readily available to the INL’s Office of Technology Transfer & Commercialization. The accomplishments cataloged in the report, however, reflect the achievements and creativity of the highly skilled researchers, technicians, support staff, and operators of the INL workforce. Their achievements and recognized capabilities are what make the accomplishments cataloged here possible. Without them, none of these transactions would occur.

Michelle R. Blacker

2008-12-01

95

A regional technology transfer program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The final report is presented for the North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center's 14th consecutive contract period as a NASA Industrial Applications Center, serving the information needs of nine Southeastern states. Included in the report are figures for and analysis of marketing efforts, file usage, search delivered, and other services performed for clients; and information on staff changes, workshops, and special projects in 1978. An appendix contains copies of NC/STRC magazine advertisements, letters from clients, and supplementary information on NC/STRC staff and services.

1978-01-01

96

NASA's southeast technology transfer alliance: A cooperative technology assistance initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1958, NASA has been charged with actively assisting in the transfer of technologies derived from the United States space program into the industrial sector of the U.S. economy. This has historically been accomplished through technology transfer offices working independently at each NASA field center. NASA recently restructured the program to provide regional coordination, maximize efficiencies, eliminate redundancies, and capitalize on each center's fundamental technology strengths. The nation is divided into six NASA technology transfer geographical regions with each region containing one or more NASA field centers and a regional technology transfer center. The southeast region includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The NASA field centers in this region are: the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The centers have teamed to focus primarily on regional industries and businesses, to provide a wide range of resources for U.S. industries, including access to unique government facilities, regional workshops, and technical problem solving. Hundreds of American businesses have benefited from this new regional initiative, as evidenced by reports of over 10,500 added or saved jobs and over 988 million worth of economic impacts as a result of their technology transfer activities.

Craft, Harry G.; Sheehan, William; Johnson, Anne

1996-03-01

97

Medical technology transfer in major Chinese hospitals.  

PubMed

The objective of this article is to describe and analyze the decision-making process and its consequences for medical technology transfer in China. Data were obtained in 1987 from 35 elite teaching hospitals affiliated with 13 medical universities, directly supervised by the Ministry of Health in the People's Republic of China. This article focuses on three kinds of diagnostic equipment: computerized tomographs, ultrasonic diagnostic units, and high-power x-ray diagnostic apparatuses. Decision-making on the transfer of medical technology in China is decentralized. Most hospitals rely on foreign medical sales representatives and medical exhibits, and their decisions on the acquisition of equipment rely more on the services available than on the price of the product. Chinese hospitals also encounter serious infrastructure problems when buying medical equipment. A number of alternatives are suggested for improving the efficiency of medical technology transfer in China. PMID:2032773

Hu, T W

1991-01-01

98

Transferring technology to the public sector.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Approximately four years ago the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, under NASA sponsorship, began to devote some of its resources to examining ways to transfer space technology to the civil sector. As experience accumulated under this program, certain principles basic to success in technology transfer became apparent. An adequate definition of each problem must be developed before any substantial effort is expended on a solution. In most instances, a source of funds other than the potential user is required to support the problem definition phase of the work. Sensitivity to the user's concerns and effective interpersonal communications between the user and technical personnel are essential to success.

Alper, M. E.

1972-01-01

99

Technology transfer at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Transferring technology to the private sector to help improve the competitiveness of key US industries is now an official mission of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) defense program national laboratories. We believe that national laboratories can play an important role in addressing US industrial competitiveness. Sandia is seeking to match laboratory strengths with industry-defined market needs in targeted industrial sectors. Sandia, like other national and federal laboratories, is developing an aggressive technology transfer program. This paper provides a brief review of our program and provides a snap-shot of where we are at today.

Allen, M.S.; Arvizu, D.E.

1993-10-01

100

PNNL wins Four Technology Transfer Awards  

SciTech Connect

PNNL wins 4 Technology Transfer Awards Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has received four 2006 Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium - a nationwide network of more than 700 major federal laboratories and centers as well as their parent departments and agencies that provides a forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking technology with the mission and the marketplace. The FLC presents its Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer to federal laboratory employees who have done outstanding work in transferring U.S. government-sponsored technologies to the public and private sectors. Since 1984, when the awards program was established, Pacific Northwest has earned 62 of these awards, far more than any other national laboratory. This year, PNNL won all four of the nominations that were submitted--the most that any laboratory can submit. PNNL was recognized for transferring technologies that treat and cure cancer, uniquely analyze massive sets of data, increase surgical implant success rates, and neutralize toxic chemicals from the environment. Through collaboration with PNNL researchers and access to facilities at PNNL, IsoRay Medical, Inc. (http://www.isoray.com), expanded its brachytherapy technology for treating prostate and other cancers. The medical isotope ?seed? products are available at more than 17 implant centers nationwide. More than 40 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, are using the Starlight information visualization software to mine and interpret massive amounts of data. Bacterin International licensed bioactive thin-film coatings which reduce infection rates associated with surgical implants. Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Silica (SAMMS), a process for removing mercury and other toxic chemicals from the environment, was licensed to Steward Advanced Materials for use in coal-fired power plants, municipal incinerators, and other plants.

Fisher, Julie A.; McMakin, Andrea H.

2006-06-01

101

Technology transfer trends in Indian space programme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Indian space programme, whose objectives involve acceleration of economic and social development through applications of space technology, has been engaged in the development of state-of-the-art satellite systems, launch vehicles and equipment necessary for applications. Even during the early phase of evolution of this Programme, deliberate policies have been adopted by the national space agency, namely, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to promote spin-off benefit from the technologies developed for the use of space projects. Consistently adhering to this policy, ISRO has transferred over 280 technologies till date, spanning a wide spectrum of disciplines. This has resulted in a fruitful two-way cooperation between a number of SMEs and the ISRO. In order to make the technology transfer process effective, ISRO has adopted a variety of functional and organizational policies that included awareness building measures, licensee selection methods, innovative contract systems, diverse transfer processes, post licencing services and feedback mechanisms. Besides analyzing these policies and their evolution, the paper discusses various models adopted for technology transfer and their impact on assessment. It also touches upon relevant issues relating to creating interface between public funded R&D and the private commercial enterprises. It suggests few models in which international cooperation could be pursued in this field.

Sridhara Murthi, K. R.; Shoba, T. S.

2010-10-01

102

76 FR 71562 - Emergint Technologies, Inc.; Transfer of Data  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FRL-9326-9] Emergint Technologies, Inc.; Transfer...and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic...transferred to Emergint Technologies, Inc. in accordance...and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic...contracts with Emergint Technologies, Inc....

2011-11-18

103

Transfer of Technology and Devloping Nations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In light of the fact that the considerable diplomatic efforts that have been made toward the promulgation of an international code of conduct on the transfer of technology that might soon be crowned with success, this Article examines the so called \\

Michael Blakeney

1987-01-01

104

Evaluating the performance of technology transfer offices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the causal relationships among the factors influencing the technology transfer offices' (TTOs) performance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM) method is used in this study. Findings – The findings from this research is that TTO human resources, industry research demand, R&D budget of university and economic uncertainty are the

Alp Ustundag; Seda U?urlu; Mehmet Serdar Kilinc

2011-01-01

105

Applications of aerospace technology in industry. A technology transfer profile: Food technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Food processing and preservation technologies are reviewed, expected technological advances are considered including processing and market factors. NASA contributions to food technology and nutrition are presented with examples of transfer from NASA to industry.

Murray, D. M.

1971-01-01

106

Technology transfer to Saudi Arabia petrochemical industry experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Saudi Arabia sought transferring petrochemical technology. The transfer aims to reduce the country's dependence on oil and to utilize national resources more efficiently. To investigate the factors affecting the transfer, conditions related to the technology in question and the receiving entity are analyzed. Multinational corporations play a major role in the transfer process. The research shows that joint venture transfers

A. A. K

1987-01-01

107

Welding technology. [technology transfer of NASA developments to commercial organizations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Welding processes which have been developed during NASA space program activities are discussed. The subjects considered are: (1) welding with an electron gun, (2) technology of welding special alloys, and (3) welding shop techniques and equipment. The material presented is part of the combined efforts of NASA and the Small Business Administration to provide technology transfer of space-related developments to the benefit of commercial organizations.

1974-01-01

108

Aerospace technology transfer to breast cancer imaging  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the United States in 1996, an estimated 44,560 women died of breast cancer, and 184,300 new cases were diagnosed. Advances in space technology are now making significant improvements in the imaging technologies used in managing this important foe. The first of these spinoffs, a digital spot mammography system used to perform stereotactic fine-needle breast biopsy, uses a backside-thinned CCD developed originally for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer. This paper describes several successful biomedical applications which have resulted from collaborative technology transfer programs between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health (OWH). These programs have accelerated the introduction of direct digital mammography by two years. In follow-on work, RTI is now assisting the HHS Office on Women's Health to identify additional opportunities for transfer of aerospace, defense, and intelligence technologies to image-guided detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. The technology identification and evaluation effort culminated in a May 1997 workshop, and the formative technology development partnerships are discussed.

Winfield, Daniel L.

109

Technology Transfer and the Community College: A New Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the present state of community college-based technology transfer. Offers a brief history of corporate-university relationships and analyzes worker training as technology transfer. Describes the activities of the Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT). Offers a general paradigm of technology transfer for community colleges based on the…

Sugarman, Barry

1992-01-01

110

International Scientist Mobility and the Locus of Technology Transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

University technology transfer has attracted considerable attention in the literature with a focus on the institutions, the agents involved in technology commercialisation or the differentiation between formal and informal technology transfer mechanisms. There has, however, been little systematic research on how the mobility of university scientists influences their propensity to engage in technology transfer activities and, particularly, on how mobility

Jakob Edler; Heide Fier; Christoph Grimpe

2008-01-01

111

Urban development applications project. Urban technology transfer study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology transfer is defined along with reasons for attempting to transfer technology. Topics discussed include theoretical models, stages of the innovation model, communication process model, behavior of industrial organizations, problem identification, technology search and match, establishment of a market mechanism, applications engineering, commercialization, and management of technology transfer.

1975-01-01

112

Technology transfer in China: literature review and policy implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review international technology transfer issues and contribute to the development of effective technology policies in China. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The construct of this paper is based on comprehensive review of recent literatures in technology transfer and innovation. Detailed discussions follow to give implications in policy making. Findings – Technology transfer policy needs

Leong Chan; Tugrul U. Daim

2011-01-01

113

A Three-Phased Technology Transfer Model: Lessons from Software Technology Transfer from Japan to Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development is quickly becoming globally distributed. Cross-country-border software development that spans across country borders is a mandatory part of software production today. In order to facilitate global coordination, the transfer of technology is a key. We analyze a successful technology transfer from one time dimension and three factor dimensions. From the lessons learned, we propose a three-phase model of

Toshihiko Yamakami; Hiroyuki Suzuki

2008-01-01

114

MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee  

SciTech Connect

As part of the MHD Integrated Topping Cycle (ITC) project, TRW was given the responsibility to organize, charter and co-chair, with the Department of Energy (DOE), an MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee (TTIRC). The Charter of the TTIRC, which was approved by the DOE in June 1988 and distributed to the committee members, is included as part of this Summary. As stated in the Charter, the purpose of this committee is to: (1) review all Proof-of-Concept (POC) projects and schedules in the national MHD program; to assess their compatibility with each other and the first commercial MHD retrofit plant; (2) establish and implement technology transfer formats for users of this technology; (3) identify interfaces, issues, and funding structures directly impacting the success of the commercial retrofit; (4) investigate and identify the manner in which, and by whom, the above should be resolved; and (5) investigate and assess other participation (foreign and domestic) in the US MHD Program. The DOE fiscal year 1989 MHD Program Plan Schedule is included at the end of this Summary. The MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee's activities to date have focused primarily on the technology transfer'' aspects of its charter. It has provided a forum for the dissemination of technical and programmatic information among workers in the field of MHD and to the potential end users, the utilities, by holding semi-annual meetings. The committee publishes this semi-annual report, which presents in Sections 2 through 11 capsule summaries of technical progress for all DOE Proof-of-Concept MHD contracts and major test facilities.

Not Available

1989-10-01

115

Technology Transfer Effects of New Technology-Based Companies. An Empirical Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study focuses on technology transfer effects of new, technology-based companies. The objectives of the study are: to summarize the existing knowledge on the indicators used in measuring the technology transfer effects of new, technology-based companie...

E. Autio

1993-01-01

116

Tropical medicine: Telecommunications and technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The potential for global outbreaks of tropical infectious diseases, and our ability to identify and respond to such outbreaks is a major concern. Rapid, efficient telecommunications is viewed as part of the solution to this set of problems - the means to link a network of epidemiological field stations via satellite with U.S. academic institutions and government agencies, for purposes of research, training in tropical medicine, and observation of and response to epidemic emergencies. At a workshop, telecommunications and technology transfer were addressed and applications of telecommunications technology in long-distance consultation, teaching and disaster relief were demonstrated. Applications in teaching and consultation in tropical infectious diseases is discussed.

Legters, Llewellyn J.

1991-01-01

117

Patents impediment or expedient to technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role that patents play in transferring technology. The history of our patent system and the requirements\\u000a for patentability are reviewed. The option of keeping an invention as a trade secret rather than applying for a patent is\\u000a presented. The paper also discusses the rationale behind the government’s change in its policy which permits exclusive licensing\\u000a of

Theodore E. Elsasser

1977-01-01

118

MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee  

SciTech Connect

This fifth semi-annual status report of the MHD Technology Transfer, Integration, and Review Committee (TTIRC) summarizes activities of the TTIRC during the period April 1990 through September 1990. It includes summaries and minutes of committee meetings, progress summaries of ongoing Proof-of-Concept (POC) contracts, discussions pertaining to technical integration issues in the POC program, and planned activities for the next six months.

Not Available

1992-01-01

119

Examination of Technology Transfer as a Tool for Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An examination of the technology transfer process as it relates to contemporary management practice. The objective is to acquaint the reader with the concept of technology transfer and the mechanism of information flow within business organization. Includ...

D. B. McCorkendale

1986-01-01

120

Technology Transfer and the Product Development Process  

SciTech Connect

It is my pleasure this morning to address a topic that is much talked about in passing but rarely examined from a first person point of view. That topic is Technology Transfer. Over the next 30 minutes I'd like to approach Technology Transfer within the context of the Product Development Process looking at it from the perspectives of the federal government researcher and the industry manufacturer/user. Fist let us recognize that we are living in an ''Information Age'', where global economic and military competition is determined as much by technology as it is by natural resource assets. It is estimated that technical/scientific information is presently growing at a rate of l3 percent per year; this is expected to increase to 30 percent per year by the turn of the century. In fact, something like 90 percent of all scientific knowledge has been generated in the last 30 years; this pool will double again in the next 10-15 years (Exhibit 1). Of all the scientists and engineers throughout history, 90% live and work in the present time. Successfully managing this technical information/knowledge--i.e., transforming the results of R&D to practical applications--will be an important measure of national strength. A little over a dozen years ago, the United States with only 5 percent of the world's population was generating approximately 75 percent of the world's technology. The US. share is now 50 percent and may decline to 30 percent by the turn of the century. This decline won't be because of downturn in U.S. technological advances but because the other 95 percent of the world's population will be increasing its contribution. Economic and military strength then, will be determined by how quickly and successfully companies, industries, and nations can apply new technological information to practical applications--i.e., how they manage technology transfer within the context of the product development process. Much discussion and pronouncements are ongoing in public forums today over the apparent decline in global competitiveness of U.S. industry. The question is why does U.S. industry not succeed in the development and marketing of competitive products when they lead in the generation of new technology.

Mock, John E.

1989-03-21

121

The flight telerobotic servicer and technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS) project at the Goddard Space Flight Center is developing an advanced telerobotic system to assist in and reduce crew extravehicular activity (EVA) for Space Station Freedom (SSF). The FTS will provide a telerobotic capability in the early phases of the SSF program and will be employed for assembly, maintenance, and inspection applications. The current state of space technology and the general nature of the FTS tasks dictate that the FTS be designed with sophisticated teleoperational capabilities for its internal primary operating mode. However, technologies such as advanced computer vision and autonomous planning techniques would greatly enhance the FTS capabilities to perform autonomously in less structured work environments. Another objective of the FTS program is to accelerate technology transfer from research to U.S. industry.

Andary, James F.; Bradford, Kayland Z.

1991-01-01

122

Space Biosensor Systems: Implications for Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To meet the need for continuous, automated monitoring of animal subjects, including; humans, during space flight, NASA is developing advanced physiologic sensor and biotelemetry system technologies. The ability to continuously track basic physiological parameters, such as heart rate, blood pH, and body temperature, in untethered subjects in space is a challenging task. At NASA's Ames Research Center, where a key focus is gravitational biology research, engineers have teamed with life scientists to develop wireless sensor systems for automated physiologic monitoring of animal models as small as the rat. This technology is also being adapted, in collaboration with medical professionals, to meet human clinical monitoring needs both in space and on the ground. Thus, these advanced monitoring technologies have important dual-use functions; they meet space flight data collection requirements and constraints, while concurrently addressing a number of monitoring and data acquisition challenges on the ground in areas of clinical monitoring and biomedical research. Additional applications for these and related technologies are being sought and additional partnerships established that enhance development efforts, reduce costs and facilitate technology infusion between the public and private sectors. This paper describes technology transfer and co-development projects that have evolved out of NASA's miniaturized, implantable chemical sensor development efforts.

Hines, J. W.; Somps, C. J.; Madou, M.; Imprescia, Clifford C. (Technical Monitor)

1997-01-01

123

Technology transfer in the IT industry: A Korean perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently Korean Government announced ambitious IT strategy to establish Korea as one of leaders in world IT market. To implement this strategy, technology transfer from research lab to market should be successfully performed. This study is to identify factors influencing technology transfer and to examine contribution of these factors on success of technology transfer in Korean IT industry. Survey results

Tae Kyung Sung

2009-01-01

124

Transfer of environmentally sound technologies from japan to china  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the transfer of environmentally sound technology from Japan to developing countries, particularly China. The focus is on the main Japanese organizations involved in environmentally sound technology transfer, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Japanese industry. The article also describes the main activities involved in Japan's technology transfer efforts, such as grants, loan, information exchange, and demonstration projects,

Shouchuan Asuka-Zhang

1999-01-01

125

National Cancer Institute | Technology Transfer Center  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center, the Avon Foundation and The Center for Advancing Innovation have partnered to create a “first-of-a-kind” Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge. The Challenge is a business plan and start-up challenge among multi-disciplinary university-led teams. The finalists in the best business plan phase of the challenge will launch a start-up, compete for seed funding, and negotiate a license for the invention in the final phase of the challenge.

126

NASA Orbit Transfer Rocket Engine Technology Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The advanced expander cycle engine with a 15,000 lb thrust level and a 6:1 mixture ratio and optimized performance was used as the baseline for a design study of the hydrogen/oxgyen propulsion system for the orbit transfer vehicle. The critical components of this engine are the thrust chamber, the turbomachinery, the extendible nozzle system, and the engine throttling system. Turbomachinery technology is examined for gears, bearing, seals, and rapid solidification rate turbopump shafts. Continuous throttling concepts are discussed. Components of the OTV engine described include the thrust chamber/nozzle assembly design, nozzles, the hydrogen regenerator, the gaseous oxygen heat exchanger, turbopumps, and the engine control valves.

1984-01-01

127

Aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle control technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The focus of this control has been to develop the control technology required to identify the sophistication required for the Aeroassisted Orbital Transfer Vehicle (AOTV) control system. An angle of attack, bank angle command control technique has been developed which uses either on-off thruster or proportional thruster. An angle of attack adaptive controller was included to minimize the reactor control system (RCS) usage due to payload center of gravity uncertainties. The guidance and control techniques were verified using a detail six degrees-of-freedom simulation. Mission sensitivity was developed for uncertainties in the entry state, mass properties, atmosphere, aerodynamic, and sensor.

Langehough, M. A.

1988-01-01

128

Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents  

SciTech Connect

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by domestic crude oil and natural gas producers, working in conjunction with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and selected universities, in 1994 as a national not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to transfer Exploration and Production (E&P) technology to the domestic upstream petroleum industry, in particular to the small independent operators. PTTC connects producers, technology providers and innovators, academia, and university/industry/government research and development (R&D) groups. From inception PTTC has received federal funding through DOE's oil and natural gas program managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). With higher funding available in its early years, PTTC was able to deliver well more than 100 workshops per year, drawing 6,000 or more attendees per year. Facing the reality of little or no federal funding in the 2006-2007 time frame, PTTC and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) worked together for PTTC to become a subsidiary organization of AAPG. This change brings additional organizational and financial resources to bear for PTTC's benefit. PTTC has now been 'powered by AAPG' for two full fiscal years. There is a clear sense that PTTC has stabilized and is strengthening its regional workshop and national technology transfer programs and is becoming more entrepreneurial in exploring technology transfer opportunities beyond its primary DOE contract. Quantitative accomplishments: PTTC has maintained its unique structure of a national organization working through Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) to deliver local, affordable workshops. During the contract period PTTC consolidated from 10 to six regions efficiency and alignment with AAPG sections. The number of workshops delivered by its RLOs during the contract period is shown below. Combined attendance over the period was approximately 32,000, 70% of whom were repeat attendees. Participant feedback established that 40% of them said they had applied a technology they learned of through PTTC. Central/Eastern Gulf Univ. of Alabama, LSU Center for Energy Studies 77 Eastern West Virginia University, Illinois Geological Survey, W. Michigan Univ. 99 Midcontinent University of Kansas, University of Tulsa, Okla. Geological Survey (past) 123 Rocky Mountains Colorado School of Mines 147 Texas/SE New Mexico Bureau of Economic Geology, U. of Texas at Austin 85 West Coast Conservation Committee of California O&G Producers, Univ. So. Cal. (past) 54 At the national level HQ went from an office in Houston to a virtual office in the Tulsa, Okla. area with AAPG providing any physical assets required. There are no employees, rather several full time and several part time contractors. Since inception, PTTC has produced quarterly and mailed the 16-page Network News newsletter. It highlights new advances in technology and has a circulation of 19,000. It also produces the Tech Connections Column in The American Oil & Gas Reporter, with a circulation of 13,000. On an approximate three-week frequency, the electronic Email Tech Alert goes out to 9,000 readers. The national staff also maintains a central website with information of national interest and individual sections for each of the six regions. The national organization also provides legal and accounting services, coordinates the RLO activities, exhibits at at least major national and other meetings, supports the volunteer Board as it provides strategic direction, and is working to restore the Producer Advisory Groups to bolster the regional presence. Qualitative Value: Three qualitative factors confirm PTTC's value to the domestic O&G producing industry. First, AAPG was willing to step in and rescue PTTC, believing it was of significant interest to its domestic membership and of potential value internationally. Second, through a period of turmoil and now with participant fees dramatically increased, industry participants 'keep coming back' to wo

E. Lance Cole

2009-09-30

129

Orbit transfer rocket engine technology program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An advanced near term (1990's) space-based Orbit Transfer Vehicle Engine (OTVE) system was designed, and the technologies applicable to its construction, maintenance, and operations were developed under Tasks A through F of the Orbit Transfer Rocket Engine Technology Program. Task A was a reporting task. In Task B, promising OTV turbomachinery technologies were explored: two stage partial admission turbines, high velocity ratio diffusing crossovers, soft wear ring seals, advanced bearing concepts, and a rotordynamic analysis. In Task C, a ribbed combustor design was developed. Possible rib and channel geometries were chosen analytically. Rib candidates were hot air tested and laser velocimeter boundary layer analyses were conducted. A channel geometry was also chosen on the basis of laser velocimeter data. To verify the predicted heat enhancement effects, a ribbed calorimeter spool was hot fire tested. Under Task D, the optimum expander cycle engine thrust, performance and envelope were established for a set of OTV missions. Optimal nozzle contours and quick disconnects for modularity were developed. Failure Modes and Effects Analyses, maintenance and reliability studies and component study results were incorporated into the engine system. Parametric trades on engine thrust, mixture ratio, and area ratio were also generated. A control system and the health monitoring and maintenance operations necessary for a space-based engine were outlined in Task E. In addition, combustor wall thickness measuring devices and a fiberoptic shaft monitor were developed. These monitoring devices were incorporated into preflight engine readiness checkout procedures. In Task F, the Integrated Component Evaluator (I.C.E.) was used to demonstrate performance and operational characteristics of an advanced expander cycle engine system and its component technologies. Sub-system checkouts and a system blowdown were performed. Short transitions were then made into main combustor ignition and main stage operation.

Gustafson, N. B.; Harmon, T. J.

1993-01-01

130

NASA Northeast Regional Technology Transfer Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report is a summary of the primary activities and metrics for the NASA Northeast Regional Technology Transfer Center, operated by the Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (CTC). This report covers the contract period January 1, 2000 - March 31, 2001. This report includes a summary of the overall CTC Metrics, a summary of the Major Outreach Events, an overview of the NASA Business Outreach Program, a summary of the Activities and Results of the Technology into the Zone program, and a Summary of the Major Activities and Initiatives performed by CTC in supporting this contract. Between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2001, CTC has facilitated 10 license agreements, established 35 partnerships, provided assistance 517 times to companies, and performed 593 outreach activities including participation in 57 outreach events. CTC also assisted Goddard in executing a successful 'Technology into the Zone' program.' CTC is pleased to have performed this contract, and looks forward to continue providing their specialized services in support of the new 5 year RTTC Contract for the Northeast region.

Dunn, James P.

2001-01-01

131

Composite fabrication via resin transfer molding technology  

SciTech Connect

The IMPReS (Integrated Modeling and Processing of Resin-based Structures) Program was funded in FY95 to consolidate, evaluate and enhance Sandia`s capabilities in the design and fabrication of composite structures. A key driver of this and related programs was the need for more agile product development processes and for model based design and fabrication tools across all of Sandia`s material technologies. A team of polymer, composite and modeling personnel was assembled to benchmark Sandia`s existing expertise in this area relative to industrial and academic programs and to initiate the tasks required to meet Sandia`s future needs. RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) was selected as the focus composite fabrication technology due to its versatility and growing use in industry. Modeling efforts focused on the prediction of composite mechanical properties and failure/damage mechanisms and also on the uncured resin flow processes typical of RTM. Appropriate molds and test composites were fabricated and model validation studies begun. This report summarizes and archives the modeling and fabrication studies carried out under IMPReS and evaluates the status of composite technology within Sandia. It should provide a complete and convenient baseline for future composite technology efforts within Sandia.

Jamison, G.M.; Domeier, L.A.

1996-04-01

132

A model technology transfer program for independent operators: Kansas Technology Transfer Model (KTTM)  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the development and testing of the Kansas Technology Transfer Model (KTTM) which is to be utilized as a regional model for the development of other technology transfer programs for independent operators throughout oil-producing regions in the US. It describes the linkage of the regional model with a proposed national technology transfer plan, an evaluation technique for improving and assessing the model, and the methodology which makes it adaptable on a regional basis. The report also describes management concepts helpful in managing a technology transfer program. The original Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) activities, upon which the KTTM is based, were developed and tested for Kansas and have proved to be effective in assisting independent operators in utilizing technology. Through joint activities of TORP and the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), the KTTM was developed and documented for application in other oil-producing regions. During the course of developing this model, twelve documents describing the implementation of the KTTM were developed as deliverables to DOE. These include: (1) a problem identification (PI) manual describing the format and results of six PI workshops conducted in different areas of Kansas, (2) three technology workshop participant manuals on advanced waterflooding, reservoir description, and personal computer applications, (3) three technology workshop instructor manuals which provides instructor material for all three workshops, (4) three technologies were documented as demonstration projects which included reservoir management, permeability modification, and utilization of a liquid-level acoustic measuring device, (5) a bibliography of all literature utilized in the documents, and (6) a document which describes the KTTM.

Schoeling, L.G.

1993-09-01

133

The role of intellectual capital and university technology transfer offices in university-based technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study develops a theoretical model to explain the relationships among intellectual capital, research outcomes, and technology transfer (TT) performance, investigating the role of university TT offices (UTTOs) in the innovation process. The authors examined these relationships by sampling 49 Taiwanese universities within a 2-year period. It is concluded that universities with specialized UTTOs indeed promote TT performance (TTP) based

Hui-I Feng; Chia-Shen Chen; Chuan-Hung Wang; Hsueh-Chiao Chiang

2011-01-01

134

The role of intellectual capital and university technology transfer offices in university-based technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study develops a theoretical model to explain the relationships among intellectual capital, research outcomes, and technology transfer (TT) performance, investigating the role of university TT offices (UTTOs) in the innovation process. The authors examined these relationships by sampling 49 Taiwanese universities within a 2-year period. It is concluded that universities with specialized UTTOs indeed promote TT performance (TTP) based

Hui-I Feng; Chia-Shen Chen; Chuan-Hung Wang; Hsueh-Chiao Chiang

2012-01-01

135

Successful Technology Transfer in Colorado: A Portfolio of Technology Transfer "Success Stories."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The examples in this portfolio demonstrate how technology transfer among universities, businesses, and federal laboratories solve real-world problems, and create new goods and services. They reveal how, through strengthening the infrastructure joining private and public sectors, Colorado can better compete in the global marketplace. All of the…

Colorado Advanced Tech. Inst., Denver.

136

Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Levels and Key Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most current literature on knowledge and technology transfer (Appropriability Model, Dissemination Model, and Knowledge Utilization Model), describe the process of transfer in details, but has limitation in terms of their application in contemporary high-tech industries since most studies have not provided plausible explanation on levels and factors affecting transfer of knowledge and\\/or technology. To overcome these limitations, the four levels

Tae Kyung Sung; David V. Gibson

137

Technology transfer and the NASA Technology Utilization Program - An overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The goal of the NASA Technology Utilization (TU) Program is to broaden and accelerate the transfer of aerospace technology and to develop new commercial products and processes that represent additional return on the national investment in the U.S. space programs. The mechanisms established by the TU Program includes TU offices, publications, the information retrieval, software dissemination, and the NASA Applications Engineering Program. These mechanisms are implemented through a nationwide NASA TU Network, working closely with industry and public sector organizations to encourage and facilitate their access and utilization of the results of the U.S space programs. Examples of TU are described, including a method for the reduction of metal fatigue in textile equipment and a method for the management of wandering behavior in Alzheimer's patients.

Clarks, Henry J.; Rose, James T.; Mangum, Stephen D.

1989-01-01

138

Technology transfer -- protecting technologies during the transfer cycle (intellectual property issues)  

SciTech Connect

The success of technology transfer agreements depends not just on the technical work, but on how well the arrangements to protect and dispose of the intellectual properties that make up the technologies are handled. Pertinent issues that impact the protection and disposition of intellectual properties during the technology transfer process at Sandia National Laboratories, a multiprogram laboratory operated for the Department of Energy by the Martin Marietta Corporation, are discussed. Subjects addressed include the contracting mechanisms (including the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement [CRADA] and the Work-for-Others agreement), proprietary information, The Freedom of Information Act, patents and copyrights, the statement of work, Protected CRADA Information, licensing considerations, title to intellectual properties, march-in rights, and nondisclosure agreements.

Graham, G.G.

1993-12-31

139

A planning framework for transferring building energy technologies: Executive Summary  

SciTech Connect

Accelerating the adoption of new and existing cost-effective technologies has significant potential to reduce the energy consumed in US buildings. This report summarizes some of the key results of an interlaboratory technology transfer planning effort in support of the US Department of Energy's Office of Building Technologies (the full report is published under SERI number TP-260-3729). A guiding assumption for planning was that OBT's R D program should forge linkages with existing programs whose goals involved enhancing energy efficiency in buildings. An ad hoc Technology Transfer Advisory Group reviewed the existing analysis and technology transfer program, brainstormed technology transfer approaches, interviewed DOE program managers, identified applicable research results, and developed a framework that management could use in deciding on the best investments of technology transfer resources. Representatives of 22 organizations were interviewed on their views of the potential for transferring energy efficiency technologies through active linking with OBT. The report describes in summary these programs and interview results; outlines OBT tools, technologies, and practices to be transferred; defines OBT audiences; identifies technology transfer functions and presents a framework devised using functions and audiences; presents some example technology transfer activities; and summarizes the Advisory Group's recommendations.

Farhar, B C; Brown, M A; Mohler, B L; Wilde, M; Abel, F H

1990-08-01

140

A planning framework for transferring building energy technologies  

SciTech Connect

Accelerating the adoption of new and existing cost-effective technologies has significant potential to reduce the energy consumed in US buildings. This report presents key results of an interlaboratory technology transfer planning effort in support of the US Department of Energy's Office of Building Technologies (OBT). A guiding assumption for planning was that OBT's R D program should forge linkages with existing programs whose goals involved enhancing energy efficiency in buildings. An ad hoc Technology Transfer Advisory Group reviewed the existing analysis and technology transfer program, brainstormed technology transfer approaches, interviewed DOE program managers, identified applicable research results, and developed a framework that management could use in deciding on the best investments of technology transfer resources. Representatives of 22 organizations were interviewed on their views of the potential for transferring energy efficiency technologies through active linking with OBT. The report describes these programs and interview results; outlines OBT tools, technologies, and practices to be transferred; defines OBT audiences; identifies technology transfer functions and presents a framework devised using functions and audiences; presents some 60 example technology transfer activities; and documents the Advisory Group's recommendations. 37 refs., 3 figs., 12 tabs.

Farhar, B C; Brown, M A; Mohler, B L; Wilde, M; Abel, F H

1990-07-01

141

Soviet-American technology transfer and United States national security  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation analyzes the extent to which US technology transfer has contributed to the improvement of Soviet military capability - whether directly, through the diversion of commercial technology for military end uses, or indirectly, through the improvement of Soviet defense-industrial capabilities. The author examines transfers in computer, automotive, oil and gas, and missile technologies and reviews the history and development

1981-01-01

142

Transfer of terrestrial technology for lunar mining  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The functions, operational procedures, and major items of equipment that comprise the terrestrial mining process are characterized. These data are used to synthesize a similar activity on the lunar surface. Functions, operations, and types of equipment that can be suitably transferred to lunar operation are identified. Shortfalls, enhancements, and technology development needs are described. The lunar mining process and what is required to adapt terrestrial equipment are highlighted. It is concluded that translation of terrestrial mining equipment and operational processes to perform similar functions on the lunar surface is practical. Adequate attention must be given to the harsh environment and logistical constraints of the lunar setting. By using earth-based equipment as a forcing function, near- and long-term benefits are derived (i.e., improved terrestrial mining in the near term vis-a-vis commercial production of helium-3 in the long term.

Hall, Robert A.; Green, Patricia A.

1992-01-01

143

Low-G fluid transfer technology study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology gaps and system characteristics critical to cryogenic and noncryogenic in-orbit fluid transfer were identified. Four different supply systems were conceptually designed as space shuttle payloads. These were; (1) space tug supply - LH2, LO2, N2H4, He - linear acceleration for liquid acquisition with supply module and tug separated from shuttle, (2) tug supply using orbiter drag, (3) orbiter supply - N2O4,MMH,He, H2,O2 - surface tension screens, (4) multiple receivers supply 0 solar electric propulsion stage, Hg, diaphragm - HEAO B, HEe, paddle fluid rotation-satellite control section, N2H4, screens. It was found that screens had the best overall potential for low weight and simplicity, however, thermal problems with cryogenics still need final resolution.

Stark, J. A.

1976-01-01

144

Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the University of Texas at Austin, the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GCATTC) is one of 14 such regional university centers in the United States. The Center's work includes creating high-quality training materials for health care professionals, convening research conferences, and providing technical assistance to state agencies and providers. On the website, visitors can learn about research projects, pilot programs for transforming mental health service delivery programs, and work on the abuse of prescription drugs. The left-hand side of the page includes sections like Grant Writing, Products, and Offender Education Programs. In the Products area, visitors can look over publications and presentations by Center staff and also view a list of resources for treatment of substance use disorders.

2012-01-01

145

Technology transfer at NASA - A librarian's view  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA programs, publications, and services promoting the transfer and utilization of aerospace technology developed by and for NASA are briefly surveyed. Topics addressed include the corporate sources of NASA technical information and its interest for corporate users of information services; the IAA and STAR abstract journals; NASA/RECON, NTIS, and the AIAA Aerospace Database; the RECON Space Commercialization file; the Computer Software Management and Information Center file; company information in the RECON database; and services to small businesses. Also discussed are the NASA publications Tech Briefs and Spinoff, the Industrial Applications Centers, NASA continuing bibliographies on management and patent abstracts (indexed using the NASA Thesaurus), the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches, and the Aerospace Research Information Network (ARIN).

Buchan, Ronald L.

1991-01-01

146

Systematic technology transfer from biology to engineering.  

PubMed

Solutions to problems move only very slowly between different disciplines. Transfer can be greatly speeded up with suitable abstraction and classification of problems. Russian researchers working on the TRIZ (Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch) method for inventive problem solving have identified systematic means of transferring knowledge between different scientific and engineering disciplines. With over 1500 person years of effort behind it, TRIZ represents the biggest study of human creativity ever conducted, whose aim has been to establish a system into which all known solutions can be placed, classified in terms of function. At present, the functional classification structure covers nearly 3 000 000 of the world's successful patents and large proportions of the known physical, chemical and mathematical knowledge-base. Additional tools are the identification of factors which prevent the attainment of new technology, leading directly to a system of inventive principles which will resolve the impasse, a series of evolutionary trends of development, and to a system of methods for effecting change in a system (Su-fields). As yet, the database contains little biological knowledge despite early recognition by the instigator of TRIZ (Genrich Altshuller) that one day it should. This is illustrated by natural systems evolved for thermal stability and the maintenance of cleanliness. PMID:16210175

Vincent, Julian F V; Mann, Darrell L

2002-02-15

147

Geo energy research and development: technology transfer update  

SciTech Connect

Sandia Geo Energy Programs in geothermal, coal, oil and gas, and synfuel technologies have been effective in transferring research concepts to applications in private industry. This report updates the previous summary (SAND82-0211, March 1982) to include recent technology transfers and to reflect recent changes in philosophy on technology transfer. Over 40 items transferred to industry have been identified in the areas of Hardware, Risk Removal and Understanding. Successful transfer is due largely to personal interactions between Sandia engineers and the technical staffs of private industry.

Traeger, R.K.; Dugan, V.L.

1983-01-01

148

Transfer of hot dry rock technology  

SciTech Connect

The Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Development Program has focused worldwide attention on the facts that natural heat in the upper part of the earth's crust is an essentially inexhaustible energy resource which is accessible almost everywhere, and that practical means now exist to extract useful heat from the hot rock and bring it to the earth's surface for beneficial use. The Hot Dry Rock Program has successfully constructed and operated a prototype hot, dry rock energy system that produced heat at the temperatures and rates required for large-scale space heating and many other direct uses of heat. The Program is now in the final stages of constructing a larger, hotter system potentially capable of satisfying the energy requirements of a small, commercial, electrical-generating power plant. To create and understand the behavior of such system, it has been necessary to develop or support the development of a wide variety of equipment, instruments, techniques, and analyses. Much of this innovative technology has already been transferred to the private sector and to other research and development programs, and more is continuously being made available as its usefulness is demonstrated. This report describes some of these developments and indicates where this new technology is being used or can be useful to industry, engineering, and science.

Smith, M.C.

1985-11-01

149

TEKTRAN: Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) ARS' (Agricultural Research Service) TEKTRAN (Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System) "is a dynamic database containing nearly 13,000 interpretive summaries of research results that have been peer reviewed and cleared by ARS. These are pre-publication notices, and as such, they forecast the future for improved food, feed, and fiber products and processes. TEKTRAN changes when scientists submit articles for publication and when previously submitted articles are published. TEKTRAN on the Internet is updated monthly." The system allows three different types of searches (each thoroughly explained), as well as browsing in over 60 categories from agrochemical technology to weeds. Each record contains title, author(s), an interpretive summary, keywords, contact information, and an ARS report number. The number of citations, as well as the power of the searching systems, make this one of the better agricultural bibliographic databases. As with most large databases, studying the searching FAQs is a must in order to exploit the resource.

1998-01-01

150

Dissemination of CERN's Technology Transfer: Added Value from Regional Transfer Agents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technologies developed at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are disseminated via a network of external technology transfer officers. Each of CERN's 20 member states has appointed at least one technology transfer officer to help establish links with CERN. This network has been in place since 2001 and early experiences indicate…

Hofer, Franz

2005-01-01

151

Brookhaven National Laboratory technology transfer report, fiscal year 1986  

SciTech Connect

An increase in the activities of the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) is reported. Most of the additional effort has been directed to the regional electric utility initiative, but intensive efforts have been applied to the commercialization of a compact synchrotron storage ring for x-ray lithography applications. At least six laboratory technologies are reported as having been transferred or being in the process of transfer. Laboratory accelerator technology is being applied to study radiation effects, and reactor technology is being applied for designing space reactors. Technologies being transferred and emerging technologies are described. The role of the ORTA and the technology transfer process are briefly described, and application assessment records are given for a number of technologies. A mini-incubator facility is also described. (LEW)

Not Available

1986-01-01

152

NCI at Frederick: Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer  

Cancer.gov

Technology Transfer is the sharing of knowledge and facilities among different entities such as Federal laboratories, industry, universities, Federal, state and local governments and third party intermediaries. Federal technology transfer programs aim to make federally generated scientific and technological development accessible to private industry and state and local government. These recipients are encouraged to develop the technology further into new products, processes. Materials or services that will improve the quality of life and enhance industrial competitiveness.

153

A continuing program for technology transfer to the apparel industry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A six month program has been carried out to investigate various mechanisms for transferring technology to industry. This program has focused on transfer to the apparel industry through the Apparel Research Foundation. The procedure was to analyze the problem, obtain potentially relevant aerospace technology, and then transfer this technology to the industry organization. This was done in a specific case. Technology was identified relevant to stitchless joining, and this technology was transferred to the Apparel Research Foundation. The feasibility and ground rules for carrying out such activities on a broader scale were established. A specific objective was to transfer new technology from the industry organization to the industry itself. This required the establishment of an application engineering program. Another transfer mechanism tested was publication of solutions to industry problems in a format familiar to the industry. This is to be distinguished from circulating descriptions of new technology. Focus is on the industry problem and the manager is given a formula for solving it that he can follow. It was concluded that this mechanism can complement the problem statement approach to technology transfer. It is useful in achieving transfer when a large amount of application engineering is not necessary. A wide audience is immediately exposed to the technology. On the other hand, the major manufacturing problems which require a sophisticated technical solution integrating many innovations are less likely to be helped.

Clingman, W. H.

1971-01-01

154

Fraunhofer: the German model for applied research and technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V. in Germany is Europe's largest and most successful organization for applied research and technology transfer. Its 48 institutes cover all areas of technology and engineering ranging from materials and production technology to information & communication technology and solar energy. The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, focuses on software engineering methods, software

Dieter Rombach; Fraunhofer IESE

2000-01-01

155

New technology-based start up through Technology Transfer: Considerations on the process potential success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents considerations on the process of technology transfer through the creation of new technology based companies. Subject of extreme importance to the innovation system, the technology transfer is one of the most important phases of the scientific and technology development process, since it adds value, when well performed, to the researcher's efforts and also gives social and economic

Sergio Perussi Filho; São Carlos-SP

156

Millimeter-wave wireless power transfer technology for space applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technologies enabling the development of compact systems for wireless transfer of power through radio frequency waves (RF) continue to be important for future space based systems. For example, for lunar surface operation, wireless power transfer technology enables rapid on-demand transmission of power to loads (robotic systems, habitats, and others) and eliminates the need for establishing a traditional power grid. A

Goutam Chattopadhyay; Harish Manohara; Mohammad Mojarradi; Tuan Vo; Hadi Mojarradi; Sam Bae; Neville Marzwell

2008-01-01

157

SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND UNIVERSITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research was conducted to document the processes and activities used by Korean small and medium size businesses (less than 200 employees) transferring not fully developed (incomplete) technology from Korean National Research Institutes and Universities. A conceptual model of the technology transfer process was built from a literature review and a preliminary survey. This model was tested by in depth interviews

Jingyu Lee; Donald D. Myers

158

The EMDEX Project: Technology transfer and occupational measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Electric and Magnetic Field Measurement Project for Utilities -- the EPRI EMDEX Project -- is a multifaceted project entailing technology transfer, measurement protocol design, data management, and exposure assessment analyses. The specific objectives of the project in order of priority were: (1) to transfer the EMDEX technology to utilities; (2) to develop measurement protocols and data management capabilities for

1990-01-01

159

Academic Technology Transfer: Tracking, Measuring and Enhancing Its Impact  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1980 passage of the US Bayh-Dole Act, academic technology transfer has gained profile globally as a key component of knowledge-driven economic development. Research universities are seen as key contributors. In this article, focusing on the USA and drawing on over twenty years of experience in the field of academic technology transfer in…

Fraser, John

2010-01-01

160

Technology Transfer Educational Curriculum Plan for the State of Colorado.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recommended plan for an educational curriculum on the topic of technology transfer is outlined. A survey was conducted to determine the current levels of ability and knowledge of technology users and of transfer intermediaries. Information was collected from three sources: individuals and organizations currently presenting educational programs…

Dakin, Karl J.

161

A model technology transfer program for independent operators  

SciTech Connect

In August 1992, the Energy Research Center (ERC) at the University of Kansas was awarded a contract by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a technology transfer regional model. This report describes the development and testing of the Kansas Technology Transfer Model (KTTM) which is to be utilized as a regional model for the development of other technology transfer programs for independent operators throughout oil-producing regions in the US. It describes the linkage of the regional model with a proposed national technology transfer plan, an evaluation technique for improving and assessing the model, and the methodology which makes it adaptable on a regional basis. The report also describes management concepts helpful in managing a technology transfer program.

Schoeling, L.G.

1996-08-01

162

Computers and terminals as an aid to international technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As technology transfer becomes more popular and proves to be an economical method for companies of all sizes to take advantage of a tremendous amount of new and available technology from sources all over the world, the introduction of computers and terminals into the international technology transfer process is proving to be a successful method for companies to take part in this beneficial approach to new business opportunities.

Sweeney, W. T.

1974-01-01

163

VALUATION APPROACHES FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: A REVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology development is a key factor in the economic success of a country or a business organization, but in some cases it is not economically feasible to develop the required technology. In such situations there arises a need to acquire the required technology for a price. Pricing innovations, new product ideas, and technologies can be complex, even under the best

Satish Kumar; Sampath Kumar; Rolla Don Myers

164

Building technology transfer meetings: A collaborative model for transferring DOE research results to potential users.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Transferring the technology and results from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored building energy research to potential users is a critical part of DOE's successful research programs. To assist in this transfer of information and technologies, the DO...

D. L. Shankle D. M. Hawkins P. M. Love G. M. Wilde

1994-01-01

165

HPCC technology awareness program: Improved economic competitiveness through technology awareness, transfer and application. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A need has been defined by Congress for the DOE National Laboratories to participate in various dual use and technology transfer programs. This requirement has spawned several technology transfer approaches at the DOE laboratories. These programs are designed to encourage large and small business to bring their problems and needs forward, and to allow the labs to transfer effective high performance computing technology to the commercial marketplace. This IG Technologies grant from the DOE was undertaken to address the issues and problems associated with technology transfer between the DOE National Laboratories and commercial industry. The key focus is to gain an understanding of how DOE and industry independently and collectively view the requirements and the missing elements that could allow DOE to facilitate HPCC technology transfer. At issue is HPCC Technology Transfer for the High Performance Computing industry and its relationship to the DOE National Laboratories. Several observations on this are addressed. The issue of a ``Technology Utilization Gap`` between the National Laboratories and Independent Software Vendors is discussed. This study addressed the HPCC Technology Transfer plans of all six DOE National Labs. Study team members briefed numerous industrial users of HPCC technology as to the feasibility of technology transfer for various applications. Significant findings of the effort are that the resistance to technology transfer is much higher than anticipated for both the National Labs and industry. Also, HPCC Technology Transfer is observed to be a large company`s dominion. Small businesses have a difficult time in addressing the requirements of technology transfer using Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA`s). Large businesses and the DOE National Labs however, often have requirements and objectives which are at cross purposes, making effective technology transfer difficult.

Not Available

1994-04-01

166

[Technology transfer to the facility for production of medicines].  

PubMed

Innovation development of pharmaceutical industry is close connected to knowledge transfer going to each subsequent life cycle phase of medicinal product. Formal regulation of technology and knowledge transfer is essential for achievement high quality during production of medicines designed during development phase. Conceptual tools, approaches and requirements are considered that are necessary for knowledge and technology transfer across all the life cycle phases of medicines. They are based on scientific knowledge of medicinal products and take into account both international and Russian regulations in the area of development, production and distribution of medicines. Importance of taking into consideration all aspects related to quality of medicines in all steps of technology transfer is shown. An approach is described for technology transfer organization for Russian pharmaceutical manufacturers based on international guides in this area. PMID:24741943

Beregovykh, V V; Spitski?, O P

2013-01-01

167

Types of Knowledge and Their Roles in Technology Transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the dawn of a new millennium, the most valuable global commodity is knowledge, particularly new knowledge about technology that may give a culture, a company and\\/or a laboratory an advantage. This paper begins with examples of tacit technology transfer, including atomic weapons technology, whose development suggests that failure to preserve tacit knowledge could lead to uninvention. This discussion is

Michael E. Gorman

2002-01-01

168

A Regional Center for Utilization and Transfer of Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The need for a regional center to bridge the gap between existing sources of technology and state and local government as users of technology is exposed. A Regional Center for Utilization and Transfer of Technology is described and a demonstration project...

P. S. Hughes M. H. Olson

1976-01-01

169

Alternatives for Technology Transfer to the Enterprise.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides a general description of deep ocean mining (DOM) technology, sources for DOM technology, and identifies approaches and requirements for acquisition by the Enterprise, the organ of the authority that will carry out ocean mining activiti...

P. B. Grote W. A. Coleman G. M. Guard

1980-01-01

170

The role of the Technology Application Center in the technology transfer program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The need for and use of an active technology dissemination program by the Environmental Protection Agency is elaborated. The complexities associated with arriving at an acceptable solution to an environmental problem are addressed, and the mechanisms and associated products used by the technology transfer program to transfer the latest viable technological alternatives to the potential user are explained.

Shinnick, W. A.; Grogan, N. M.

1974-01-01

171

The Production, Transfer and Spillover of Technology: Comparing Large and Small Multinationals as Technology Producers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multinational enterprises are, sina qua non, the world's technology producers. In this paper, we explore the concept of technology production by multinationals, focusing on three aspects: (i) technology as a firm-specific advantage, (ii) the costs of technology transfer, and (iii) technology spillovers. In each case, we outline current views and debates in the field about the role played by large

Lorraine Eden; Edward Levitas; Richard J. Martinez

1997-01-01

172

Applications of aerospace technology in industry: A technology transfer profile, nondestructive testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of nondestructive testing procedures by NASA and the transfer of nondestructive testing to technology to civilian industry are discussed. The subjects presented are: (1) an overview of the nondestructive testing field, (2) NASA contributions to the field of nondestructive testing, (3) dissemination of NASA contributions, and (4) a transfer profile. Attachments are included which provide a brief description of common nondestructive testing methods and summarize the technology transfer reports involving NASA generated nondestructive testing technology.

1972-01-01

173

Licensing and CRADA's in Oak Ridge technology transfer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the belief that effective technology transfer is a ''contact sport,'' Martin Marietta Energy Systems (Energy Systems), the Department of Energy's (DOE's) management contractor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, encourages its research and engineering employees t...

G. A. Prosser

1993-01-01

174

Technology Transfer Center | Standard Forms & Agreements  

Cancer.gov

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) are used to collaborate and develop technologies for commercialization. Research projects under a CRADA can span from basic research to clinical work.

175

48 CFR 970.2770-3 - Technology transfer and patent rights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Technology transfer and patent rights. 970...and Copyrights 970.2770-3 Technology transfer and patent rights. The National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989 (NCTTA)...

2011-10-01

176

48 CFR 970.2770-3 - Technology transfer and patent rights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Technology transfer and patent rights. 970...and Copyrights 970.2770-3 Technology transfer and patent rights. The National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989 (NCTTA)...

2012-10-01

177

48 CFR 970.2770-3 - Technology transfer and patent rights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Technology transfer and patent rights. 970...and Copyrights 970.2770-3 Technology transfer and patent rights. The National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989 (NCTTA)...

2010-10-01

178

Technology transfer from NASA to targeted industries, volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) technology transfer to three target industries with focus on the apparel manufacturing industry in Alabama. Also included in this report are an analysis of the 1992 problem statements submitted by Alabama firms, the results of the survey of 1987-88 NASA Tech Brief requests, the results of the followup to Alabama submitted problem statements, and the development of the model describing the MSFC technology transfer process.

Mccain, Wayne; Schroer, Bernard J.; Souder, William E.; Spann, Mary S.; Watters, Harry; Ziemke, M. Carl

1993-01-01

179

Virtual R&D team: Technology Transfer Facilitator  

Microsoft Academic Search

A conceptual model is proposed which facilitate the process of technology transfer by applying a virtual R&D team. The underlying hypothesis is responded to competitive challenges, the complex customer requirements and the high instability on the market. The context of the knowledge-based economy introduces a major shift from serial to simultaneous R&D activities in the way technology transfer is conceived.

Nader Ale Ebrahim; Mohammad Ali Shafia; Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli

2009-01-01

180

Organizational learning, knowledge and technology transfer: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge-based competition has magnified the importance of learning alliances as a fast and effective mechanism of capability development. This case presents a technology transfer project from a university's engineering research center to a private firm to illuminate learning and knowledge-based determinants of the outcomes of such projects. In this paper, project success and effective knowledge transfer are used interchangeably to

Abdelkader Daghfous

2004-01-01

181

Orbit transfer rocket engine technology program enhanced heat transfer combustor technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to increase the performance of a high performance, advanced expander-cycle engine combustor, higher chamber pressures are required. In order to increase chamber pressure, more heat energy is required to be transferred to the combustor coolant circuit fluid which drives the turbomachinery. This requirement was fulfilled by increasing the area exposed to the hot-gas by using combustor ribs. A previous technology task conducted 2-d hot air and cold flow tests to determine an optimum rib height and configuration. In task C.5 a combustor calorimeter was fabricated with the optimum rib configuration, 0.040 in. high ribs, in order to determine their enhancing capability. A secondary objective was to determine the effects of mixture ratio changers on the enhancement during hot-fire testing. The program used the Rocketdyne Integrated Component Evaluator (ICE) reconfigured into a thrust chamber only mode. The test results were extrapolated to give a projected enhancement from the ribs for a 16 in. long cylindrical combustor at 15 Klb nominal thrust level. The hot-gas wall ribs resulted in a 58 percent increase in heat transfer. When projected to a full size 15K combustor, it becomes a 46 percent increase. The results of those tests, a comparison with previous 2-d results, the effects of mixture ratio and combustion gas flow on the ribs and the potential ramifications for expander cycle combustors are detailed.

Brown, William S.

1991-01-01

182

Societal and economic valuation of technology-transfer deals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The industrial adoption of concepts such as open innovation brings new legitimacy to activities technology-transfer professionals have conducted for over 20 years. This movement highlights the need for an increased understanding of the valuation of intellectual property (IP) and technology-transfer deals. Valuation, though a centerpiece of corporate finance, is more challenging when applied to the inherent uncertainty surrounding innovation. Technology-transfer professionals are often overwhelmed by the complexity and data requirements of valuation techniques and skeptical of their applicability to and utility for technology transfer. The market longs for an approach which bridges the gap between valuation fundamentals and technology-transfer realities. This paper presents the foundations of a simple, flexible, precise/accurate, and useful framework for considering the valuation of technology-transfer deals. The approach is predicated on a 12-factor model—a 3×4 value matrix predicated on categories of economic, societal, and strategic value. Each of these three categories consists of three core subcategories followed by a fourth "other" category to facilitate inevitable special considerations. This 12-factor value matrix provides a framework for harvesting data during deals and for the application of best-of-breed valuation techniques which can be employed on a per-factor basis. Future work will include framework implementation within a database platform.

Holmes, Joseph S., Jr.

2009-09-01

183

Technology Transfer--Bridging Space and Society. The Students of the Technology Transfer Design Project Team (ISU Summer Session 1997).  

PubMed

Strategies, policies and methods by which technologies can he cross-fertilized between the space and non-space sectors were examined by students of the design project "Technology Transfer--Bridging Space and Society". This project was undertaken by students attending the 1997 10th Anniversary Summer Session Program of the International Space University. General issues relating to transfer of technology were discussed including definitions and mechanisms (push, pull, interactive and pro-active). As well as looking at case studies and the impact of national policies on space agencies, the design project also sought to look at technology transfer on a country-by-country basis, selecting various countries for scrutiny and reporting on their technology transfer status. The project report shows how transfer of technology varies between nations and when analyzed with the case studies identifies the general strategies, policies and methods in use and how they can he improved. Finally, the report seeks to recommend certain issues to governments, space agencies and industrial organizations to facilitate the transfer of technology. These include the development of a generic metrics system and the implementation of better appropriate procedures and mechanisms for a positive diffusion process between space and non-space sectors. PMID:11541148

1997-01-01

184

Technology transfer and evaluation for Space Station telerobotics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The international space station (SS) must take advantage of advanced telerobotics in order to maximize productivity and safety and to reduce maintenance costs. The Automation and Robotics Division at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has designed, developed, and constructed the Automated Robotics Maintenance of Space Station (ARMSS) facility for the purpose of transferring and evaluating robotic technology that will reduce SS operation costs. Additionally, JSC had developed a process for expediting the transfer of technology from NASA research centers and evaluating these technologies in SS applications. Software and hardware system developed at the research centers and NASA sponsored universities are currently being transferred to JSC and integrated into the ARMSS for flight crew personnel testing. These technologies will be assessed relative to the SS baseline, and, after refinements, those technologies that provide significant performance improvements will be recommended as upgrades to the SS. Proximity sensors, vision algorithms, and manipulator controllers are among the systems scheduled for evaluation.

Price, Charles R.; Stokes, Lebarian; Diftler, Myron A.

1994-01-01

185

MODELING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROCESS: PROPOSITION OF A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE OBSERVATION APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology transfer is well recognized as one of th e most critical factors to enhance innovative capab ilities within firms. Technology transfer results from actions taken by v arious actors and organizations. One obstacle is: w hen the transfer emerges the participants don't label it as technology transfer. This paper presents a comprehensive literature ana lysis about technology transfer factors

H. KOOLI-CHAABANE; M. CAMARGO; V. BOLY; B. YANNOU

186

Technology transfer in pharmaceuticals. (Latest citations from the Biobusiness data base). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in pharmaceuticals. Topics include technology transfer in pharmaceutical research, production, and manufacture. Technology transfer using genetic engineering to develop pharmaceuticals and vaccines is described. University-to-industry technology transfer and transfer to developing nations are also discussed. (Contains a minimum of 53 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1992-10-01

187

Applications of aerospace technology in industry, a technology transfer profile: Lubrication  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology transfer in the lubrication field is discussed in terms of the movement of NASA-generated lubrication technology into the private sector as affected by evolving industrial requirements. An overview of the field is presented, and NASA technical contributions to lubrication technology are described. Specific examples in which these technologies have been used in the private sector are summarized.

Kottenstette, J. P.; Freeman, J. E.; Heins, C. R.; Hildred, W. M.; Johnson, F. D.; Staskin, E. R.

1971-01-01

188

Methodology of an independent technology-transfer organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today economic growth depends heavily upon the competency of organizations to implement new ideas for improving their competitiveness.(1) However, the difficulty of evaluating embryonic inventions impedes industry's ability to estimate the risks and rewards of resource allocation for development of nascent technologies. Research Corporation Technologies employs a rigorous methodology to minimize risk while maximizing return in transferring inventions from academe

Eugene R. Cochran

1993-01-01

189

Improve the university technology transfer: Factors and framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovation has been more accepted by many countries as a driver for socioeconomic development. National economic success is ever more determined by a country's effectiveness in mobilizing and utilizing knowledge. University technology transfer activities are increasingly important as a source of regional economic development and revenue for the university. This study presents an analysis of the factors influencing the technology

Jin-fu Wang; Hong rui Cao

2010-01-01

190

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, R&D INTENSITY AND HUMAN CAPITAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines whether technology transfer, research intensity, human capital and the abilities to absorb foreign technology help explain cross-country differences in productivity growth. The data examined composes a panel of 55 sample countries including 23 OECD and 32 developing economies over the period 1970-2004. Our results show that TFP growth in both OECD and developing countries is positively affected

Jakob B. Madsen; James B. Ang

191

International Technology Transfer by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to summarize the key issues involved in the international transfer of technology by small and medium-sized enterprises. All the evidence suggests that small and medium-sized enerprises will not, in aggregate, be the major suppliers and transferrers of technology in the world economy, but they can fill crucial niche roles. The success of these niche roles will be

Peter J. Buckley

1997-01-01

192

OAST space research and technology applications: Technology transfer successes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ultimate measure of success in the Space Research and Technology Program is the incorporation of a technology into an operational mission. Charts are presented that describe technology products which OAST has helped support that (1) have been used in a space mission, (2) have been incorporated into the baseline design of a flight system in the development phase, or (3) have been picked up by a commercial or other non-NASA user. We hope that these examples will demonstrate the value of investment in technology. Pictured on the charts are illustrations of the technology product, the mission or user which has incorporated the technology, and where appropriate, results from the mission itself.

Reck, Gregory M.

1992-01-01

193

Technology transfer and international development: Materials and manufacturing technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Policy oriented studies on technological development in several relatively advanced developing countries were conducted. Priority sectors defined in terms of technological sophistication, capital intensity, value added, and export potential were studied in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, and Korea. The development of technological policy alternatives for the sponsoring country is assessed. Much emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamics of the sectors through structured interviews with a large sample of firms in the leading manufacturing and materials processing sectors.

1982-01-01

194

Technology transfer in the NASA Ames Advanced Life Support Division  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper summarizes a representative set of technology transfer activities which are currently underway in the Advanced Life Support Division of the Ames Research Center. Five specific NASA-funded research or technology development projects are synopsized that are resulting in transfer of technology in one or more of four main 'arenas:' (1) intra-NASA, (2) intra-Federal, (3) NASA - aerospace industry, and (4) aerospace industry - broader economy. Each project is summarized as a case history, specific issues are identified, and recommendations are formulated based on the lessons learned as a result of each project.

Connell, Kathleen; Schlater, Nelson; Bilardo, Vincent; Masson, Paul

1992-01-01

195

Technology transfer of military space microprocessor developments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past 13 years the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has led the development of microprocessors and computers for USAF space and strategic missile applications. As a result of these Air Force development programs, advanced computer technology is available for use by civil and commercial space customers as well. The Generic VHSIC Spaceborne Computer (GVSC) program began in 1985

C. Gorden; D. King; L. Byington; D. Lanza

1999-01-01

196

Technology Transfer Center | Sample IP Plan  

Cancer.gov

As applicant's investigator is the lead principal investigator for this project, the institutions represented by applicant's team members have agreed that applicant through its technology licensing office ("TLO") will coordinate patenting and licensing activities relating to inventions arising out of this project either directly or through an intellectual property management firm.

197

Geothermal Reservoir Well Stimulation Program: technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

To assess the stimulation technology developed in the oil and gas industry as to its applicability to the problems of geothermal well stimulation, a literature search was performed through on-line computer systems. Also, field records of well stimulation programs that have worked successfully were obtained from oil and gas operators and service companies. The results of these surveys are presented. (MHR)

Not Available

1980-05-01

198

Technology transfer between basic research and industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pure science-driven incentives and applied industrial and technology policy have seldom produced significant synergy. The demarcation between basic and applied research is still valid, yet from the industrial and macro-economic point of view this classification has become obsolete and the pursuit towards common welfare should be prioritized.This paper studies what steps should be taken in a large-scale basic research centre

Ari-Pekka Hameri

1996-01-01

199

Patent analysis for promoting technology transfer in multi-technology industries: the Korean aerospace industry case  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing importance of technology, the efficiency of R&D investment is becoming a critical factor to an organisation’s\\u000a success. As a result, many studies have carried out to create useful information to support various decision-makings faced\\u000a during R&D planning but few efforts were made to discuss technology transferability in creating the information. Technology\\u000a transferability can be an important factor

Sungjoo Lee; Sora Lee

2012-01-01

200

Building technology transfer meetings: A collaborative model for transferring DOE research results to potential users  

SciTech Connect

Transferring the technology and results from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored building energy research to potential users is a critical part of DOE`s successful research programs. To assist in this transfer of information and technologies, the DOE Office of Building Technologies (OBT) has established Building Technology Transfer Meetings that are held twice each year at one of the 10 DOE Regional Support Offices. Meeting participants include DOE personnel and representatives from each of the national laboratories involved in OBT buildings energy research as well as representatives from the DOE Regional Support Offices and other agencies involved in the buildings sector. Since 1991, OBT has held five meetings: Washington D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Oak Ridge, and Seattle. The purpose of these meetings is twofold: (1) for DOE to share information about such topics as new research results, new technologies, and new ways to collaborate with industry and universities to leverage resources; and (2) for the participants to use this information within their region to accelerate the transfer and deployment of new energy-efficient building technologies. The meetings include presentations, demonstrations, and tours. The meetings have provided an excellent opportunity for staff from the Regional Support Offices to learn about new technologies through their interactions with OBT and national laboratory program managers. Meeting tours and demonstrations have provided beneficial opportunities to get hands-on experience with new technologies and to see them in practice.

Shankle, D.L.; Hawkins, D.M. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Love, P.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Wilde, G.M. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1994-08-01

201

Private sector technology transfer. Final report. [Federal Laboratory Consortium  

SciTech Connect

It was the purpose of this project to design and operate a service within the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce which could represent the private sector in the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) technology-transfer process. It was also the purpose of this project to experimentally demonstrate the value of technology transfer and utilization to the private sector and small-business community. The basic premise of the Technology Action Center (TAC) is that successful technology transfer requires active participation on the part of both the technology supplier and user. The technology suppliers within the Federal government are represented by the FLC. The TAC is designed to effectively represent the potential user of Federally developed technology. The Chamber of Commerce was chosen as a sponsoring agency to achieve economy of scale as well as to eliminate any chance of providing an unfair advantage to individual firms concerning the utilization of government-developed technology. The project was initiated in the summer of 1978 and has been in operation since that time. The results of the TAC's efforts have been mixed. When specific requests have been received by the TAC Coordinator, the process has worked well and the potential user has been happy with the results. The single most-apparent failure of the project has been its inability to develop a sustained increase in User Demand which is essential to the TAC's success. Project description, status, and evaluation are presented briefly, followed by conclusions and recommendations.

Not Available

1981-01-01

202

The advent of biotechnology and technology transfer in agriculture  

SciTech Connect

One of the keys to the success of American agriculture has been continuous waves of innovation, starting with mechanical innovations in the nineteenth century and continuing into the present with chemical and biological innovations (modern fertilizers and pesticides, high yield varieties of corn and wheat). Technological success resulted not only from new discoveries, but also from the capacity to translate new knowledge into practical innovations. Innovations helped generate an industrial infrastructure capable of both producing the new technology cheaply and effectively, and building a marketing and education network for its diffusion. The capacity for quick transfer of technology from the source of knowledge (universities) to technology producers (industry) and users (farmers) has been instrumental in the technological progress of agriculture. Mechanisms for technology transfer have changed over time as the nature of agriculture and the new technologies has changed. At present agriculture faces a new wave of technological innovation associated with biotechnology and genetic engineering. This paper investigates so that institutions can efficiently accommodate the transfer of new knowledge for biotechnology in agriculture.

Postlewait, A.; Zilberman, D. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Parker, D.D.

1993-05-01

203

A case study of technology transfer: Cardiology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research advancements in cardiology instrumentation and techniques are summarized. Emphasis is placed upon the following techniques: (1) development of electrodes which show good skin compatibility and wearer comfort; (2) contourography - a real time display system for showing the results of EKGs; (3) detection of arteriosclerosis by digital computer processing of X-ray photos; (4) automated, noninvasive systems for blood pressure measurement; (5) ultrasonoscope - a noninvasive device for use in diagnosis of aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve disease; and (6) rechargable cardiac pacemakers. The formation of a biomedical applications team which is an interdisciplinary team to bridge the gap between the developers and users of technology is described.

Schafer, G.

1974-01-01

204

Direct DNA transfer using electric discharge particle acceleration (ACCELL™ technology)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Direct DNA transfer methods based on particle bombardment have revolutionized plant genetic engineering. Major agronomic crops\\u000a previously considered recalcitrant to gene transfer have been engineered using variations of this technology. In many cases\\u000a variety-independent and efficient transformation methods have been developed enabling application of molecular biology techniques\\u000a to crop improvement. The focus of this article is the development and performance

Dennis McCabe; Paul Christou

1993-01-01

205

Technology transfer of NASA microwave remote sensing system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Viable techniques for effecting the transfer from NASA to a user agency of state-of-the-art airborne microwave remote sensing technology for oceanographic applications were studied. A detailed analysis of potential users, their needs and priorities; platform options; airborne microwave instrument candidates; ancillary instrumentation; and other, less obvious factors that must be considered were studied. Conclusions and recommendations for the development of an orderly and effective technology transfer of an airborne microwave system that could meet the specific needs of the selected user agencies are reported.

Akey, N. D.

1981-01-01

206

Technology transfer into the solid propulsion industry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper is a survey of the waste minimization efforts of industries outside of aerospace for possible applications in the manufacture of solid rocket motors (SRM) for NASA. The Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) manufacturing plan was used as the model for processes involved in the production of an SRM. A literature search was conducted to determine the recycling, waste minimization, and waste treatment methods used in the commercial sector that might find application in SRM production. Manufacturers, trade organizations, and professional associations were also contacted. Waste minimization efforts for current processes and replacement technologies, which might reduce the amount or severity of the wastes generated in SRM production, were investigated. An overview of the results of this effort are presented in this paper.

Campbell, Ralph L.; Thomson, Lawrence J.

1995-01-01

207

Control of Technology Transfer at JPL  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Controlled Technology: 1) Design: preliminary or critical design data, schematics, technical flow charts, SNV code/diagnostics, logic flow diagrams, wirelist, ICDs, detailed specifications or requirements. 2) Development: constraints, computations, configurations, technical analyses, acceptance criteria, anomaly resolution, detailed test plans, detailed technical proposals. 3) Production: process or how-to: assemble, operated, repair, maintain, modify. 4) Manufacturing: technical instructions, specific parts, specific materials, specific qualities, specific processes, specific flow. 5) Operations: how-to operate, contingency or standard operating plans, Ops handbooks. 6) Repair: repair instructions, troubleshooting schemes, detailed schematics. 7) Test: specific procedures, data, analysis, detailed test plan and retest plans, detailed anomaly resolutions, detailed failure causes and corrective actions, troubleshooting, trended test data, flight readiness data. 8) Maintenance: maintenance schedules and plans, methods for regular upkeep, overhaul instructions. 9) Modification: modification instructions, upgrades kit parts, including software

Oliver, Ronald

2006-01-01

208

Technology transfer of small-scale energy technologies in the US Pacific Territories  

SciTech Connect

From 1977 to 1981 the Department of Energy has awarded 32 grants for small-scale energy projects in the US Pacific Territories. A critical issue with these projects has been transferring the technology within the community once the project has been completed. Certain projects are more successful at this than others. There are elements common to projects which are the most successful in this regard. In addition, there appear to be five different types of technology transfer processes. This paper identifies these processes, illustrates each with a case study, and points out the common elements. Perhaps this information can be used when designing other projects to facilitate technology transfer in developing countries.

Case, C.W.

1982-01-01

209

Technology transfer: Solar power and distributed rural electrification  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to assess and transfer a high efficiency multi-junction photovoltaic technology developed at the National Renewable Energy Lab to a startup venture. The multi-junction cell will be located at the focal point of a parabolic reflector integrated into a small solar tracking system. This technology is a rooftop satellite-dish-sized reflector that will track the sun,

Stephen W. Jordan; Tugrul Daim

2011-01-01

210

Evaluation of technology transfer strategy of petrochemical process  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present technology transfer strategy of petrochemical process to Iranian industries. Petrochemical industries\\u000a import requested technology by some known strategies such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Licensing, Joint Venture (JV),\\u000a Turn-key, Reverse Engineering (RE) and Research & Development (RD). The strengths and weaknesses of each strategy was evaluated\\u000a according to our situation and condition. In first step,

Ali Mohaghar; Abbas Monawarian; Hamid Raassed

211

Technology transfer from NASA to targeted industries, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This volume contains the following materials to support Volume 1: (1) Survey of Metal Fabrication Industry in Alabama; (2) Survey of Electronics Manufacturing/Assembly Industry in Alabama; (3) Apparel Modular Manufacturing Simulators; (4) Synopsis of a Stereolithography Project; (5) Transferring Modular Manufacturing Technology to an Apparel Firm; (6) Letters of Support; (7) Fact Sheets; (8) Publications; and (9) One Stop Access to NASA Technology Brochure.

Mccain, Wayne; Schroer, Bernard J.; Souder, William E.; Spann, Mary S.; Watters, Harry; Ziemke, M. Carl

1993-01-01

212

AN ANALYSIS OF THE MAJOR ISSUES FOR SUCCESSFUL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN ARAB COUNTRIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transfer of enabling technology such as Information Technology (IT) has become a vital component of successful countries looking for technological innovation and techno-economic development nowadays. However, in the history of technology transfer in Arab countries, it is probably true that there has been more failure and disappointment than satisfaction and success in achieving the expected results from the technology transfer

Jeffrey Soar; Zahirul Hoque

2008-01-01

213

IBI's (International Bureau for Informatics) Role in the International Transfer of Informatics Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Informatics Technology transfer process has specific characteristics which are additional to the general aspects of technology transfer problems. Current scientific and technical progress attributes a key role to technology, in its various fields, for...

L. C. Avolio

1982-01-01

214

Technology Transfer from Sandia National Laboratories and Technology Commercialization by MODE/Emcore.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study describes a success in technology transfer out of Sandia National Laboratories that resulted in commercialization supporting both the laboratories' national security mission and economic development. This case exemplifies how the process o...

K. S. Clark Romig G. Andranovich

2001-01-01

215

Issues in the Transfer of Instructional Technology between Nations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the assumption that educational technology transfers are vital to the continuing growth of all nations and that the issues connected with this activity are large and complex, this discussion addresses five major problems associated with international educational exchange: (1) inadequate understanding of the problem to be solved by…

Clark, Richard E.

216

Federal Technology Transfer Directory of Programs, Resources, Contact Points.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory brings together in one volume an index of the programs, resources, and contact points at the federal level which can be drawn on in achieving transfer of technology and knowledge. The document shows the extent to which federal commitment has brought results of research and development investment to effective application throughout…

Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, DC. Committee on Domestic Technology Transfer.

217

Technology transfer: A cooperative agreement and success story  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and Envirocare of Utah, Inc., wherein the former transferred macroencapsulative technology to the latter for purposes of demonstrating commercialization of treatment and disposal of 225, 000 Kg of radioactive lead stored at departmental installations.

H. W. Reno; K. McNeel; A. T. Armstrong; J. K. Vance

1996-01-01

218

Technology transfer: A cooperative agreement and success story  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and Envirocare of Utah, Inc., wherein the former transferred macroencapsulative technology to the latter for purposes of demonstrating commercialization of treatment and disposal of 225, 000 Kg of radioactive lead stored at departmental installations.

Reno, H.W.; McNeel, K. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Armstrong, A.T. [USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Vance, J.K. [Envirocare of Utah, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT (UNited States)

1996-08-01

219

Materials sciences: Federal policies, research and technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book reviews current federal policy, research, and technology transfer in the area of materials sciences. The U.S. has considerable involvement and funding in materials sciences, along with the capabilities and facilities to make tremendous progress in the next decade. However, effective federal policies and regulations will be needed to minimize the impacts of minerals and materials shortages, and the

1987-01-01

220

Remote sensing education in NASA's technology transfer program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Remote sensing is a principal focus of NASA's technology transfer program activity with major attention to remote sensing education the Regional Program and the University Applications Program. Relevant activities over the past five years are reviewed and perspective on future directions is presented.

Weinstein, R. H.

1981-01-01

221

Examining the appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to address the appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer based on the extant literature reviews and the structured survey data in Jiangsu, Henan and Xinjiang, China. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Structured survey followed by a correlation analysis with the CORREL function in Excel. Findings – This paper describes a structured survey undertaken in Jiangsu Province, Henan Province

Richard Li-Hua

2006-01-01

222

Technology Transfer and the Early Development of Soviet Computers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examines the early development of computers in the Soviet Union, as well as the part that technology transfer from the West has played in that development. It outlines the conditions under which the first computers evolved, in both the East and...

D. L. Burghart

1988-01-01

223

University-Industry Technology Transfer in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the modern knowledge economy, higher educational institutions are being required to deal with commercialising the results of their research, spinning out knowledge-based enterprises and facilitating technology transfer between their research centres and industrial firms. The universities are undergoing changes in institutional and…

Poon, Patrick S.; Chan, Kan S.

2007-01-01

224

University-Business Links Are About More Than Technology Transfers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary In the battle for new ideas, many businesses gain valuable insights and new research from their links with universities. Business parks, academic consultants and technology transfers, for example, all play a part in helping businesses compete. But what determines which universities link with a particular business? And what ensures that a corporation gets the ideas and knowledge that add

Michael Kitson

225

Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cast Metals Coalition (CMC) partnership program was funded to ensure that the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) metalcasting research and development (R&D) projects are successfully deployed into industry. Specifically, the CMC program coordinated the transfer and deployment of energy saving technologies and process improvements developed under separately funded DOE programs and projects into industry. The transition of

Gwyn

2009-01-01

226

Rocket engine heat transfer and material technology for commercial applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Liquid fueled rocket engine combustion, heat transfer, and material technology have been utilized in the design and development of compact combustion and heat exchange equipment intended for application in the commercial field. An initial application of the concepts to the design of a compact steam generator to be utilized by electrical utilities for the production of peaking power is described.

Hiltabiddle, J.; Campbell, J.

1974-01-01

227

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PRODUCTS FOR THE EPA EMPACT PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

A presentation was given for a National Satellite Broadcast on the development of technology transfer handbooks for the EMPACT program. These handbooks help spread the knowledge and experience developed from the EMPACT projects. Handbooks are being prepared for every fully implem...

228

Joint development research and technology transfer for AC traction drives  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1991, an agreement was signed between the University of Central Queensland and Queensland Rail for joint development research and technology transfer on a three phase asynchronous motor drive suitable for electric traction vehicle (AC Traction Drive Project). The aim of this project is to develop a program of continuing education based on the design, simulation, analysis and prototype construction

W. Oghanna; B. Stephens

1994-01-01

229

Research in space commercialization, technology transfer, and communications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research and internship programs in technology transfer, space commercialization, and information and communications policy are described. The intern's activities are reviewed. On-campus research involved work on the costs of conventional telephone technology in rural areas, an investigation of the lag between the start of a research and development project and the development of new technology, using NASA patent and patent waiver data, studies of the financial impact and economic prospects of a space operation center, a study of the accuracy of expert forecasts of uncertain quantities and a report on frequency coordination in the fixed and fixed satellite services at 4 and 6 GHz.

1982-01-01

230

Biomedical technology transfer: Applications of NASA science and technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The major efforts of the Stanford Biomedical Applications Team Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine for the period from October 1, 1975 to September 31, 1976 are covered. A completed EMG biotelemetry system which monitors the physiological signals of man and animals in space related research is discussed. The results of a pilot study involving lower body negative pressure testing in cardiac patients has been completed as well as the design and construction of a new leg negative pressure unit for evaluating heart patients. This technology utilizes vacuum chambers to stress the cardiovascular system during space flight. Laboratory tests of an intracranial pressure transducer, have been conducted. Extremely stable long term data using capacative pressure sensors has lead to the order of commercially manufactured monitoring systems base. Projects involving commercialization are: flexible medical electrodes, an echocardioscope, a miniature biotelemetry system, and an on-line ventricular contour detector.

1976-01-01

231

Technology transfer as technological learning: a source of competitive advantage for firms with limited R&D resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this article is to answer why and how firms in developing countries with limited R&D resources can gain sustainable competitive advantage through technology transfer (TT). Successful firms are those that can accumulate competence through internal technological learning after transferring technologies from external technology sources. Organizational intelligence, firm specificity of technology, and causal ambiguity are identified as three

Bou-Wen Lin

2003-01-01

232

Technology transfer personnel exchange at the Boeing Company  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the exchange was to transfer Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) technology and expertise in advanced ceramic fabric composites (ACFC) to the Boeing Defense Space Group (Boeing Aerospace). Boeing Aerospace was especially interested in applying PNL-developed ACFC technology to its current and future spacecraft and space missions. Boeing has on-going independent research and development (R D) programs on advanced radiators and heat pipes, therefore, PNL research in ceramic fabric heat pipes was of particular interest to Boeing. Thus, this exchange assisted in the transfer of PNL's ACFC heat pipe technology and other, related research capabilities to private industrial application. The project was proposed as an initial step in building a long-term collaborative relationship between Boeing and PNL that may result in future Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and/or other types of collaborative efforts.

Antoniak, Z.I.

1993-03-01

233

Technology transfer personnel exchange at the Boeing Company  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the exchange was to transfer Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) technology and expertise in advanced ceramic fabric composites (ACFC) to the Boeing Defense & Space Group (Boeing Aerospace). Boeing Aerospace was especially interested in applying PNL-developed ACFC technology to its current and future spacecraft and space missions. Boeing has on-going independent research and development (R&D) programs on advanced radiators and heat pipes, therefore, PNL research in ceramic fabric heat pipes was of particular interest to Boeing. Thus, this exchange assisted in the transfer of PNL`s ACFC heat pipe technology and other, related research capabilities to private industrial application. The project was proposed as an initial step in building a long-term collaborative relationship between Boeing and PNL that may result in future Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and/or other types of collaborative efforts.

Antoniak, Z.I.

1993-03-01

234

Nanolitre-scale crystallization using acoustic liquid-transfer technology  

PubMed Central

Focused acoustic energy allows accurate and precise liquid transfer on scales from picolitre to microlitre volumes. This technology was applied in protein crystallization, successfully transferring a diverse set of proteins as well as hundreds of precipitant solutions from custom and commercial crystallization screens and achieving crystallization in drop volumes as small as 20?nl. Only higher concentrations (>50%) of 2-­methyl-2,4-pentanediol (MPD) appeared to be systematically problematic in delivery. The acoustic technology was implemented in a workflow, successfully reproducing active crystallization systems and leading to the discovery of crystallization conditions for previously uncharacterized proteins. The technology offers compelling advantages in low-nanolitre crystallization trials by providing significant reagent savings and presenting seamless scalability for those crystals that require larger volume optimization experiments using the same vapor-diffusion format.

Villasenor, Armando G.; Wong, April; Shao, Ada; Garg, Ankur; Donohue, Timothy J.; Kuglstatter, Andreas; Harris, Seth F.

2012-01-01

235

Technology Transfer, Reaching the Market for Geopressured-Geothermal Resources  

SciTech Connect

Technology transfer to the industrial sector for geopressured-geothermal technology has included diverse strategies, with successes and obstacles or roadblocks. Numerical data are tabulated in terms of response to the various strategies. Strategy categories include the following: feasibility studies and reports, consortium activities and proceedings, the Geothermal Resource Council, national and international meetings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, other societal and organizational meetings, and conferences, Department of Energy solicitation of interest in the Commerce Business Daily, industry peer review panels, and the Secretary's Technology Initiative. Additionally, the potential of a 12-page color brochure on the geopressured-geothermal resource, workshops, and cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) is discussed. In conclusion, what is the best way to reach the market and what is the winning combination? All of the above strategies contribute to technology transfer and are needed in some combination for the desired success. The most successful strategy activities for bringing in the interest of the largest number of industries and the independents are the consortium meetings, one-on-one telephone calling, and consortium proceedings with information service followup. the most successful strategy activities for bringing in the interest and participation of ''majors'' are national and international peer reviewed papers at internationally recognized industry-related society meetings, and on-call presentations to specific companies. Why? Because quality is insured, major filtering has already taken place, and the integrity of the showcase is established. Thus, the focused strategy is reduced to a target of numbers (general public/minors/independents) versus quality (majors). The numerical results of the activities reflecting four years of technology transfer following the 15 year lead in the early phases of geopressured-geothermal program under the leadership of Dr. Myron Dorfman, reflect a dynamic surveying of what works in technology transfer with industry in the area of geopressured-geothermal resources. The identified obstacles can be removed and future efforts can benefit by this cataloging and discussion of results.

Wys, J. Negus-de

1992-03-24

236

NASA - Johnson Space Center: Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Johnson Technology Commercialization Center (JTCC) opened in 1993 and is located close to the Johnson Space Center. The JTCC is funded by a grant from NASA and is managed by the IC2 Institute, an international research center for the study of Innovation, Creativity and Capital (ICC) at the University of Texas at Austin. Among its credits, the IC2 Institute manages the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a recognized resource for the development of emerging technology companies a model for JTCC. The IC2 introduced a a laboratory-to-market approach, utilized by JTCC, which takes technology output from JSC and matches it with accomplished business and financial partners in the local community. The final transfer can be the result of either of two primary methods, "Small Business Incubator Services" and technology licensing.

1997-01-01

237

Can CDM bring technology transfer to China?—An empirical study of technology transfer in China’s CDM projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

China has undertaken the greatest number of projects and reported the largest emission reductions on the global clean development mechanism (CDM) market. As technology transfer (TT) was designed to play a key role for Annex II countries in achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions, this study examines various factors that have affected CDM and TT in China. The proportion of total

Bo Wang

2010-01-01

238

Heat Transfer Enhancement - The Maturing of Second-Generation Heat Transfer Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is basically the text of the Kern Lecture for 1991 (the 1990 Kern Award). The paper begins with some remarks about Dr. Kern. By way of introduction to heat transfer enhancement, historical notes and the evolution of literature in this area are presented. Comments are made about the increasing practical applications of enhancement technology. Developments in single-phase convection

ARTHUR E. BERGLES

1997-01-01

239

Applications of multimedia technology on autonomous flying robots for university technology transfer projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the wide range of potential applications of multimedia technology in autonomous flying robots in technology transfer projects between universities and industry. In particular it describes the current status in industry and science, and depicts their potential in strengthening the links between universities and industry.

Schön, Stefan; Band, Ricardo; Pleban, Johann-Sebastian; Creutzburg, Reiner; Fischer, Arno

2013-03-01

240

Role of Information Technology Consultancy in the Transfer of Information Technology to Production and Service Organizations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The aim of the study is to investigate and assess the role of information Technology Consultancy (ITC) in the current process of innovation diffusion and technology transfer. The paper first defines ITC as an independent activity and points out its specif...

F. Moulaert F. Martinelli F. Djellal

1990-01-01

241

Technology transfer: federal legislation that helps businesses and universities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1980, Congress enacted the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act to encourage federal laboratories to `spin off' their technology to industry, universities, and state and local governments. The law reflected Congressional concern for the economic well-being of the nation and the need for the United States to maintain its technological superiority. Almost half the nation's research is conducted in federal laboratories. Other legislation, the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 and the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984, was followed by the Technology Transfer Act of 1986 that strengthened and consolidated policy concerning the technology transfer responsibilities of the federal labs. The law allows the labs to directly license their patents and permits the issuance of exclusive licenses. It allows the labs to enter into cooperative research and development agreements with industry, universities, and state and local governments. It institutionalized the Federal Laboratory consortium which, to that point in time, had been a formal but largely unrecognized body. Under the provisions of the law, the United States Air Force Rome Laboratory located in Rome, New York, as the Air Force lead laboratory in photonics research entered into an agreement with the Governor of the State of New York to collaborate in photonics research and development. Subsequent to that agreement, the state established the not-for-profit New York State Photonics Development Corporation in Rome to facilitate business access to Rome Laboratory's photonics research facilities and technologies. Rome Laboratory's photonics research and development program is described in this paper. The Technology Transfer Act of 1986 is summarized, and the roles and missions of the New York State Photonics Development Corporation is explained.

Oaks, Bill G.

1992-05-01

242

Tech transfer outreach. An informal proceedings of the first technology transfer/communications conference  

SciTech Connect

This document provides an informal summary of the conference workshop sessions. ``Tech Transfer Outreach!`` was originally designed as an opportunity for national laboratory communications and technology transfer staff to become better acquainted and to discuss matters of mutual interest. When DOE field office personnel asked if they could attend, and then when one of our keynote speakers became a participant in the discussions, the actual event grew in importance. The conference participants--the laboratories and DOE representatives from across the nation--worked to brainstorm ideas. Their objective: identify ways to cooperate for effective (and cost-effective) technology transfer outreach. Thus, this proceedings is truly a product of ten national laboratories and DOE, working together. It candidly presents the discussion of issues and the ideas generated by each working group. The issues and recommendations are a consensus of their views.

Liebetrau, S. [ed.

1992-10-01

243

Technology transfer in agriculture. (Latest citations from the Biobusiness database). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in agriculture. Topics include applications of technology transfer in aquaculture, forestry, soil maintenance, agricultural pollution, agricultural biotechnology, and control of disease and insect pests. Use of computer technology in agriculture and technology transfers to developing countries are discussed. (Contains a minimum of 235 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

NONE

1995-02-01

244

Technology transfer in agriculture. (Latest citations from the Biobusiness data base). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in agriculture. Topics include applications of technology transfer in aquaculture, forestry, soil maintenance, agricultural pollution, agricultural biotechnology, and control of disease and insect pests. Use of computer technology in agriculture and technology transfers to developing countries are discussed. (Contains a minimum of 178 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1992-10-01

245

BMDO: New Mexico Technology Transfer Demonstration Project. Interim final report  

SciTech Connect

The BMDO-New Mexico Technology Transfer Demonstration Project(BMDO-NM) was a collaborative effort among the national laboratories to identify and evaluate the commercial potential of selected SDI-funded technologies. The project was funded by BMDO (formerly known as the Strategic Defense Initiative Office or SDIO), the Technology Enterprise Division (NM-TED) of the NM Economic Development Division, and the three National Laboratories. The project was managed and supervised by SAGE Management Partners of Albuquerque, and project funding was administered through the University of New Mexico. The BMDO-NM Demonstration Project focused on the development of a process to assist technology developers in the evaluation of selected BMDO technology programs so that commercialization decisions can be made in an accelerated manner. The project brought together BMDO, the NM-TED, the University of New Mexico, and three New Mexico Federal laboratories -- Los Alamos (DOE), Phillips (DOD) and Sandia (DOE). Each national laboratory actively participated throughout the project through its technology transfer offices. New Mexico was selected as the site for the Demonstration Program because of its three national and federal research laboratories engaged in BMDO programs, and the existing relationship among state govemment, the labs, universities and local economic development and business assistance organizations. Subsequent Commercialization and Implementation phases for the selected technologies from LANL and SNL were completed by SAGE and the Project Team. Funding for those phases was provided by the individual labs as well as BMDO and NM-TED in kind services. NM-TED played a proactive role in this New Mexico partnership. Its mandate is to promote technology-based economic development, with a commitment to facilitate the use of technology by industry and business statewide. TED assumed the role of program manager and executing agent for BMDO in this demonstration project.

Not Available

1993-11-01

246

R and D consortium technology transfer: A study of shareholder technology strategy and organizational learning  

SciTech Connect

A multiple case-study design with replication logic was used to explore the organizational learning, technology strategy-making and technology-transfer processes in and among six shareholders and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC). Propositions formulated suggest that developing strategy for the consortium that complements the shareholders' technology strategy and transferring technology are complex, interactive learning processes. Interpretation is the key learning task. Shareholder representatives who participate in the strategy-formulation process at the consortium have to interpret the needs of a variety of people at all levels of the organization, from diverse backgrounds and functional specialties. Participation in the strategy formulation process requires shareholder representatives to interpret the evolution of the technologies under development in light of their organizations' business strategies. Additionally, they have to interpret the organizational context at the consortium.

Muir, N.K.

1991-01-01

247

The uncounted benefits: Federal efforts in domestic technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Organized technology transfer activities conducted by the agencies of the U.S. government are described. The focus is upon agency or departmental level activity rather than the laboratory level. None of the programs on which information was collected has been assessed or evaluated individually. However, the aggregate programs of the government have been judged in terms of obvious gaps and opportunities for future improvement. An overview, descriptions of the various agency or department programs of technology transfer, a list of persons interviewed or consulted during the survey, and a bibliography of publications, reports and other material made available to the study staff are given. An extensive appendix of illustrative material collected from the various programs is also given.

Chapman, R. L.; Hirst, K.

1986-01-01

248

Future orbital transfer vehicle technology study. Volume 2: Technical report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Missions for future orbit transfer vehicles (1995-2010) are identified and the technology, operations and vehicle concepts that satisfy the transportation requirements are defined. Comparison of reusable space and ground based LO2/LH2 OTV's was made. Both vehicles used advanced space engines and aero assist capability. The SB OTV provided advantages in life cycle cost, performance and potential for improvement. Comparison of an all LO2/LH2 OTV fleet with a fleet of LO2/LH2 OTVs and electric OTV's was also made. The normal growth technology electric OTV used silicon cells with heavy shielding and argon ion thrusters. This provided a 23% advantage in total transportation cost. The impact of accelerated technology was considered in terms of improvements in performance and cost effectiveness. The accelerated technology electric vehicle used GaAs cells and annealing but did not result in the mixed fleet being any cheaper than an all LO2/LH2 OTV fleet. It is concluded that reusable LO2/LH2 OTV's can serve all general purpose cargo roles between LEO and GEO for the forseeable future. The most significant technology for the second generation vehicle would be space debris protection, on-orbit propellant storage and transfer and on-orbit maintenance capability.

Davis, E. E.

1982-01-01

249

Transferring federally-funded technologies: New strategies for success  

SciTech Connect

In almost every year of the post-war era, the federal government has spent more on research and development (R&D) than has US industry. These expenditures have been divided largely among the nation`s federal laboratories and universities and. contrary to widely held beliefs, devoted in greater measure to applied R&D than basic research. As pointed out by Salvador, this federally-funded research has resulted in the development of ``market/application oriented`` technology that, for the most part, has failed to reach the commercial marketplace. This report discusses new strategies for a more success technology transfer.

Stenehjem, E.J.

1993-02-01

250

Transferring federally-funded technologies: New strategies for success  

SciTech Connect

In almost every year of the post-war era, the federal government has spent more on research and development (R D) than has US industry. These expenditures have been divided largely among the nation's federal laboratories and universities and. contrary to widely held beliefs, devoted in greater measure to applied R D than basic research. As pointed out by Salvador, this federally-funded research has resulted in the development of market/application oriented'' technology that, for the most part, has failed to reach the commercial marketplace. This report discusses new strategies for a more success technology transfer.

Stenehjem, E.J.

1993-02-01

251

Bio-recognition and functional lipidomics by glycosphingolipid transfer technology.  

PubMed

Through glycosphingolipid biochemical research, we developed two types of transcription technologies. One is a biochemical transfer of glycosphingolipids to peptides. The other is a physicochemical transfer of glycosphingolipids in silica gel to the surface of a plastic membrane. Using the first technology, we could prepare peptides which mimic the shapes of glycosphingolipid molecules by biopanning with a phage-displayed peptide library and anti-glycosphingolipid antibodies as templates. The peptides thus obtained showed biological properties and functions similar to those of the original glycosphingolipids, such as lectin binding, glycosidase modulation, inhibition of tumor metastasis and immune response against the original antigen glycosphingolipid, and we named them glyco-replica peptides. The results showed that the newly prepared peptides could be used effectively as a bio-recognition system and suggest that the glyco-replica peptides can be widely applied to therapeutic fields. Using the second technology, we could establish a functional lipidomics with a thin-layer chromatography-blot/matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (TLC-Blot/MALDI-TOF MS) system. By transferring glycosphingolipids on a plastic membrane surface from a TLC plate, innovative biochemical approaches such as simple purification of individual glycosphingolipids, binding studies, and enzyme reactions could be developed. The combinations of these biochemical approaches and MALDI-TOF MS on the plastic membrane could provide new strategies for glycosphingolipid science and the field of lipidomics. In this review, typical applications of these two transfer technologies are introduced.(Communicated by Kunihiko SUZUKI, M.J.A.). PMID:23883610

Taki, Takao

2013-01-01

252

Technology transfer in the DOE Three Mile Island research programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a joint US government-nuclear power industry effort the Technical Information and Examination Program (TI and EP) for TMI-2 research was established because of the significance of the accident and subsequent events at the damaged nuclear plant. TI and EP research develops nuclear plant safety and accident-response information of value to the nuclear power industry. Effective technology transfer constitutes an

F. L. Meltzer; B. A. Ettinger

1982-01-01

253

Technology Parks, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation: the Case of Malaysia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Small and Medium Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to explore the views of key ICT stakeholders on the role of technology parks in promoting innovation via knowledge transfer. Many developed and developing countries use technology parks as an instrument to promote knowledge transfer and innovation. Policy makers incor- porate this idea into public policy for science and technology. The study observes that Malaysia's technology parks

Suhaimi Mhd Sarif; Yusof Ismail

2006-01-01

254

Midcourse Space Experiment Data Certification and Technology Transfer. Supplement 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville contributes to the Technical Management of the Midcourse Space Experiment Program, to the Certification of the Level 2 data produced by the Midcourse Space Experiment's suite of in-orbit imaging radiometers, imaging spectro-radiometers and an interferometer and to the Transfer of the Midcourse Space Experiment Technology to other Government Programs. The Technical Management of the Midcourse Space Experiment Program is expected to continue through out the spacecraft's useful life time. The Transfer of Midcourse Space Experiment Technology to other government elements is expected to be on a demand basis by the United States Government and other organizations. The University, of Alabama Huntsville' contribution specifically supports the Principal Investigator's Executive Committee, the Deputy Principal Investigator for Data Certification and Technology Transfer team, the nine Ultraviolet Visible Imagers and Spectrographic Imagers (UVISI) and the Pointing and Alignment of all eleven of the science instruments. The science instruments effectively cover the 0.1 to 28 micron spectral region. The Midcourse Space Experiment spacecraft, launched April 24, 1996, is expected to have a 5 year useful lifetime. The cryogenically cooled IR sensor, SPIRIT III, performed through February, 1997 when its cryogen expired. A pre-launch, ground based calibration of the instruments provided a basis for the pre-launch certification of the Level 2 data base these instruments produce. With the spacecraft in-orbit the certification of the instrument's Level 2 data base was extended to the in-orbit environment.

Pollock, David B.

1998-01-01

255

E-Beam—a new transfer system for isolator technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In every aseptic filling application, the sterile transfer of goods into the aseptic area is a challenge, and there are many different ways to do it. With isolator technology a higher sterility assurance level (SAL) is achieved. This SAL is only as good as the weakest segment in the chain of manufacturing. The transfer of goods into and out of the isolator is one of these critical segments. Today different techniques, some already well established, others still very new, are available on the market like: dry heat tunnel, autoclave, pulsed light, rapid transfer systems (RTP), H 2O 2 tunnel, UV light, etc. all these systems are either not applicable for continuous transfer, only good for heat-compatible materials like glass, or do not guarantee a 6 log spore reduction. E-Beam opens new perspectives in this field. With E-beam technology it is possible to transfer heat-sensitive (plastic), pre-sterilised materials at high speed, continuously into an aseptic area. E-Beam unifies three different technologies, that result in a very efficient and high-speed decontamination machine designed for the pharmaceutical industry. First, there is the electron beam that decontaminates the goods and an accurate shielding that protects the surrounding from this beam. Second, there is the conveyor system that guarantees the output and the correct exposure time underneath the beam. And third, there is the isolator interface to provide correct differential pressure and clean air inside the tunnel as well as the decontamination of the tunnel with H 2O 2 prior to production. The E-beam is a low-energy electron beam, capable of decontaminating any kind of surface. It penetrates only a few micrometers into the material and therefore does not deform the packaging media. Currently, machines are being built to transfer pre-sterilised syringes, packed in plastic tubs with a Tyvek cover into an aseptic filling isolator with the following data: decontamination efficiency of 10 6 (6 log spore reduction), decontamination speed of 6 tubs (600 syringes) per minute. This is just one of many applications for this new technology.

Sadat, Theo; Huber, Thomas

2002-03-01

256

76 FR 75543 - Missisquoi River Technologies; Missisquoi River Hydro LLC; Notice of Transfer of Exemption  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10172-038] Missisquoi River Technologies; Missisquoi River Hydro LLC; Notice of Transfer of...2011, Missisquoi River Technologies informed the Commission that...transferred to Missisquoi River Hydro LLC. The project is...

2011-12-02

257

Reverse knowledge and technology transfer: imbalances caused by cognitive barriers in asymmetric relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

An imbalance exists in almost any type of knowledge and technology transfer due to the information asymmetry of the relationship. However, this is especially the case for reverse technology and knowledge transfer which is epitomised for us by \\

Carla C. J. M. Millar; Chong Ju Choi

2009-01-01

258

Experimental System Design of Wireless Power Transfer Based on Witricity Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless power transfer based on witricity technology is a new technology which energy can be transferred via coupled magnetic resonances in the non- radiative near-field. In order to verify its feasibility, coupled mode theory and power transfer system structure was proposed in this paper. Based on these analysis, The wireless power transfer experimental device is designed. Experimental results shows that

Yang Li; Qingxin Yang; Haiyan Chen; Xian Zhang; Zhuo Yan

2011-01-01

259

Technology transfer. Determining industry needs: A guide for communities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Guide was developed in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and the following States: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, West Virginia. The economic welfare of individual communities is currently a matter of considerable interest. Concern for the position of US industry in the competitive world marketplace is a matter of growing concern as well. This 'guide' describes a process whereby communities may seize the opportunity to improve their own economic destiny. The method described involves linking the technology needs of existing industries to the technologies which are available from Federal Laboratories. Community technology transfer is an 'action possibility' which allows individual citizen groups to do something tangible to improve the economic climate of the places where they live and work. The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama is pledged to promote and encourage such efforts, and stands ready to help communities both large and small in that regard.

1993-01-01

260

An example of technological transfer to industry: the ``IMI'' project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several INFN Sections and Departments of Physics of Italian Universities have spent many man-years in the attempt to adapt detector and read-out technologies, originally developed in the field of High Energy Physics, to the domain of biomedical apparatuses. The research covered such areas as the exploitation of crystals for the production of monochromatic X-ray beams, the development of devices for efficient X-ray detection, the design of advanced VLSI electronics, the improvement of Position Sensitive Photomultiplier Tubes and crystals for Nuclear Medicine gamma-cameras. These studies have been integrated in the Integrated Mammographic Imaging (IMI) project, funded by the Italian Government through the law 46/82 (art.10) and is carried on by five high-technology industries in Italy, namely LABEN, CAEN, AMS, GILARDONI and POL.HI.TECH. We report on the status of this technological transfer project.

Stefanini, A.; Amendolia, S. R.; Annovazzi, A.; Baldelli, P.; Bigongiari, A.; Bisogni, M. G.; Catarsi, F.; Cetronio, A.; Chianella, M.; Cinti, M. N.; Delogu, P.; Fantacci, M. E.; Galimberti, D.; Gambaccini, M.; Gilardoni, C.; Iurlaro, G.; Lanzieri, C.; Meoni, M.; Novelli, M.; Pani, R.; Passuello, G.; Pellegrini, R.; Pieracci, M.; Quattrocchi, M.; Rosso, V.; Venturelli, L.

2004-02-01

261

Applications of aerospace technology in industry, a technology transfer profile: Contamination control  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The strong influence NASA-sponsored research has had on the development of solutions to difficult contamination problems is considered. The contamination control field is comprised of an industrial base, supplying the tools of control; a user base, adopting control techniques; and a technical base, expanding the concepts of control. Both formal and informal mechanisms used by NASA to communicate a variety of technical advances are reviewed and certain examples of the expansion of the user base through technology transfer are given. Issues related to transfer of NASA-generated contamination control technology are emphasized.

1971-01-01

262

Technology transfer to small manufacturers: A literature review. Final report  

SciTech Connect

In the past 25 years, significant changes have radically altered the competitive environment for U.S. manufacturers. Advances in technology are at the root of these changes. Economic well-being in the U.S. is in part a function of the competitiveness of its manufacturing sector. And competitiveness is in part a function of product and process technology. Competitiveness and technology are appropriate targets of public policy. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are worthy of particular policy attention, for several reasons. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ over one-third of U.S. manufacturing workers and comprise 99 percent of all U.S. manufacturing establishments. As it is believed that the majority of SMEs are suppliers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is thought that the product cost and quality of SME suppliers affect the competitiveness of buyer firms downstream. And a small core of SMEs are very productive commercializers of new technology. At present, there is a wide array of publicly funded and private market mechanisms seeking to bring technology to America`s manufacturers. The aim of the study is to review the literature to ascertain best principles and practices in technology transfer to SMEs, identify important gaps in the literature, and recommend an agenda for future research.

NONE

1995-08-01

263

Technology transfer in the Life Sciences. (Latest citations from the Life Sciences Collection database). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in the life sciences. Topics include technology transfer in biogas energy production, biotechnology, pollution control, aquaculture, agriculture, oceanography, and forestry. Technology transfer to developing countries and to small businesses, as well as university-industry partnerships, is described. (Contains a minimum of 67 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1994-03-01

264

An extended model for measuring the technology transfer potentials at the industrial level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology contributes to the development of society and economy of the nation through the invention, diffusion, transfer, and application of new knowledge. In the emerging global economy of the 21st century, technology is a key to sustainable economic prosperity. Transfer of technology is the key element for the industrialization, growth, and economic development of the countries. The knowledge transferring capabilities

Sathayanarayanan Pachamuthu

2011-01-01

265

48 CFR 970.5227-2 - Rights in data-technology transfer.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Rights in data-technology transfer. 970.5227-2 Section... 970.5227-2 Rights in data-technology transfer. As prescribed in 48 CFR...following clause: Rights in Data—Technology Transfer (DEC 2000) (a)...

2011-10-01

266

48 CFR 970.3102-05-30-70 - Patent costs and technology transfer costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Patent costs and technology transfer costs. 970.3102-05-30-70...3102-05-30-70 Patent costs and technology transfer costs. (a) For management...include the clause at 970.5227-3, Technology Transfer Mission, the cost...

2010-10-01

267

48 CFR 970.3102-05-30-70 - Patent costs and technology transfer costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Patent costs and technology transfer costs. 970.3102-05-30-70...3102-05-30-70 Patent costs and technology transfer costs. (a) For management...include the clause at 970.5227-3, Technology Transfer Mission, the cost...

2012-10-01

268

48 CFR 970.3102-05-30-70 - Patent costs and technology transfer costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Patent costs and technology transfer costs. 970.3102-05-30-70...3102-05-30-70 Patent costs and technology transfer costs. (a) For management...include the clause at 970.5227-3, Technology Transfer Mission, the cost...

2011-10-01

269

48 CFR 970.5227-2 - Rights in data-technology transfer.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Rights in data-technology transfer. 970.5227-2 Section... 970.5227-2 Rights in data-technology transfer. As prescribed in 48 CFR...following clause: Rights in Data—Technology Transfer (DEC 2000) (a)...

2012-10-01

270

An Empirical Analysis of the Propensity of Academics to Engage in Informal University Technology Transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Formal university technology transfer mechanisms, through licensing agreements, research joint ventures, and university-based startups, have attracted considerable attention in the academic literature. Surprisingly, there has been little systematic empirical analysis of the propensity of academics to engage in informal technology transfer. This paper presents empirical evidence on the determinants of three types of informal technology transfer by faculty members: knowledge

Albert N. Link; Donald S. Siegel; Barry Bozeman

2006-01-01

271

Technology Transfer from Sandia National Laboratories and Technology Commercialization by MODE/Emcore  

SciTech Connect

This case study describes a success in technology transfer out of Sandia National Laboratories that resulted in commercialization supporting both the laboratories' national security mission and economic development. This case exemplifies how the process of technology innovation stretches from national legislation to laboratory management to entrepreneurs, and then out into the community where the technology must be developed and commercialized if innovation is to occur. Two things emerged from the research for this case study that have implications for technology transfer and commercialization from other national laboratories and may also be relevant to technology commercialization out of other federal laboratories and universities. The first is the very clear theme that partnerships were critical to the ultimate successful commercialization of the technology--partnerships between public and private research groups as well as between business development groups. The second involves identifiable factors that played a role in moving the process forward to successful commercialization. All of the factors, with two significant exceptions, focused on technology and business development directly related to creating research and business partnerships. The two exceptions, a technology with significant market applications, and entrepreneurs willing and able to take the risks and accomplish the hard work of technology innovation, were initiating requirements for the process.

CLARK, KATHERINE SUE; ROMIG, ALTON D. Jr.; ANDRANOVICH, GREG

2001-04-01

272

Study of Federal Technology Transfer Activities in Areas of Interest to NASA Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Forty-three ongoing technology transfer programs in Federal agencies other than NASA were selected from over 200 current Federal technology transfer activities. Selection was made and specific technology transfer mechanisms utilized. Detailed information ...

J. A. Madigan R. W. Earhart

1978-01-01

273

23 CFR 420.205 - What is the FHWA's policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding? 420.205 Section...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding? (a) It...

2012-04-01

274

14 CFR 1274.915 - Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions.  

...Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions...Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions...Restrictions on Sale or Transfer of Technology to Foreign Firms or...

2014-01-01

275

23 CFR 420.205 - What is the FHWA's policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding?  

...policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding? 420.205 Section...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...policy for research, development, and technology transfer funding? (a) It...

2014-04-01

276

14 CFR 1274.915 - Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions...Restrictions on sale or transfer of technology to foreign firms or institutions...Restrictions on Sale or Transfer of Technology to Foreign Firms or...

2010-01-01

277

23 CFR 420.207 - What are the requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs? 420.207...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?...

2011-04-01

278

23 CFR 420.207 - What are the requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?  

...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs? 420.207...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?...

2014-04-01

279

23 CFR 420.207 - What are the requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs? 420.207...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?...

2012-04-01

280

23 CFR 420.207 - What are the requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs? 420.207...ADMINISTRATION Research, Development and Technology Transfer Program Management § 420...requirements for research, development, and technology transfer work programs?...

2010-04-01

281

A study of technology transfer arrangements for national laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The transfer of technology to industrial partners and users is a complex task. The interactions between federal laboratories and industry and the market knowledge and ability to assess the needs of business users are beyond the charter of a federal laboratory. Therefore, new organizational mechanisms are required in order to obtain full commercial value from the laboratories' efforts. This paper will analyze cases of new ventures emerging from technology developed within federal laboratories. Seven models will be identified for technology transfer. These are the Information Dissemination Model, the Licensing Model, the Venture Capital Model, the Large Company-Joint Venture Model, the Incubator-Science Park Model, the Ferret Model, and the Agriculture Extension Model. Out of 13 laboratories, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Partnership will be identified as having the greatest potential for successful implementation. The arrangement is a proposed consortium of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California, venture capitalists, industrial firms, and federal and state agencies. 10 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Dorf, R.C.; Worthington, K.K.F.

1987-08-25

282

Technology of H-II Transfer Vehicle Rendezvous System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), which is a Japanese unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft, will deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The first HTV will be launched in 2009 from the Tanegashima Space Center aboard an H-IIB launch vehicle with up to 6,000kg of supplies. HTV approaches to the ISS and the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), known as Canadarm2, will grapple the HTV and berth it to the ISS. After the supplies, the HTV will then be loaded with waste materials and then separated from the ISS by SSRMS. HTV conducts departure sequence from ISS after release from SSRMS and reentry to the atmosphere. In this paper, technology of HTV automated Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) system is presented.

Kasai, Toru; Ueda, Satoshi; Uematsu, Hirohiko

283

Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Cast Metals Coalition (CMC) partnership program was funded to ensure that the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) metalcasting research and development (R&D) projects are successfully deployed into industry. Specifically, the CMC program coordinated the transfer and deployment of energy saving technologies and process improvements developed under separately funded DOE programs and projects into industry. The transition of these technologies and process improvements is a critical step in the path to realizing actual energy savings. At full deployment, DOE funded metalcasting R&D results are projected to save 55% of the energy used by the industry in 1998. This closely aligns with DOE's current goal of driving a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. In addition to benefiting DOE, these energy savings provide metalcasters with a significant economic advantage. Deployment of already completed R&D project results and those still underway is estimated to return over 500% of the original DOE and industry investment. Energy savings estimates through December 2008 from the Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT) portfolio of projects alone are 12 x 1012 BTUs, with a projection of over 50 x 1012 BTUs ten years after program completion. These energy savings and process improvements have been made possible through the unique collaborative structure of the CMC partnership. The CMC team consists of DOE's Office of Industrial Technology, the three leading metalcasting technical societies in the U.S: the American Foundry Society; the North American Die Casting Association; and the Steel Founders Society of America; and the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), a recognized leader in distributed technology management. CMC provides collaborative leadership to a complex industry composed of approximately 2,100 companies, 80% of which employ less than 100 people, and only 4% of which employ more than 250 people. Without collaboration, new technologies enabling energy efficiencies and environment-friendly improvements are slow to develop, and have trouble obtaining a broad application. The CMC team was able to effectively and efficiently transfer the results of DOE's metalcasting R&D projects to industry by utilizing and delivering the numerous communication vehicles identified in the proposal. The three metalcasting technical associations achieved significant technology transition results under this program. In addition to reaching over 23,000 people per year through Modern Casting and 28,000 through Engineered Casting Solutions, AFS had 84 national publications and reached over 1,200 people annually through Cast Metals Institute (CMI) education courses. NADCA's education department reached over 1,000 people each year through their courses, in addition to reaching over 6,000 people annually through Die Casting Engineer, and publishing 58 papers. The SFSA also published 99 research papers and reached over 1,000 people annually through their member newsletters. In addition to these communication vehicles, the CMC team conducted numerous technical committee meetings, project reviews, and onsite visits. All of these efforts to distribute the latest metalcasting technologies contributed to the successful deployment of DOE's R&D projects into industry. The DOE/CMC partnership demonstrated significant success in the identification and review of relevant and easy-to-implement metalcasting energy-saving processes and technologies so that the results are quickly implemented and become general practice. The results achieved in this program demonstrate that sustained technology transfer efforts are a critical step in the deployment of R&D projects to industry.

Gwyn, Mike

2009-03-31

284

Applications of aerospace technology in industry, a technology transfer profile: Plastics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

New plastics technology bred out of the space program has moved steadily into the U.S. economy in a variety of organized and deliberate ways. Examples are presented of the transfer of plastics know-how into the plants and eventually the products of American business.

1971-01-01

285

Technology transfer package on seismic base isolation - Volume III  

SciTech Connect

This Technology Transfer Package provides some detailed information for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors about seismic base isolation. Intended users of this three-volume package are DOE Design and Safety Engineers as well as DOE Facility Managers who are responsible for reducing the effects of natural phenomena hazards (NPH), specifically earthquakes, on their facilities. The package was developed as part of DOE's efforts to study and implement techniques for protecting lives and property from the effects of natural phenomena and to support the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. Volume III contains supporting materials not included in Volumes I and II.

NONE

1995-02-14

286

Evaluation of technology transferring: The experiences of the first Navy Domestic Technology Transfair. Final report  

SciTech Connect

In August 1989 the Office of the Chief of Naval Research and the American Defense Preparedness Association conducted the first Navy Domestic Technology Transfair. The objective of the Transfair was to expose the US Navy`s years of solid experience across a broad span of technology to organizations outside of the Navy. It was an opportunity for private industry to capitalize on the Navy developed technology and this opening for industry was the primary focus of the Transfair. The event provided a unique forum to meet leading Navy scientific and engineering innovators face-to-face. Information was available concerning licensing of naval technology that was for sale to the private sector. Further, discussions covered opportunities for new cooperative research and development agreements with Navy laboratories and R&D activities. These agreements were authorized under the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986. The Transfair program was conducted in such a manner as to allow each Navy inventor, either scientist or engineer, to present a system, piece of hardware, or licensable concept in a formal paper presentation. Then, the Navy inventors were available in two, two-hour periods in which individual discussions were conducted, with attendees pursuing specific venues of cooperative agreements as desired. This report provides specifics concerning the technologies that were made available for transfer to the private sector during the Transfair. The Transfair concept sought to add special emphasis to the opening that the 1988 Technology Transfer Act brought to the marketplace. The experience was a step in the education of the possibilities for cooperation between the government and the private sector to share technology. Of additional significance is the economic enhancement for business expansion with the application of the technology to markets beyond defense.

Not Available

1989-12-31

287

Technology Transfer and Sustainability - Adapting Factors: Culture, Physical Environment, and Geographical Location  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the development and sustenance of a community, state, or nation, the advancement of technology is vital for survival; here, the need for technology transfer arises and becomes a critical landmark. There are adapting factors in the process of technology transfer that must be addressed to ensure successful technological developments and their continued progress and sustainability. Focused on the successful

Rashed M. Al-Thawwad

288

Future orbital transfer vehicle technology study. Volume 1: Executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Reusable space and ground based LO2/LH2 OTV's, both advanced space engines and aero assist capability were compared. The SB OTV provided advantages in life cycle cost, performance and potential for improvement. An all LO2/LH2 OTV fleet was also compared with a fleet of LO2/.H2 OTV's and electric OTV's. The normal growth technology electric OTV used silicon cells with heavy shielding and argon ion thrusters. In this case, the LO2/LH2 OTV fleet provided a 23% advantage in total transportation cost. An accelerated technology LF2/LH2 OTV provided improvements in performance relative to LO2/.H2 OTV but has higher DDT&E cost which negated its cost effectiveness. The accelerated technology electric vehicle used GaAs cells and annealing but still did not result in the mixed fleet being any cheaper than an all LO2/LH2 OTV fleet. It is concluded that reusable LO2/LH2 OTV's can serve all general purpose cargo roles between LEO and GEO for the forseeable future. The most significant technology for the second generation vehicle would be space debris protection, on orbit propellant storage and transfer and on orbit maintenance capability.

Davis, E. E.

1982-01-01

289

Savannah River Site Bagless Transfer Technology Applied at Hanford  

SciTech Connect

A ''bagless transfer'' process was developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to remove radioactive materials from glovebox enclosures for long-term storage in conformance with DOE Standard 3013. This process, unlike the more conventional ''bag-out'' process, produces an all-metal, helium-filled, welded storage container that does not contain materials subject to radiolytic decomposition. A Bagless Transfer System (BTS), utilizing this bagless transfer process, has been in service at SRS since August 1997. It is a semi-automated system that has proven to be very reliable during its three years of operation.The Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at Hanford has a similar need for long-term storage of radioactive materials. The successful operation of the Savannah River Site BTS led to the selection of the same technology to fulfill the packaging need at Hanford. However, there are a number of differences between the existing SRS BTS and the system currently in operation at Hanford. These differences will be discussed in this paper. Additionally, a system is necessary to produce another all-metal, welded container into which the container produced by the BTS can be placed. This container must be in conformance with the criteria specified in DOE-STD-3013 for an outer container. SRS Engineers are developing a system (outer container welder), based on the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding equipment used in the BTS, to produce this outer container.

Wong, J.W.

2001-01-31

290

NDE activities and technology transfer at Sandia National Laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NDE, Photometrics, and Optical Data Reduction Department at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico provides nondestructive evaluation (NDE) support for all phases of research and development at Sandia. Present facilities and personnel provide radiography, acoustic monitoring, ultrasonic scanning, computed tomography, shearography/ESPI, infrared imaging, high speed and ultra-high speed photometrics, and image processing. Although the department includes photometrics and optical data reduction as well as NDE, I will refer to the NDE department from now on for simplicity. The NDE department has worked on technology transfer to organizations inside and outside the weapons complex. This work has been performed in all the Sandia business sectors: defense programs, energy and environment, and work for others. The technology transfer has been in the form of testing for product improvement such as validation of aircraft inspection equipment, consultation such as detecting lathe bearing slip for a major machine tool manufacturer, and products such as an acoustic sand detector for the oil and gas industry.

Shurtleff, W. W.

1993-11-01

291

Midcourse Space Experiment Data Certification and Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville contributes to the Technical Management of the Midcourse Space Experiment Program, to the Certification of the Level 2 data produced by the Midcourse Space Experiment's suite of in-orbit imaging radiometers, imaging spectra-radiometers and an interferometer and to the Transfer of the Midcourse Space Experiment Technology to other Government Programs. The Technical Management of the Midcourse Space Experiment Program is expected to continue through out the spacecraft's useful life time, 5 years after its 1996 launch. The Transfer of Midcourse Space Experiment Technology to other government elements is expected to be on a demand basis by the United States Government and other organizations. The University of Alabama Huntsville' contribution specifically supports the nine Ultraviolet Visible Imagers and Spectrographic Imagers (UVISI) and the Pointing and Alignment of all eleven of the science instruments. The science instruments effectively cover the 0.1 to 28 micron spectral region. The Midcourse Space Experiment spacecraft, launched April 24, 1996, is expected to have a 5 year useful lifetime with a 12 month lifetime for the cryogenically cooled IR sensor. A pre-launch, ground based calibration of the instruments provided a basis for the pre-launch certification of the Level 2 data base these instruments produce. With the spacecraft in-orbit the certification of the instruments' Level 2 data base is being extended to the in-orbit environment.

Pollock, David B.

1997-01-01

292

NDE activities and technology transfer at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The NDE, Photometrics, and Optical Data Reduction Department at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico (S provides nondestructive evaluation (NDE) support for all phases of research and development at Sandia. Present facilities and personnel provide radiography, acoustic monitoring, ultrasonic scanning, computed tomography, shearography/ESPI, infrared imaging, high speed and ultra-high speed photometrics, and image processing. Although the department includes photometrics and optical data reduction as well as NDE, I will refer to the NDE department from now on for simplicity. The NDE department has worked on technology transfer to organizations inside and outside the weapons complex. This work has been performed in all the Sandia business sectors: Defense Programs, Energy and Environment, and Work for Others. The technology transfer has been in the form of testing for product improvement such as validation of aircraft inspection equipment, consultation such as detecting lathe bearing slip for a major machine tool manufacturer, and products such as an acoustic sand detector for the oil and gas industry.

Shurtleff, W.W.

1993-12-31

293

Technology transfer in the oceanographic sciences. (Latest citations from Oceanic Abstracts). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in the oceanographic sciences. Topics include technology transfer in aquaculture, energy production, sea bed mining, pollution control, shoreline protection, and coastal engineering. Use of satellite technology in resource location, communication, and navigation is described. The citations also describe technology transfer to assist developing countries. (Contains a minimum of 106 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1992-11-01

294

Inside the triple helix: technology transfer and commercialization in the life sciences.  

PubMed

The transfer and subsequent application of academic research results has demonstrable benefits for health care, researchers, universities, companies, and local economies. Nonetheless, at least three general concerns exist: bias in the reporting of results, limited revenues from these activities, and the lack of data to evaluate technology transfer activities. Future efforts with regard to technology transfer in the life sciences will need to recognize its importance without ignoring concerns or overestimating benefits. Next steps include better monitoring of university-industry relationships, the development of a better data system, the dissemination of best practices in technology transfer management, and evaluation of national technology-transfer policies. PMID:15002629

Campbell, Eric G; Powers, Joshua B; Blumenthal, David; Biles, Brian

2004-01-01

295

Wafer and piece-wise Si tip transfer technologies for applications in scanning probe microscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel tip transfer technology is proposed for applications in scanning probe microscopy (SPM). The technology is based on the concept of fabricating tips on an independent wafer and transferring them onto the target wafer. The transfer is also feasible on a full 4-in wafer scale. This is especially attractive for postprocessing CMOS wafers, e.g., for atomic force microscopy chips

Terunobu Akiyama; Urs Staufer; Nicolaas F. de Rooij

1999-01-01

296

Australian University Technology Transfer Managers: Backgrounds, Work Roles, Specialist Skills and Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology transfer managers are a new group of specialist professionals engaged in facilitating transfer of university research discoveries and inventions to business firms and other research users. With relatively high academic qualifications and enjoying higher salaries than many other comparable university staff, technology transfer managers…

Harman, Grant; Stone, Christopher

2006-01-01

297

Availability and Accessibility of the Nation's Research Infrastructure: The Transfer of Assistive Technologies by Federal Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Laboratories have almost 30 years of history in technology transfer. This paper examines some critical factors leading and impeding success, in terms of strategic partnerships, mission relevance and transfer context. The paper also considers future potential for transfers to the field of assistive technology for people with disabilities.

C. Dan Brand

2003-01-01

298

The development and technology transfer of software engineering technology at NASA. Johnson Space Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The United State's big space projects of the next decades, such as Space Station and the Human Exploration Initiative, will need the development of many millions of lines of mission critical software. NASA-Johnson (JSC) is identifying and developing some of the Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) technology that NASA will need to build these future software systems. The goal is to improve the quality and the productivity of large software development projects. New trends are outlined in CASE technology and how the Software Technology Branch (STB) at JSC is endeavoring to provide some of these CASE solutions for NASA is described. Key software technology components include knowledge-based systems, software reusability, user interface technology, reengineering environments, management systems for the software development process, software cost models, repository technology, and open, integrated CASE environment frameworks. The paper presents the status and long-term expectations for CASE products. The STB's Reengineering Application Project (REAP), Advanced Software Development Workstation (ASDW) project, and software development cost model (COSTMODL) project are then discussed. Some of the general difficulties of technology transfer are introduced, and a process developed by STB for CASE technology insertion is described.

Pitman, C. L.; Erb, D. M.; Izygon, M. E.; Fridge, E. M., III; Roush, G. B.; Braley, D. M.; Savely, R. T.

1992-01-01

299

Technology 2001: The Second National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proceedings of the workshop are presented. The mission of the conference was to transfer advanced technologies developed by the Federal government, its contractors, and other high-tech organizations to U.S. industries for their use in developing new or improved products and processes. Volume two presents papers on the following topics: materials science, robotics, test and measurement, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, electronics, and software engineering.

1991-01-01

300

POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PREJUDICES: THE HUMAN ASPECTS OF INFORMATION FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology transfer has been endowed with a certain mystique. Because technology transfer is part of a much larger system, outside factors have an impact on the process and, in turn, the installation and operation of new technology affects many areas. It requires large capital, as well as dedicated human comuitment, yet its long term effect is always uncertain. Still, even

Irene S. Farkas-Conn

301

Universities and Technology Transfer in Japan: Recent Reforms in Historical Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Japanese government has embarked on a series of reforms aimed at stimulating technology transfer from universities to industry. As a result, technology licensing offices are springing up at many national universities. Advocates hope that these reforms will increase the level of university patenting and licensing, which historically has not been a common mode of technology transfer in Japan. Their

Steven Collins; Hikoji Wakoh

2000-01-01

302

Technology transfer package on seismic base isolation - Volume I  

SciTech Connect

This Technology Transfer Package provides some detailed information for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors about seismic base isolation. Intended users of this three-volume package are DOE Design and Safety Engineers as well as DOE Facility Managers who are responsible for reducing the effects of natural phenomena hazards (NPH), specifically earthquakes, on their facilities. The package was developed as part of DOE's efforts to study and implement techniques for protecting lives and property from the effects of natural phenomena and to support the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. Volume I contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Seismic Base Isolation for Department of Energy Facilities held in Marina Del Rey, California, May 13-15, 1992.

NONE

1995-02-14

303

Technology transfer package on seismic base isolation - Volume II  

SciTech Connect

This Technology Transfer Package provides some detailed information for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors about seismic base isolation. Intended users of this three-volume package are DOE Design and Safety Engineers as well as DOE Facility Managers who are responsible for reducing the effects of natural phenomena hazards (NPH), specifically earthquakes, on their facilities. The package was developed as part of DOE's efforts to study and implement techniques for protecting lives and property from the effects of natural phenomena and to support the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. Volume II contains the proceedings for the Short Course on Seismic Base Isolation held in Berkeley, California, August 10-14, 1992.

NONE

1995-02-14

304

The Characterization of Technology Transfer as it Occurs at Ames Research Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a preliminary report--more of a progress report following the first series of interviews at the Center as part of the Study on Characterization of NASA Technology Transfer. Its primary purpose is to provide a general description of the various ways in which technology transfer takes place at the Center, even whether or not it is part of the formal Technology Utilization program. To the extent possible, we have illustrated the different means of transfer.

1989-01-01

305

Assessment of the utility of technology transfer guidelines as determined by the evaluation of the RESCUER program in rural Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in disseminating knowledge, particularly knowledge of new technologies, in order to facilitate development can be paramount. However, if technologies are not transferred properly, development potential can be severely limited. To address this issue, a number of lists of technology transfer guidelines have arisen to prescribe proper technology transfer practices. The purpose of

Kimberly M. Williams

2004-01-01

306

Hypertext-Based Internet-Assessable Database for the MSFC Technology Transfer Office.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There exists a continuing need to disseminate technical information and facilities capabilities from NASA field centers in an effort to promote the successful transfer of technologies developed with public funds to the private sector. As technology transf...

J. Jackson

1994-01-01

307

Definition of technology development missions for early space station, orbit transfer vehicle servicing, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Propellant transfer, storage, and reliquefaction TDM; docking and berthing technology development mission; maintenance technology development mission; OTV/payload integration, space station interface/accommodations; combined TDM conceptual design; programmatic analysis; and TDM equipment usage are discussed.

1983-01-01

308

Moving R&D to the Marketplace, A Guidebook for Technology Transfer Managers  

SciTech Connect

This Guidebook serves as an introduction as well as a refresher for technology transfer managers. It focuses on the question: What can the Technology Transfer manager do when confronted by complex situations and events? The main functional issues addressed here concern the conduct of technology transfer in Technology Utilization programs. These R&D programs whose primary mission is to develop technologies that will be used outside of the Federal sector. Renewable energy, health care, and agricultural advances are technologies of this type. The contents of this Guidebook will be of value to managers in a variety of Federal, State, university and industry technology development and transfer programs. The general area of transferring service innovations is not covered here. The Guidebook is primarily about the development and care of hardware. This Guidebook makes no attempt to judge the value of specific technologies in meeting societal needs. Rather, it addresses the improvement of the technology transfer process itself. It does, however, include reminders that ascertainment of the social value of specific technologies is one of the important yet difficult tasks of R&D and technology transfer programs. [DJE-2005

Mock, John E.; Kenkeremath, Deepak C.; Janis, F. Timothy

1993-01-01

309

Technology Transfer from University to Industry: Responsive and Responsible University Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of technology transfer describes four strategic technologies identified as important to California's economy (biotechnology, advanced materials, information technology, and manufacturing technology) and suggests that university policymakers not lose sight of their responsibility for directing university efforts to improve the human…

Wright, Anne

1989-01-01

310

Using CASE to Exploit Process Modeling in Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A successful business will be one that has processes in place to run that business. Creating processes, reengineering processes, and continually improving processes can be accomplished through extensive modeling. Casewise(R) Corporate Modeler(TM) CASE is a computer aided software engineering tool that will enable the Technology Transfer Department (TT) at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to capture these abilities. After successful implementation of CASE, it could then go on to be applied in other departments at MSFC and other centers at NASA. The success of a business process is dependent upon the players working as a team and continuously improving the process. A good process fosters customer satisfaction as well as internal satisfaction in the organizational infrastructure. CASE provides a method for business process success through functions consisting of systems and processes business models; specialized diagrams; matrix management; simulation; report generation and publishing; and, linking, importing, and exporting documents and files. The software has an underlying repository or database to support these functions. The Casewise. manual informs us that dynamics modeling is a technique used in business design and analysis. Feedback is used as a tool for the end users and generates different ways of dealing with the process. Feedback on this project resulted from collection of issues through a systems analyst interface approach of interviews with process coordinators and Technical Points of Contact (TPOCs).

Renz-Olar, Cheryl

2003-01-01

311

Your Idea and Your University: Issues in Academic Technology Transfer  

PubMed Central

Structured Abstract Research discoveries may lead to products for commercial development. A central consideration for the researcher is how involved s/he will be in the commercialization process. In some cases a university out-licenses the intellectual property, while in other cases the investigator may want to be involved in the development process and choose to start his or her own company to develop, and possibly to manufacture and sell the product. Before undertaking such a challenge, however, the investigator-turned-entrepreneur must consider a variety of issues, including: career goals, financial and time commitments, potential conflicts of interest and/or commitment, start-up funding, as well as his or her ability to run a company or step aside to allow business experts to make necessary decisions. This article discusses some personal considerations in deciding to start a spin-out company and provides information on some of the available government grants to assist you should you decide to undertake your product’s commercial development. In particular, the Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs of federal funding agencies are often the source of very early funding for new biomedical companies.

Smith, Charles D.

2013-01-01

312

Advanced Life Support Systems: Opportunities for Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's future missions to explore the solar system will be of long-duration possibly lasting years at a time. Human life support systems will have to operate with very high reliability for these long periods with essentially no resupply from Earth. Such life support systems will make extensive use of higher plants, microorganisms, and physicochemical processes for recycling air and water, processing wastes, and producing food. Development of regenerative life support systems will be a pivotal capability for NASA's future human missions. A fully functional closed loop human life support system currently does not exist and thus represents a major technical challenge for space exploration. Technologies where all life support consumables are recycled have many potential terrestrial applications as well. Potential applications include providing human habitation in hostile environments such as the polar regions or the desert in such a way as to minimize energy expenditures and to minimize negative impacts on those often ecologically-sensitive areas. Other potential applications include production of food and ornamental crops without damaging the environment from fertilizers that contaminate water supplies; removal of trace gas contaminants from tightly sealed, energy-efficient buildings (the so-called sick building syndrome); and even the potential of gaining insight into the dynamics of the Earth's biosphere such that we can better manage our global environment. Two specific advanced life support technologies being developed by NASA, with potential terrestrial application, are the zeoponic plant growth system and the Hybrid Regenerative Water Recovery System (HRWRS). The potential applications for these candidate dual use technologies are quite different as are the mechanisms for transfer. In the case of zeoponics, a variety of commercial applications has been suggested which represent potentially lucrative markets. Also, the patented nature of this product offers opportunities for licensing to commercial entities. In the case of the HRWRS, commercial markets with broad applications have not been identified but some terrestrial applications are being explored where this approach has advantages over other methods of waste water processing. Although these potential applications do not appear to have the same broad attraction from the standpoint of rapid commercialization, they represent niches where commercialization possibilities as well as social benefits could be realized.

Fields, B.; Henninger, D.; Ming, D.; Verostko, C. E.

1994-01-01

313

Technology transfer in Asia: challenges from a cross-cultural perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight challenges to the transfer of technologies which are caused by the internationalization of companies and the need to outsource production in a globalized business environment. Aside from typical methods of transfer by means of documents or equipment, technology is mainly brought forward by human resources, which in a transboundary context

Christian Hirt

2012-01-01

314

University technology transfer: A conceptual model of impacting factors and phased process  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a comprehensive review of literature on university technology transfer. The success of nations depends on how efficient research can be translated into commercial products. Universities play a key role in this. There are two major areas that need to be understood to build an efficient technology transfer mechanisms. First are the characteristics of each university. The literature

Jisun Kim; Tugrul U. Daim; Timothy R. Anderson

2009-01-01

315

Public Relations and Technology Transfer Offices: An Assessment of US Universities' Relations with Media and Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the importance for technology transfer offices of sound media and government relations strategies. It reports the results of a nationwide electronic survey in the USA and interviews with technology transfer managers on how they handle public relations issues in their offices. Strengths and weaknesses of their communication …

Haney, James M.; Cohn, Andrew

2004-01-01

316

A New Technology Transfer Paradigm: How State Universities Can Collaborate with Industry in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In some US states, policy makers, pressed by local and regional industrial interests, are debating how to "reform" technology transfer at public universities. "Reform" in this context is generally understood to mean redirecting university technology transfer activities to increase the benefits of state-funded research to local industries.…

Renault, Catherine S.; Cope, Jeff; Dix, Molly; Hersey, Karen

2008-01-01

317

An Analysis of NASA Technology Transfer. Degree awarded by Pennsylvania State Univ.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of previous technology transfer metrics, recommendations, and measurements is presented within the paper. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of NASA's technology transfer efforts is performed. As a relative indicator, NASA's intellectual property performance is benchmarked against a database of over 100 universities. Successful technology transfer (commercial sales, production savings, etc.) cases were tracked backwards through their history to identify the key critical elements that lead to success. Results of this research indicate that although NASA's performance is not measured well by quantitative values (intellectual property stream data), it has a net positive impact on the private sector economy. Policy recommendations are made regarding technology transfer within the context of the documented technology transfer policies since the framing of the Constitution. In the second thrust of this study, researchers at NASA Langley Research Center were surveyed to determine their awareness of, attitude toward, and perception about technology transfer. Results indicate that although researchers believe technology transfer to be a mission of the Agency, they should not be held accountable or responsible for its performance. In addition, the researchers are not well educated about the mechanisms to perform, or policies regarding, technology transfer.

Bush, Lance B.

1996-01-01

318

Information, Cooperation, and the Blurring of Boundaries--Technology Transfer in German and American Discourses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to examine changing discursive conceptualizations of technology transfer mechanisms for speeding up innovation in Germany and the US since World War II with particular emphasis on universities. According to our analysis, the concepts of technology transfer are getting more and more complex, taking off from a linear model…

Krucken, Georg; Meier, Frank; Muller, Andre

2007-01-01

319

Wafer-Level Transfer Technologies for PZT-Based RF MEMS Switches  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on wafer-level transfer technologies to integrate PZT-based radio frequency (RF) microelectromechanical-systems switches on CMOS. Such heterogeneous integration can overcome the incompatibility of PZT material with back-end-of-the-line (BEOL) CMOS technology. The PZT stack and the transfer process have been optimized to avoid degradation of the PZT actuators during the transfer. In particular, we have optimized the seed layer for

Roland Guerre; Ute Drechsler; Debabrata Bhattacharyya; Pekka Rantakari; Richard Stutz; Robert V. Wright; Zlatoljub D. Milosavljevic; Tauno Vaha-Heikkila; Paul B. Kirby; Michel Despont

2010-01-01

320

The international transfer of medical technology--an analysis and a proposal for effective monitoring.  

PubMed

The international transfer of medical technology to the developing countries occurs at four levels--medical education, research, and missions; multinational corporate transactions; technical assistance projects sponsored by the World Health Organization; and bilateral foreign aid programs. In this article, a proposal is made for effective monitoring of international medical technology transfer through political and legal means, including a specific code of conduct for corporations engaged in medical technology transfer. The development of "intermediate health technologies" along the lines suggested by E. F. Schumacher, and the advantages of such an innovation in terms of population issues and economic development are also discussed. PMID:885657

Bader, M B

1977-01-01

321

The transfer and commercialisation of technology from south africa to foreign markets in the financial services industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

International technology transfer (ITT) processes are complex, risky, and fail often. When financial services organisations have the opportunity to transfer their business model and core technologies to a foreign market, comprehensive technology and market research are compulsory. Numerous applicable theories and models in technology transfer were reviewed to develop such a model. Interviews with key individuals and focus group sessions

Francois H. Lubbe; Alan C. Brent

2007-01-01

322

NASA programs in technology transfer and their relation to remote sensing education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology transfer to users is a central feature of NASA programs. In each major area of responsibility, a variety of mechanisms was established to provide for this transfer of operational capability to the proper end user, be it a Federal agency, industry, or other public sector users. In addition, the Technology Utilization program was established to cut across all program areas and to make available a wealth of 'spinoff' technology (i.e., secondary applications of space technology to ground-based use). The transfer of remote sensing technology, particularly to state and local users, presents some real challenges in application and education for NASA and the university community. The agency's approach to the transfer of remote sensing technology and the current and potential role of universities in the process are considered.

Weinstein, R. H.

1980-01-01

323

Information systems and technology transfer programs on geothermal energy and other renewable sources of energy  

SciTech Connect

In order to remain competitive, it is necessary to stay informed and use the most advanced technologies available. Recent developments in communication, like the Internet and the World Wide Web, enormously facilitate worldwide data and technology transfer. A compilation of the most important sources of data on renewable energies, especially geothermal, as well as lists of relevant technology transfer programs are presented. Information on how to gain access to, and learn more about them, is also given.

Lippmann, M.J.; Antunez, E.

1996-01-01

324

Research on Personal Protective Equipment for Dual-Use Technology and Technology Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) places highest priority on the safety of its astronauts and support personnel. Because this is so, and to ensure the continuation of this safety, the agency has undertaken to thoroughly research and develop and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and individual life support systems (LSS) in support of manned spaceflight. It is probable that technology developed for manned spaceflight in the field of PPE and individual LSS can be utilized in certain industrial/commercial endeavors. In an attempt to determine these other uses for this PPE and individual LSS, the Space Suit Systems Branch of the NASA JSC Crew Systems Division initiated a research project designed to access potential common technology that could benefit industry. Such dual-use technology transfer could eventually involve a joint effort by Government and industry. The research project took place over several months and involved discussions with various manufacturers/suppliers/users, as well as regulatory agencies and industries, of PPE and individual LSS. Research data was compiled and evaluated and a summary of significant findings is presented for identifying and establishing opportunities for future cooperation between Government and industry in the field of PPE and individual LSS.

Driggers, Donald C.

1994-01-01

325

The role of small firms in the transfer of disruptive technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transfer of technologies from government-operated research laboratories to commercial firms can be a challenging process especially for small and emerging entrepreneurial firms. Since the National Laboratories have become major creators of disruptive technologies and small firms are more apt to commercialize disruptive technologies, it is important to get small firms involved in these processes. This paper covers an innovative

Suleiman K Kassicieh; Bruce A Kirchhoff; Steven T Walsh; Paul J McWhorter

2002-01-01

326

Transferring building energy technologies by linking government and private-sector programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Department of Energy's Office of Building Technologies (OBT) may wish to use existing networks and infrastructures wherever possible to transfer energy-efficiency technologies for buildings. The advantages of relying on already existing networks are numerous. These networks have in place mechanisms for reaching audiences interested in energy-efficiency technologies in buildings. Because staffs in trade and professional organizations and in

Farhar

1990-01-01

327

Technology transfer to China: With case studies in the high-speed rail industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a case study of the high-speed rail industry, this paper introduces and compares major determinants of international technology transfer strategies from the perspectives of both technology importers and exporters. The determinants include the economic system, government policy and initiative, social constraints, and technological impetus.

Leong Chan; Fahad Aldhaban

2009-01-01

328

Willingness-to-engage in technology transfer in industry–university collaborations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Formal collaboration between universities and industries is a recent phenomenon. Currently the role of an industry–university collaboration (IUC) is to close the gap between industry and academia. This study aims to analyze the willingness to engage in technology transfer (TT) in IUCs from the three vantage points of the technology transferor (university), the technology transferee (industry), and the TT intermediary

Wen-Hsiang Lai

2011-01-01

329

Infrastructure and Technology Transfer Programmes for Microtechnology in the UK.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The Executive Outlook; Commercialization Strategies For Advanced Technologies; Technology Push Versus Market Pull; Regional MEMS Commercialization Policy and Strategies; Packaging, Standards and Integration; Why Companies Choose to Use, or Not U...

D. W. L. Tolfree

1997-01-01

330

A hypertext-based Internet-assessable database for the MSFC Technology Transfer Office  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There exists a continuing need to disseminate technical information and facilities capabilities from NASA field centers in an effort to promote the successful transfer of technologies developed with public funds to the private sector. As technology transfer is a stated NASA mission, there exists a critical need for NASA centers to document technology capabilities and disseminate this information on as wide a basis as possible. Certainly local and regional dissemination is critical, but global dissemination of scientific and engineering facilities and capabilities gives NASA centers the ability to contribute to technology transfer on a much broader scale. Additionally, information should be disseminated in a complete and rapidly available form. To accomplish this information dissemination, the unique capabilities of the Internet are being exploited. The Internet allows widescale information distribution in a rapid fashion to aid in the accomplishment of technology transfer goals established by the NASA/MSFC Technology Transfer Office. Rapid information retrieval coupled with appropriate electronic feedback, allows the scientific and technical capabilities of Marshall Space Flight Center, often unique in the world, to be explored by a large number of potential benefactors of NASA (or NASA-derived) technologies. Electronic feedback, coupled with personal contact with the MSFC Technology Transfer Office personnel, allows rapid responses to technical requests from industry and academic personnel as well as private citizens. The remainder of this report gives a brief overview of the Mosaic software and a discussion of technology transfer office and laboratory facilities data that have been made available on the Internet to promote technology transfer.

Jackson, Jeff

1994-01-01

331

Technologies for Lunar Surface Power Systems Power Beaming and Transfer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wireless power transmission within a given working area is required or enabling for many NASA Exploration Systems. Fields of application include robotics, habitats, autonomous rendezvous and docking, life support, EVA, and many others. In robotics applications, for example, the robots must move in the working area without being hampered by power cables and, meanwhile, obtain a continuous and constant power from a power transmitter. The development of modern technology for transmitting electric power over free space has been studied for several decades, but its use in a system has been mainly limited to low power, 1-2 Vdc output voltage at a transmission distance of few meters for which relatively less than 0.5 mW/cm2 is required (e.g., Radio frequency identification RFID). Most of the rectenna conversion efficiency research to date has concentrated in low GHz frequency range of 2.45 to 10 GHz, with some work at 35 GHz. However, for space application, atmospheric adsorbtion is irrelevant and higher frequency systems with smaller transmit and receive apertures may be appropriate. For high power, most of the work on rectennas has concentrated on optimizing the conversion efficiency of the microwave rectifier element; the highest power demonstrated was 35 kW of power over a distance of 1.5 km. The objective of this paper is to establish the manner in which a very large number of very low power microwave devices can be synchronized to provide a beam of microwaves that can be used to efficiently and safely transport a significant amount of power to a remote location where it can be converted to dc (or ac) power by a ``rectenna.'' The proposed system is based on spatial power combining of the outputs of a large number of devices synchronized by mutual injection locking. We have demonstrated at JPL that such power could be achieved by combining 25 sources in a configuration that allows for convenient steering of the resulting beam of microwaves. Retrodirective beam steering for microwave power transmission (the ability to accurately track a moving receiver) has been demonstrated at Texas A&M. It is proposed that the next step in development of this concept is a modest scale up from 25 elements to 435 followed by a further scale up using such 435 element arrays as subarrays for a still larger retrodirective system. Ultimately, transmit antenna sizes on the order of 100 meters are envisioned permitting transfer levels on the order of 30 kW to aerial vehicles up to 20 km.

Marzwell, Neville; Pogorzelski, Ronald J.; Chang, Kai; Little, Frank

2008-01-01

332

Social issues and implications of remote sensing applications: Paradigms of technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The transfer of technology from one federal agency to another was observed in the case of the move of LANDSAT to NOAA. An array of unanticipated consequences was found that have important impacts on both the process and outcome of the transfer. When the process was studied from viewpoint of the ultimate recipient, a set of expectations and perceptions were found that figure more in a final assessment than do the attributes of the technology being transfered. The question of how to link a technology with a community of potential users was studed in detail.

Hoos, I. R.

1980-01-01

333

Data transferring technique for mobile robot controller via mobile technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless communication technology is one of the most popular and important communications at this moment. The field of robotics includes various sectors such as factory sector, manufacturing and security. These papers describe research and investigation on mobile technologies usage such as 3G for mobile robot controller. Prototype development to be done to determine the capability of technology used to control

Saliyah Kahar; Riza Sulaiman; Anton Satria Prabuwono; Mohd Fahmi Mohamad Amran; Suziyanti Marjudi

2011-01-01

334

Technology transfer: federal legislation that helps businesses and universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1980, Congress enacted the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act to encourage federal laboratories to `spin off' their technology to industry, universities, and state and local governments. The law reflected Congressional concern for the economic well-being of the nation and the need for the United States to maintain its technological superiority. Almost half the nation's research is conducted in federal laboratories.

Bill G. Oaks

1992-01-01

335

Technology transfer in the life sciences. (Latest citations from the Life Sciences Collection data base). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning technology transfer in the life sciences. Topics include technology transfer in biogas energy production, biotechnology, pollution control, aquaculture, agriculture, oceanography, and forestry. Technology transfer to developing countries and to small businesses, as well as university-industry partnerships, is described. (Contains a minimum of 71 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1992-09-01

336

The transfer of disruptive technologies: Lessions learned from Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories has learned through their process of technology transfer that not all high tech transfers are alike. They are not alike by the nature of the customers involved, the process of becoming involved with these customers and finally and most importantly the very nature of the technology itself. Here they focus on technology transfer in the microsystems arena and specifically the sacrificial surface version of microsystems. They have learned and helped others learn that many MEMS applications are best realized through the use of surface micromachining (SMM). This is because SMM builds on the substantial integrated circuit industry. In this paper they review Sandia's process for transferring a disruptive MEMS technology in numerous cases.

MCBRAYER,JOHN D.

2000-04-19

337

A Five-Year Plan for Water Resources Research and Associated Technology Transfer Needs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Idaho has identified five categories of research priorities: energy, irrigated agriculture, environmental, institutional and social, and water conservation. Technology transfer will be a major concern in all five of the priority areas.

C. C. Warnick W. Reynolds

1980-01-01

338

Inception Report: Training and Technology Transfer Feasibility Study for Tenaga Nasional Berhad.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study, conducted by General Physics Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The report recommends strategies and specific actions for Tenaga Nasional Berhad's training and technology transfer needs. The study covers the asses...

1994-01-01

339

Federal Assistance Program. Geothermal Technology Transfer. Project Status Report, May 1986.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Progress for the month of May, 1986, is described. Projects include evaluation of direct heating of greenhouses and other businesses, technology transfer to consultants, developers and users, and program monitor activities. (ERA citation 11:004096)

P. J. Lienau G. Culver

1986-01-01

340

Technology Transfer: A Think Tank Approach to Managing Innovation in the Public Sector.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This edited volume contains presentations from a symposium on technology transfer. Following an Introduction by J. W. Creighton, this edited volume contains the following chapters: Chapter 1, Management for Change, by P. A. Phelps; Chapter 2, A Focus on t...

J. W. Creighton J. A. Jolly S. Laner

1985-01-01

341

Academic technology transfer and radiology: a strong partnership for the future.  

PubMed

To date, technology transfer from academia to industry has been strongest in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. The medical imaging and medical device industries have traditionally been smaller players and, as a result, some, perhaps many, investigators in radiology are unaware of the potential value of technology transfer and the opportunity to receive sponsorship for research from medical imaging companies. Many investigators are also unaware of opportunities to introduce important academic discoveries into clinical practice through licensing and technology transfer. These untapped opportunities are not only valuable, but also are becoming more and more important in light of the ever-increasing difficulties associated with sustaining and receiving new government funding. The goal of this article is to provide academic scientists in the field of radiology with insights about the key aspects of the technology transfer process, including observations about inventions, intellectual property, and industry-sponsored research. PMID:17964453

Eusemann, Christian D; Sammons, Barry E; Holmes, David R; Brady, Thomas J; Erenburg, Irina; Toneguzzo, Frances

2007-11-01

342

Technology Transfer: NIH-Private Sector Partnership in the Development of Taxol.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The transfer of technology resulting from federally funded research to the private sector is intended to bring pharmaceuticals to the marketplace much sooner and more efficiently than would have been possible for a federal agency acting alone. Much of the...

2003-01-01

343

76 FR 71048 - Sixth Annual Philip S. Chen, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Innovation and Technology Transfer  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Technology Transfer to the Patient.'' Dr. Pastan is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research. This annual series honors Dr. Philip S. Chen, Jr....

2011-11-16

344

SAF/IAPD Guidance on Foreign Disclosure and International Technology Transfer (CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This disc is a compilation of U S Government procedures and processes involved in the administering of exports to foreign countries. There are four major pieces of content: (1) Principles of National Disclosure Policy; (2) The Technology Transfer Cookbook...

J. Wicecarver

2001-01-01

345

R and D wells for technology transfer. Annual report, December 1993-December 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the GRI technology transfer program that is currently being conducted in the eastern United States. This program is different from previous technology transfer programs in that it encourages more of a hands on approach by producers, while implementing the technologies. The participating producers are Empire Exploration, Columbia Natural Resources, Cabot Oil and Gas, Belden and Blake, Shell Western E&P, and Ashland Exploration. And, the technologies they are utilizing include specialized log and core analysis, cased hole stress tests, pre-frac well tests, Fracpro treatment design, Fracpro real-time analysis, post-frac well tests and long term production history matching.

Miller, M.A.; Ashcom, R.L.; Fairchild, N.R.

1995-01-01

346

Success Factors for Transferring Technology to Spin-off Applications: the Case of The Technology Property Rights Concession Program in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a study of 127 firms participating in Korea's Technology Property Rights Concession Program, a program designed to stimulate technology transfer related to spin-off applications of public technology. The purpose is to identify the determinants of transfer success. The findings indicate that successful firms were motivated by the ability to access a core technology free of charge and

Younghoon Choi; Jang-Jae Lee

2000-01-01

347

What drives the university use of technology transfer offices? Evidence from Italy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last 20 years, universities have made steady progress in their efforts to foster the process of technology transfer\\u000a through collaboration with industry. The establishment of technology transfer offices (TTO) has become routine for supporting\\u000a the commercialization of academic research. However, the literature shows that there are many factors that affect the efficiency\\u000a and effectiveness of these offices. Based on

Alessandro Muscio

2010-01-01

348

Towards a Learning Perspective on Knowledge\\/Technology Transfer through Corporate Acquisitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although corporate acquisitions are on the rise, not much is known about the micro processes of knowledge and technology transfer after the deal is closed. The goal of this present research is to add to this knowledge by reviewing the literature while addressing two questions: 'what enables knowledge transfer in acquisitions' and 'what can organizations do to manage the knowledge

Marleen Huysman; Dorothy A. Leonard; Allison Nicolle

2002-01-01

349

Assessing the Suitability of Process and Information Technology in Supporting Tacit Knowledge Transfer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transfer of tacit knowledge, one of the most important issues in the knowledge sharing context, needs a multi-dimensional perception in its process. Information technology's (IT) supporting role has already been addressed in the process of tacit knowledge transfer. However, IT has its own characteristics, and in turn, may have dissimilar…

Wu, Chien-Hsing; Kao, Shu-Chen; Shih, Lan-Hsin

2010-01-01

350

Comparative Study of Technology Transfer Practices in Europe and the USA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology transfer practices in the European Union emphasize industry-science relationships and protection of intellectual property. The United States has impressive success in transfer for commercial application due to the regulatory environment. Global interaction of research, industry, and international patent systems is needed to manage a…

de Juan, Veronica

2003-01-01

351

Technology and Knowledge Transfer in the Graz Region Ten Years of Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology and knowledge transfer from universities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is seen as one way to strengthen a region's innovation capability. But what if SMEs do not want to play along? Looking back at some 10 years' experience of supporting SMEs, the authors describe in detail the 'Active Knowledge Transfer' programme, which…

Hofer, Franz; Adametz, Christoph; Holzer, Franz

2004-01-01

352

The Baltimore applications project: A new look at technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of cooperation between Goddard Space Flight Center and Baltimore City administrators in solving urban problems is summarized. NASA provided consultation and advisory services as well as technology resources and demonstrations. Research and development programs for 69 tasks are briefly described. Technology utilization for incinerator energy, data collection, Health Department problems, and solarization experiments are presented as case histories.

1977-01-01

353

Case Studying Technology Transfer in an Objective 1 Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two major initiatives are in place in Wales that aim to create a strong and internationally competitive small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. These are the Technology Exploitation Programme (TEP) and the Centres of Excellence for Technology and Industrial Collaboration (CETIC) programme. The Materials Centre of Excellence at the…

Lavery, N.; Stratford, G.

2003-01-01

354

Inductive High Power Transfer Technologies for Electric Vehicles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problems associated with "how to charge the battery pack of the electric vehicle" become more important every passing day. Most logical solution currently is the non-contact method of charge, possessing a number of advantages over standard contact methods for charging. This article focuses on methods for Inductive high power contact-less transfer of energy at relatively small distances, their advantages and disadvantages. Described is a developed Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) system for fast charging of electric vehicles with nominal power of 30 kW over 7 to 9 cm air gap.

Madzharov, Nikolay D.; Tonchev, Anton T.

2014-03-01

355

Technology Transfer and the Civil Space Program. Volume 2: Workshop proceedings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives were to (1) provide a top-level review of the Integrated Technology Plan (ITP) and current civil space technology plans, including planning processes and technologies; (2) discuss and assess technology transfer (TT) experiences across a wide range of participants; (3) identify alternate categories/strategies for TT and define the objectives of transfer processes in each case; (4) identify the roles of various government 'stakeholders', aerospace industry, industries at large, and universities in civil space technology research, development, demonstration, and transfer; (5) identify potential barriers and/or opportunities to successful civil space TT; (6) identify specific needs for innovations in policy, programs, and/or procedures to facilitate TT; and (7) develop a plan of attack for the development of a workshop report. Papers from the workshop are presented.

1992-01-01

356

Identification of High Risk Intermediaries in Global Networks Transferring Sensitive Technology and Information  

SciTech Connect

The management challenge facing modern non-proliferation regimes is one of long-term, multi-step technology diffusion. Because terrorist groups and other non-state sanctioned actors have demonstrated that sensitive technology can be acquired from both members and non-members of the export control regimes and then retransferred through intermediate transactions, technology diffusion in the global economy suggests that indirect and intangible technology transfer mechanisms are broadly influential in building capacity for weapons programs. This paper defines a methodology for investigating these transfer mechanisms and identifying patterns of sensitive technology trade within the context of global economic networks. Applying a network paradigm to sensitive technology transactions, statistical models of trade can infer underlying network structures that facilitate the diffusion of technology and information. This approach shows that relatively compact sets of intermediate countries can be positioned, in the sense of 'economic distance', between suppliers and recipients to efficiently transfer sensitive technologies. By identifying the sensitive information network pathways and intermediaries of concern, policy makers can better evaluate enhancements to multilateral supply regimes and promote an overarching standard of behavior beyond existing export controls that facilitates legitimate, legal trade networks while reducing the risk of sensitive technology transfer.

Wood, Thomas W.; Reichmuth, Barbara A.; Weimar, Mark R.; O'Brien, Robert F.; Milazzo, Matthew D.

2007-01-11

357

Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer (CPST) Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Objectives: 1) Store cryogenic propellants in a manner that maximizes their availability for use regardless of mission duration. 2) Efficiently transfer conditioned cryogenic propellant to an engine or tank situated in a microgravity environment. 3) Accurately monitor and gauge cryogenic propellants situated in a microgravity environment.

Chojnacki, Kent

2013-01-01

358

Oil and gas technology transfer activities and potential in eight major producing states. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

In 1990, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (the Compact) performed a study that identified the structure and deficiencies of the system by which oil and gas producers receive information about the potential of new technologies and communicate their problems and technology needs back to the research community. The conclusions of that work were that major integrated companies have significantly more and better sources of technology information than independent producers. The majors also have significantly better mechanisms for communicating problems to the research and development (R&D) community. As a consequence, the Compact recommended analyzing potential mechanisms to improve technology transfer channels for independents and to accelerate independents acceptance and use of existing and emerging technologies. Building on this work, the Compact, with a grant from the US Department Energy, has reviewed specific technology transfer organizations in each of eight major oil producing states to identify specific R&D and technology transfer organizations, characterize their existing activities, and identify potential future activities that could be performed to enhance technology transfer to oil and gas producers. The profiles were developed based on information received from organizations,follow-up interviews, site visit and conversations, and participation in their sponsored technology transfer activities. The results of this effort are reported in this volume. In addition, the Compact has also developed a framework for the development of evaluation methodologies to determine the effectiveness of technology transfer programs in performing their intended functions and in achieving desired impacts impacts in the producing community. The results of that work are provided in a separate volume.

Not Available

1993-07-01

359

Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Direct Investment, and Technology Transfer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on a combination of survey data, interview studies, and statistical analysis, the authors find that the strength or weakness of a country's system of intellectual property protection seems to have a substantial effect, particularly in high-technolog...

E. Mansfield

1994-01-01

360

Technology needs for lunar and Mars space transfer systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The determination of appropriate space transportation technologies and operating modes is discussed with respect to both lunar and Mars missions. Three levels of activity are set forth to examine the sensitivity of transportation preferences including 'minimum,' 'full science,' and 'industrialization and settlement' categories. High-thrust-profile missions for lunar and Mars transportation are considered in terms of their relative advantages, and transportation options are defined in terms of propulsion and braking technologies. Costs and life-cycle cost estimates are prepared for the transportation preferences by using a parametric cost model, and a return-on-investment summary is given. Major technological needs for the programs are listed and include storable propulsion systems; cryogenic engines and fluids management; aerobraking; and nuclear thermal, nuclear electric, electric, and solar electric propulsion technologies.

Woodcock, Gordon R.; Cothran, Bradley C.; Donahue, Benjamin; Mcghee, Jerry

1991-01-01

361

A taxonomic view of illegal transfer of technologies: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Illegal transfer of technology (ITT) is one of the major policy formulation, industrial management, and law enforcement issues of this decade. It includes industrial espionage, the piracy of; software, logos, and hardware designs and it overlaps with issues of terrorism and those involving weapons of mass destruction. It is of concern at corporate, national, and world-body levels. Technology herein is

Arnold Reisman

2006-01-01

362

Basic requirements for the transfer of fermentation technologies to developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional small-scale fermentation technologies offer considerable potential for stimulating development in the food industry of developing countries in light of their low cost, scalability, minimal energy and infrastructural requirements and the wide consumer acceptance of fermented products in these countries. Efficient transfer and adaptation of these technologies is, however, often limited by inadequate basic scientific knowledge of the processes involved

R. Rolle; M. Satin

2002-01-01

363

Effects of Critical Knowledge Characteristics on Degree of Inter-Firm Technology Transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem statement: The current issue on inter-firm technology transfe r in the developing countries is centered on the efficiency and effecti veness of the transfer process by the Multinational s (MNCs). Thus, organizations in the developing countries are striving hard to collaborate, learn and internalize their foreign partner's technological k nowledge by forming strategic alliances or International Joint Ventures (IJVs)

A. W. Sazali; A. Haslinda; U. Jegak; C. R. Raduan

2009-01-01

364

Success factors in technology transfer to SME’s: Rundu woodwork common facility center  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, it has been argued that the diffusion of modern technology has far reaching impact on the economy, on quality of life and on the environment particularly in developing countries. However, there has been little emphasis on the factors and systems that promote and\\/or impede technology transfer in terms of contributions to economic wealth creation through improved technical application. The

H. M. Ashekele; K. Matengu

2008-01-01

365

Technology Transfer: A Think Tank Approach to Managing Innovation in the Public Sector.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews a joint attempt of the United States Forest Service and the Naval Service to enhance the utilization of research results and the new technologies through improved effectiveness of technology transfer efforts. It consists of an introduction by J. W. Creighton and seven papers: (1) "Management for Change" by P. A. Philips…

Creighton, J. W., Ed.; And Others

366

University-Industry Entrepreneurship: The Organization and Management of American University Technology Transfer Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 289 university technology transfer units investigated their organization, management, and perceived performance effectiveness. Unit types studied included licensing and patent offices, small business development centers, research and technology centers, business facility incubators, and entrepreneurial investment/endowment offices.…

Dill, David D.

1995-01-01

367

Technology Transfer Activities of NASA/MSFC: Enhancing the Southeast Region's Production Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The researcher was charged with the task of developing a simplified model to illustrate the impact of how NASA/MSFC technology transfer activities contribute to shifting outward the Southeast region's and the nation's productive capacity. The report is a background of the impact of technological growth on the nation's production possibility frontier (ppf).

Trivoli, George W.

1998-01-01

368

International Space Station LABS: Technology Activity 1 Heat Transfer: Keeping Cool in Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about the technology as it relates to heat transfer (conduction and convection)on the International Space Station. Learners will investigate how to build a space suit that keeps astronauts cool. This is technology activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

369

Relevance and alignment of Real-Client Real-Project courses via technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is often claimed Real-Client Real-Project (RCRP) courses are important providers of industry relevant experience and skills to students. How do we know this is so? We cannot prove this or improve RCRP industry relevance without tangible evidence. Here we suggest that the degree an industry partner is willing to accept technology transfer for technologies used within an RCRP course

LiGuo Huang; Daniel Port

2011-01-01

370

Analysis of Technological Information Transfer among Japanese Computer Scientists at a Research Front.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the methodology and results of a study that examined information flow at the technological research front by analyzing a Japanese national project in computer technology. Various formats of information dissemination are identified, and a classification of researchers and engineers by information transfer activities is presented. (4…

Takayama, Masaya

1986-01-01

371

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Switch Technology and Vendor Survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) switch and software features are described and compared in order to make switch comparisons meaningful. An ATM switch's performance cannot be measured solely based on its claimed switching capacity; traffic management and congestion control are emerging as the determining factors in an ATM network's ultimate throughput. Non-switch ATM products and experiences with actual installations of ATM networks are described. A compilation of select vendor offerings as of October 1994 is provided in chart form.

Berry, Noemi

1995-01-01

372

Technology Transfer Challenges for High-Assurance Software Engineering Tools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this paper, we describe our experience with the challenges thar we are currently facing in our effort to develop advanced software verification and validation tools. We categorize these challenges into several areas: cost benefits modeling, tool usability, customer application domain, and organizational issues. We provide examples of challenges in each area and identrfj, open research issues in areas which limit our ability to transfer high-assurance software engineering tools into practice.

Koga, Dennis (Technical Monitor); Penix, John; Markosian, Lawrence Z.

2003-01-01

373

Assuring process safety in the transfer of hydrogen cyanide manufacturing technology.  

PubMed

This paper outlines the critical issues to be addressed in the transfer of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) manufacturing technology to a licensee. Process safety management (PSM) is of critical importance because of the toxicity, flammability and reactivity of HCN. The critical issues are based on experience that DuPont has gained (1) while safely manufacturing hydrogen cyanide for over 50 years, and (2) while DuPont has safely licensed HCN technology to other firms at locations around the world. DuPont's HCN experience has been combined with Aker Kvaerner's project engineering experience to insure the safe transfer of HCN technology to a licensee. PMID:16911858

Maxwell, Gary R; Edwards, Victor H; Robertson, Mark; Shah, Kamal

2007-04-11

374

The name-locator guide: A new resource for technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new transfer mechanism to facilitate technology transfer between aerospace technology and nonaerospace industries, was proposed with the following sequence of steps. First, the key technical problems in a given industry would be analyzed. The analysis will define the characteristics which relevant technology will have. Second, a limited list of subject terms will be developed using words familiar to those working in the industry. It is these which will be applied in subsequent steps to the NASA technology and used to locate technology relevant to a specific problem in the industry. Third, for each Required Technology Program, terms applicable to that program would be chosen from this list. Fourth, a name-locator guide would be provided to the Regional Dissemination Centers. This guide would be analogous to an index. The key words would be chosen from the special subject term list for the given industry.

Clingman, W. H.

1974-01-01

375

NASA technology transfer network communications and information system: TUNS user survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Applied Expertise surveyed the users of the deployed Technology Utilization Network System (TUNS) and surveyed prospective new users in order to gather background information for developing the Concept Document of the system that will upgrade and replace TUNS. Survey participants broadly agree that automated mechanisms for acquiring, managing, and disseminating new technology and spinoff benefits information can and should play an important role in meeting NASA technology utilization goals. However, TUNS does not meet this need for most users. The survey describes a number of systematic improvements that will make it easier to use the technology transfer mechanism, and thus expedite the collection and dissemination of technology information. The survey identified 26 suggestions for enhancing the technology transfer system and related processes.

1992-01-01

376

Technology access from the FS-X radar program. Lessons for technology transfer and US acquisition policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The FS-X is a cooperative aircraft development program launched in 1989 between the United States and Japan. The FS-X program entitles the U.S. government and U.S. industry access to Japanese FS-X technology. This report explores the issue of U.S. access and possible licensed transfer of Japanese FS-X radar technology for use by the U.S. government and industry. The FS-X radar

Ike Y. Chang Jr.

1994-01-01

377

The Air Force Manufacturing Technology (MANTECH): Technology transfer methodology as exemplified by the radar transmit/receive module program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Air Force Manufacturing Technology program is involved with the improvement of radar transmit/receive modules for use in active phased array radars for advanced fighter aircraft. Improvements in all areas of manufacture and test of these modules resulting in order of magnitude improvements in the cost of and the rate of production are addressed, as well as the ongoing transfer of this technology to the Navy.

Houpt, Tracy; Ridgely, Margaret

1991-01-01

378

Biomedical technical transfer. Applications of NASA science and technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Lower body negative pressure testing in cardiac patients has been completed as well as the design and construction of a new leg negative unit for evaluating heart patients. This technology is based on NASA research, using vacuum chambers to stress the cardiovascular system during space flight. Additional laboratory tests of an intracranial pressure transducer, have been conducted. Three new biomedical problems to which NASA technology is applicable are also identified. These are: a communication device for the speech impaired, the NASA development liquid-cooled garment, and miniature force transducers for heart research.

1976-01-01

379

Analysis of the factors to affect technology transfer fee in the intellectual property management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In knowledge-based global economy, securing technologies through investment for technology innovation is essential in order to gain more sustainable competitive advantage. R&D activities required for such purpose may be recognized when they can result in economic value ultimately. This study focuses on the revenue from technology transfer as an achievement of national R&D projects and develops an intellectual property management

Byun Jungwook; Kim Yunbae; Lee Byungchul; Choi Bodum

2009-01-01

380

Federal government agency activities in technology transfer: an historical view  

Microsoft Academic Search

For 200 years the federal government has increased its support to, and involvement with, scientific and technological research and development. In each case, effort was initiated in response to a perceived or expressed need or was otherwise deemed to be in the national interest. Also in each case, the principal thrust of each new initiative was to conduct research in

1984-01-01

381

Technology Transfer to Small Manufacturers: A Literature Review.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the past 25 years, significant changes have radically altered the competitive environment for U.S. manufacturers. Advances in technology are at the root of these changes. Economic well-being in the U.S. is in part a function of the competitiveness of i...

1995-01-01

382

Social Capital, Organizational Learning Capability, and Technological Knowledge Transfer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses inter-organizational networks to focus on firm opportunities to establish the level of social capital required to efficiently utilize network resources among certain collaborative research projects. This study reached the following conclusions: (1) establishment of social capital does little to improve the technological knowledge…

Fang, Shih-Chieh; Hung, Richard Yu-Yuan

2007-01-01

383

Laser propulsion for orbit transfer - Laser technology issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using reasonable near-term mission traffic models (1991-2000 being the assumed operational time of the system) and the most current unclassified laser and laser thruster information available, it was found that space-based laser propulsion orbit transfer vehicles (OTVs) can outperform the aerobraked chemical OTV over a 10-year life-cycle. The conservative traffic models used resulted in an optimum laser power of about 1 MW per laser. This is significantly lower than the power levels considered in other studies. Trip time was taken into account only to the extent that the system was sized to accomplish the mission schedule.

Horvath, J. C.; Frisbee, R. H.

1985-01-01

384

A delphi examination of emerging issues for successful information technology transfer in North Africa a case of Libya  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transfer of information technology (IT) is an increasingly important component for techno-economic development in the developing countries. It can play a major role in the process of technological development. Yet there have been very little studies in IT transfer in developing countries, particularly in Arab countries. The success of the IT transfer process depends upon a number of issues that

Khalid Al-Mabrouk; Jeffrey Soar

2009-01-01

385

Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer (CPST) Technology Maturation: Establishing a Foundation for a Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of U.S. National Space Policy, NASA is seeking an innovative path for human space exploration, which strengthens the capability to extend human and robotic presence throughout the solar system. NASA is laying the groundwork to enable humans to safely reach multiple potential destinations, including asteroids, Lagrange points, the Moon and Mars. In support of this, NASA is embarking on the Technology Demonstration Mission Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer (TDM CPST) Project to test and validate key cryogenic capabilities and technologies required for future exploration elements, opening up the architecture for large cryogenic propulsion stages (CPS) and propellant depots. The TDM CPST project will provide an on-orbit demonstration of the capability to store, transfer, and measure cryogenic propellants for a duration which is relevant to enable long term human space exploration missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). Recognizing that key cryogenic fluid management technologies anticipated for on-orbit (flight) demonstration needed to be matured to a readiness level appropriate for infusion into the design of the flight demonstration, the NASA Headquarters Space Technology Mission Directorate authorized funding for a one-year (FY12) ground based technology maturation program. The strategy, proposed by the CPST Project Manager, focused on maturation through modeling, studies, and ground tests of the storage and fluid transfer Cryogenic Fluid Management (CFM) technology sub-elements and components that were not already at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 5. A technology maturation plan (TMP) was subsequently approved which described: the CFM technologies selected for maturation, the ground testing approach to be used, quantified success criteria of the technologies, hardware and data deliverables, and a deliverable to provide an assessment of the technology readiness after completion of the test, study or modeling activity. This paper will present the testing, studies, and modeling that occurred in FY12 to mature cryogenic fluid management technologies for propellant storage, transfer, and supply, to examine extensibility to full scale, long duration missions, and to develop and validate analytical models. Finally, the paper will briefly describe an upcoming test to demonstrate Liquid Oxygen (LO2) Zero Boil- Off (ZBO).

Doherty, Michael P.; Meyer, Michael L.; Motil, Susan M.; Ginty, Carol A.

2013-01-01

386

The IBM Cleanroom Software Engineering Technology Transfer Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cleanroom software engineering is a theory-based, team-oriented process for developing zero-defect software with high probability. Cleanroom places software development under statistical quality control to permit scientific certification of product quality. Technologies applied in Cleanroom include box structure specification of user function and object architecture, function-theoretic design and correctness verification, and statistical usage testing for quality certification. Cleanroom management is based

R. A. Sprangler; Richard C. Linger

1992-01-01

387

LANL Transfers Glowing Bio Technology to Sandia Biotech  

SciTech Connect

Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world. Sandia Biotech is using a biological technology licensed from Los Alamos called split green fluorescent protein (sGFP), as a detecting and tracking tool for the protein and peptide industry, valuable in the fields of Alzheimer's research, drug development and other biotechnology fields using protein folding to understand protein expression and mechanisms of action.

Nakhla, Tony; ,

2012-05-21

388

LANL Transfers Glowing Bio Technology to Sandia Biotech  

ScienceCinema

Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world. Sandia Biotech is using a biological technology licensed from Los Alamos called split green fluorescent protein (sGFP), as a detecting and tracking tool for the protein and peptide industry, valuable in the fields of Alzheimer's research, drug development and other biotechnology fields using protein folding to understand protein expression and mechanisms of action.

Nakhla, Tony;

2014-06-25

389

Portable reconfigurable line sensor (PRLS) and technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

The Portable Reconfigurable Line Sensor (PRLS) is a bistatic, pulsed-Doppler, microwave intrusion detection system developed at Sandia National Laboratories for the US Air Force. The PRLS is rapidly and easily deployed, and can detect intruders ranging from a slow creeping intruder to a high speed vehicle. The system has a sharply defined detection zone and will not falsely alarm on nearby traffic. Unlike most microwave sensors, the PRLS requires no alignment or calibration. Its portability, battery operation, ease of setup, and RF alarm reporting capability make it an excellent choice for perimeter, portal, and gap-filler applications in the important new field of rapidly-deployable sensor systems. In October 1992, the US Air Force and Racon, Inc., entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to commercialize the PRLS, jointly sharing government and industry resources. The Air Force brings the user`s perspective and requirements to the cooperative effort. Sandia, serving as the technical arm of the Air Force, adds the actual PRLS technology to the joint effort, and provides security systems and radar development expertise. Racon puts the Air Force requirements and Sandia technology together into a commercial product, making the system meet important commercial manufacturing constraints. The result is a true ``win-win`` situation, with reduced government investment during the commercial development of the PRLS, and industry access to technology not otherwise available.

MacKenzie, D.P. [Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States); Buckle, T.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Blattman, D.A. [Racon, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)

1993-12-31

390

Transferring building energy technologies by linking government and private-sector programs  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy's Office of Building Technologies (OBT) may wish to use existing networks and infrastructures wherever possible to transfer energy-efficiency technologies for buildings. The advantages of relying on already existing networks are numerous. These networks have in place mechanisms for reaching audiences interested in energy-efficiency technologies in buildings. Because staffs in trade and professional organizations and in state and local programs have responsibilities for brokering information for their members or client organizations, they are open to opportunities to improve their performance in information transfer. OBT, as an entity with primarily R D functions, is, by cooperating with other programs, spared the necessity of developing an extensive technology transfer program of its own, thus reinventing the wheel.'' Instead, OBT can minimize its investment in technology transfer by relying extensively on programs and networks already in place. OBT can work carefully with staff in other organizations to support and facilitate their efforts at information transfer and getting energy-efficiency tools and technologies into actual use. Consequently, representatives of some 22 programs and organizations were contacted, and face-to-face conversations held, to explore what the potential might be for transferring technology by linking with OBT. The briefs included in this document were derived from the discussions, the newly published Directory of Energy Efficiency Information Services for the Residential and Commercial Sectors, and other sources provided by respondents. Each brief has been sent to persons contacted for their review and comment one or more times, and each has been revised to reflect the review comments.

Farhar, B.C.

1990-07-01

391

IPAD: A unique approach to government/industry cooperation for technology development and transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A key element to improved industry productivity is effective management of Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) information. To stimulate advancement, a unique joint government/industry project designated Integrated Programs for Aerospace-Vehicle Design (IPAD) was carried out from 1971 to 1984. The goal was to raise aerospace industry productivity through advancement of computer based technology to integrate and manage information involved in the design and manufacturing process. IPAD research was guided by an Industry Technical Advisory Board (ITAB) composed of over 100 representatives from aerospace and computer companies. The project complemented traditional NASA/DOD research to develop aerospace design technology and the Air Force's Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) program to advance CAM technology. IPAD had unprecedented industry support and involvement and served as a unique approach to government industry cooperation in the development and transfer of advanced technology. The IPAD project background, approach, accomplishments, industry involvement, technology transfer mechanisms and lessons learned are summarized.

Fulton, Robert E.; Salley, George C.

1985-01-01

392

Los Alamos National Laboratory technology transfer report, FY86: Progress report  

SciTech Connect

The Office for Industrial and International Initiatives serves as the initial point of contact for companies wishing access to the Laboratory's technology resources. The Office assists both industry and Laboratory personnel in the transfer process. Methods used to share technology include publications, site visits, meetings and conferences, exchange of personnel, collaborative research, and industrially sponsored research. The Laboratory's Technology Transfer Program provides technology and technical assistance to domestic private industry, universities, schools, and State and local governments. These interactions have grown steadily over the past few years, primarily because of changes in federal policy and legislation that encourage such collaboration. This trend is expected to continue as US industries turn increasingly to technological innovation to improve their productivity and competitiveness in a global economy.

Sadler, M.A.; Tellier, N.A.; Freese, K.B.

1987-12-01

393

Cost benefit assessment of NASA remote sensing technology transferred to the State of Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The benefits involved in the transfer of NASA remote sensing technology to eight Georgia state agencies are identified in quantifiable and qualitative terms, and a value for these benefits is computed by means of an effectiveness analysis. The benefits of the transfer are evaluated by contrasting a baseline scenario without Landsat and an alternative scenario with Landsat. The net present value of the Landsat technology being transferred is estimated at 9.5 million dollars. The estimated value of the transfer is most sensitive to discount rate, the cost of photo acquisition, and the cost of data digitalization. It is estimated that, if the budget is constrained, Landsat could provide data products roughly seven times more frequently than would otherwise be possible.

Kelly, D. L.; Zimmer, R. P.; Wilkins, R. D.

1978-01-01

394

Aerospace technology transfer to the public sector; Proceedings of the Conference, Crystal City, Va., November 9-11, 1977  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The dynamics of aerospace technology transfer is discussed with reference to the agencies which facilitate the transfer to both the public and private sectors. Attention is given to NASA's Technology Utilization Program, and to specific applications of aerospace technology spinoff in the daily life of Americans.

Grey, J. (editor); Newman, M.

1978-01-01

395

Measures of technology transfer effectiveness: key dimensions and differences in their use by sponsors, developers and adopters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Federally funded R&D has been viewed as a key source of advanced technologies that, if successfully transferred to the private sector, could help rebuild America's global competitiveness. The growing perception that the nation is not getting an adequate return from its federal R&D budget is accompanied by a growing demand for more measurable technology transfer results. Yet measures of technology

Mary S. Spann; M. Adams; W. E. Souder

1995-01-01

396

LANL Transfers Glowing Bio Technology to Sandia Biotech  

ScienceCinema

Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world. Sandia Biotech is using a biological technology licensed from Los Alamos called split green fluorescent protein (sGFP), as a detecting and tracking tool for the protein and peptide industry, valuable in the fields of Alzheimer's research, drug development and other biotechnology fields using protein folding to understand protein expression and mechanisms of action. http://www.lanl.gov/news/stories/glowing-future-for-los-alamos-and-sandia-b iotech-partnership.html

397

LANL Transfers Glowing Bio Technology to Sandia Biotech  

SciTech Connect

Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world. Sandia Biotech is using a biological technology licensed from Los Alamos called split green fluorescent protein (sGFP), as a detecting and tracking tool for the protein and peptide industry, valuable in the fields of Alzheimer's research, drug development and other biotechnology fields using protein folding to understand protein expression and mechanisms of action. http://www.lanl.gov/news/stories/glowing-future-for-los-alamos-and-sandia-b iotech-partnership.html

Rorick, Kevin

2012-01-01

398

LANL Transfers Glowing Bio Technology to Sandia Biotech  

ScienceCinema

Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world. Sandia Biotech is using a biological technology licensed from Los Alamos called split green fluorescent protein (sGFP), as a detecting and tracking tool for the protein and peptide industry, valuable in the fields of Alzheimer's research, drug development and other biotechnology fields using protein folding to understand protein expression and mechanisms of action. http://www.lanl.gov/news/stories/glowing-future-for-los-alamos-and-sandia-b iotech-partnership.html

Rorick, Kevin

2012-08-02

399

Thin-Film Thermocouple Technology Demonstrated for Reliable Heat Transfer Measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Exploratory work is in progress to apply thin-film thermocouples to localized heat transfer measurements on turbine engine vanes and blades. The emerging thin-film thermocouple technology shows great potential to improve the accuracy of local heat transfer measurements. To verify and master the experimental methodology of thin-film thermocouples, the NASA Lewis Research Center conducted a proof-of-concept experiment in a controlled environment before applying the thin-film sensors to turbine tests.

1996-01-01

400

Incorporating the Delphi Technique to investigate renewable energy technology transfer in Saudi Arabia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Saudi Arabia is a major oil-producing nation facing a rapidly-growing population, high unemployment, climate change, and the depletion of its natural resources, potentially including its oil supply. Technology transfer is regarded as a means to diversify countries' economies beyond their natural resources. This dissertation examined the opportunities and barriers to utilizing technology transfer successfully to build renewable energy resources in Saudi Arabia to diversify the economy beyond oil production. Examples of other developing countries that have successfully used technology transfer to transform their economies are explored, including Japan, Malayasia, and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil is presented as a detailed case study to illustrate its transition to an economy based to a much greater degree than before on renewable energy. Following a pilot study, the Delphi Method was used in this research to gather the opinions of a panel of technology transfer experts consisting of 10 heterogeneous members of different institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including aviation, telecommunication, oil industry, education, health systems, and military and governmental organizations. In three rounds of questioning, the experts identified Education, Dependence on Oil, and Manpower as the 3 most significant factors influencing the potential for success of renewable energy technology transfer for Saudi Arabia. Political factors were also rated toward the "Very Important" end of a Likert scale and were discussed as they impact Education, Oil Dependence, and Manpower. The experts' opinions are presented and interpreted. They form the basis for recommended future research and discussion of how in light of its political system and its dependence on oil, Saudi Arabia can realistically move forward on renewable energy technology transfer and secure its economic future.

Al-Otaibi, Nasir K.

401

Basic requirements for the transfer of fermentation technologies to developing countries.  

PubMed

Traditional small-scale fermentation technologies offer considerable potential for stimulating development in the food industry of developing countries in light of their low cost, scalability, minimal energy and infrastructural requirements and the wide consumer acceptance of fermented products in these countries. Efficient transfer and adaptation of these technologies is, however, often limited by inadequate basic scientific knowledge of the processes involved and the lack of appropriate biological inoculants and process controls for these technologies. Basic infrastructures, such as suitably equipped laboratories with consistent working conditions, a constant supply of good quality water and reliable power supplies, are critical elements of a minimal technology base for transfer and adaptation of these technologies. Building the institutional capacity in developing countries to facilitate research and development geared toward a better understanding of the technologies applied in small-scale traditional fermentations is essential, as is the encouragement of governments to formulate supportive national policies, which promote small-scale agro-industrial development. Socioeconomic considerations play a critical role in the successful and sustainable transfer and adoption of technologies and their products in developing countries. PMID:12036141

Rolle, R; Satin, M

2002-05-25

402

NASA Langley Research and Technology-Transfer Program in Formal Methods  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents an overview of NASA Langley research program in formal methods. The major goals of this work are to make formal methods practical for use on life critical systems, and to orchestrate the transfer of this technology to U.S. industry through use of carefully designed demonstration projects. Several direct technology transfer efforts have been initiated that apply formal methods to critical subsystems of real aerospace computer systems. The research team consists of five NASA civil servants and contractors from Odyssey Research Associates, SRI International, and VIGYAN Inc.

Butler, Ricky W.; Caldwell, James L.; Carreno, Victor A.; Holloway, C. Michael; Miner, Paul S.; DiVito, Ben L.

1995-01-01

403

Technology transfer of operator-in-the-loop simulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technology developed for operator-in-the-loop simulation in space teleoperation has been applied to Caterpillar's backhoe, wheel loader, and off-highway truck. On an SGI workstation, the simulation integrates computer modeling of kinematics and dynamics, real-time computational and visualization, and an interface with the operator through the operator's console. The console is interfaced with the workstation through an IBM-PC in which the operator's commands were digitized and sent through an RS-232 serial port. The simulation gave visual feedback adequate for the operator in the loop, with the camera's field of vision projected on a large screen in multiple view windows. The view control can emulate either stationary or moving cameras. This simulator created an innovative engineering design environment by integrating computer software and hardware with the human operator's interactions. The backhoe simulation has been adopted by Caterpillar in building a virtual reality tool for backhoe design.

Yae, K. H.; Lin, H. C.; Lin, T. C.; Frisch, H. P.

1994-01-01

404

The 1973 GSFC battery workshop, second day. [technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technological progress in the development, testing, and manufacturing of nickel-cadmium battery cells as well as hydrogen cells is presented. The following major topics were discussed: (1) carbonate analysis; (2) nickel-cadmium memory effect; (3) use of batteries in an automatic acquisition and control system; (4) accelerated testing; (5) formulation of a mathematical odel for a nickel-cadmium cell; (6) development of a light weight nickel-cadmium battery capable of delivering 20 watt hours per pound; (7) magnetic testing of nickel-cadmium cells; (8) design and performance characteristics of nickel-hydrogen and silver-hydrogen cells; and (9) development of a semiprismatic cell design. For Vol. 1, see N75-15152.

1973-01-01

405

Technology transfer at Three Mile Island Unit 2  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) formulated a program at TMI-2 in concert with the Coordination Agreement. The DOE TME-2 Information and Examination Program (TI and EP) aims to fulfill three general objectives. First, the TI and EP aims to obtain information from the TMI-2 accidient for resolving specific safety and licensing concerns; modifying applicable standards, specifications, and regulations; and defining changes in design, maintenance, operation, and personnel training. Second, the TI and EP uses TMI-2 information to advance technology in decontamination work; radioactive waste immobilization and disposal; system requalification; damaged fuel handling; and plant, reactor, and safety engineering. Finally, the TI and EP distributes the information gained from the Program to others that are engaged in research and development, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and regulation of nuclear power plants.

Burton, H.M.; Bixby, W.W.

1982-01-01

406

A Reflection in the Innovation and Technology Transfer Experience in a Regional Micro-Manufacturer: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an investigation into the innovation and technology transfer (I&TT) process in the Small-to- Medium (SME) sector within a University-Industry collaboration context. This paper provides an initial insight into the main influencing factors that affect innovation and technology transfer (I&TT) in regional micro-manufacturers. This paper explores and reflects on the innovation and technology transfer experience by embedding oneself

Steven Goh; David Thorpe

2008-01-01

407

The use of technology and leadership in enhancing strategic cooperative policing within the SADC region  

Microsoft Academic Search

The globalisation processes driving development and the transnational nature of crime require the collaboration of police within regions using sophisticated technology to combat crime. This article examines the role of technology and leadership in enhancing cooperative policing. Following a successful safety strategy during the 2010 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Soccer World Cup (SWC) tournament in South Africa, the

Ingrid Sinclair; Mpho Matlala

2011-01-01

408

Technology 2003: The Fourth National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proceedings from symposia of the Technology 2003 Conference and Exposition, December 7-9, 1993, Anaheim, CA, was discussed. Volume 1 features the Plenary Session and the Plenary Workshop, plus papers presented in Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology/Medical Technology, Environmental Technology, Materials Science, and Power and Energy.

Hackett, Michael (compiler)

1994-01-01

409

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

SciTech Connect

During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTfC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.

Donald Duttlinger

1999-12-01

410

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

SciTech Connect

During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTTC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.

Unknown

1999-10-31

411

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

SciTech Connect

During FY00, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTTC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY00, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.

Unknown

2000-05-01

412

An overview of remote sensing technology transfer in Canada and the United States  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To realize the maximum potential benefits of remote sensing, the technology must be applied by personnel responsible for the management of natural resources and the environment. In Canada and the United States, these managers are often in local offices and are not those responsible for the development of systems to acquire, preprocess, and disseminate remotely sensed data, nor those leading the research and development of techniques for analysis of the data. However, the latter organizations have recognized that the technology they develop must be transferred to the management agencies if the technology is to be useful to society. Problems of motivation and communication associated with the technology transfer process, and some of the methods employed by Federal, State, Provincial, and local agencies, academic institutions, and private organizations to overcome these problems are explored.

Strome, W. M.; Lauer, D. T.

1977-01-01

413

Lead-free solder technology transfer from ASE Americas  

SciTech Connect

To safeguard the environmental friendliness of photovoltaics, the PV industry follows a proactive, long-term environmental strategy involving a life-of-cycle approach to prevent environmental damage by its processes and products from cradle to grave. Part of this strategy is to examine substituting lead-based solder on PV modules with other solder alloys. Lead is a toxic metal that, if ingested, can damage the brain, nervous system, liver and kidneys. Lead from solder in electronic products has been found to leach out from municipal waste landfills and municipal incinerator ash was found to be high in lead also because of disposed consumer electronics and batteries. Consequently, there is a movement in Europe and Japan to ban lead altogether from use in electronic products and to restrict the movement across geographical boundaries of waste containing lead. Photovoltaic modules may contain small amounts of regulated materials, which vary from one technology to another. Environmental regulations impact the cost and complexity of dealing with end-of-life PV modules. If they were classified as hazardous according to Federal or State criteria, then special requirements for material handling, disposal, record-keeping and reporting would escalate the cost of decommissioning the modules. Fthenakis showed that several of today's x-Si modules failed the US-EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) for potential leaching of Pb in landfills and also California's standard on Total Threshold Limit Concentration (TTLC) for Pb. Consequently, such modules may be classified as hazardous waste. He highlighted potential legislation in Europe and Japan which could ban or restrict the use of lead and the efforts of the printed-circuit industries in developing Pb-free solder technologies in response to such expected legislation. Japanese firms already have introduced electronic products with Pb-free solder, and one PV manufacturer in the US, ASE Americas has used a Pb-free solder exclusively in their modules since 1993. Finding a safe, reliable and cost-effective substitute for lead-containing solders is not easy. Tin/lead solder has been the standard solder technology for several decades and extensive knowledge has been gained on the practical and theoretical aspects of its use. The printed circuit and the electronics industries recently embarked on a multi-million-dollar R and D effort to develop such alternatives, focusing on material properties, manufacturing processes, cost of alloys and long-term availability and reliability. Fthenakis outlined such efforts and listed alternatives examined by the electronics industries. One of the most promising alternatives (for electronics) is the 96.5%Sn/3.5%Ag solder that ASE Americas developed and use. ASE Americas' research and independent field testing showed it is at least as reliable as the standard one. This solder is slightly more expensive than the regular Sn/Pb solder. However, to the audience gratification, Steel Heddle, a solder manufacturer, announced that they will absorb the incremental cost and will supply 96.5%Sn/3.5%Ag at the same price as the conventional Sn/Pb solder ribbon. Another issue is the low TTLC for Ag in California (i.e., 0.5 g / kg of module), but Fthenakis showed that the Sn/Ag solder will add less than 10% of this quantity (i.e., 0.05 g of Ag / kg of module). The major point made by Fthenakis was that alternatives exist that are both environmentally benign and cost-effective, and that the PV industry can only benefit by being proactive in switching to Pb-free materials, thereby exceeding the expectations of its supporters and averting potential future legislation.

FTHENAKIS,V.

1999-10-19

414

ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

SciTech Connect

The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the seventeenth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) organizing and hosting the SWC fall technology transfer meetings in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and State College, Pennsylvania, (2) planning of the upcoming SWC spring proposal meeting, (3) release of the SWC Request-for-proposals (RFP), (4) revision of the SWC By-Laws, and (5) the SWC Executive Council nomination and election for 2005-2006 term members.

Joel L. Morrison

2005-01-04

415

Technology transfer from biomedical research to clinical practice: measuring innovation performance.  

PubMed

Studies documented 17 years of transfer time from clinical trials to practice of care. Launched in 2002, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) translational research initiative needs to develop metrics for impact assessment. A recent White House report highlighted that research and development productivity is declining as a result of increased research spending while the new drugs output is flat. The goal of this study was to develop an expanded model of research-based innovation and performance thresholds of transfer from research to practice. Models for transfer of research to practice have been collected and reviewed. Subsequently, innovation pathways have been specified based on common characteristics. An integrated, intellectual property transfer model is described. The central but often disregarded role of research innovation disclosure is highlighted. Measures of research transfer and milestones of progress have been identified based on the Association of University Technology Managers 2012 performance reports. Numeric milestones of technology transfer are recommended at threshold (top 50%), target (top 25%), and stretch goal (top 10%) performance levels. Transfer measures and corresponding target levels include research spending to disclosure (<$1.88 million), disclosure to patents (>0.81), patents to start-up (>0.1), patents to licenses (>2.25), and average per license income (>$48,000). Several limitations of measurement are described. Academic institutions should take strategic steps to bring innovation to the center of scholarly discussions. Research on research, particularly on pathways to disclosures, is needed to improve R&D productivity. Researchers should be informed about the technology transfer performance of their institution and regulations should better support innovators. PMID:24142938

Balas, E Andrew; Elkin, Peter L

2013-12-01

416

Technology transfer decision support in requirements engineering research: a systematic review of REj  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the main goals of an applied research field such as requirements engineering is the transfer of research results to\\u000a industrial use. To promote industrial adoption of technologies developed in academia, researchers need to provide tangible\\u000a evidence of the advantages of using them. This can be done through industry validation, enabling researchers to test and validate\\u000a technologies in a

Martin Ivarsson; Tony Gorschek

2009-01-01

417

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of assisting U.S. independent oil and gas producers to make timely, informed technology decisions. Functioning as a cohesive national organization, PTTC has active grassroots programs through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and 3 Satellite Offices that encompass all of the oil- and natural gas-producing regions in the U.S. Active

Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

2003-01-01

418

High technology in developing countries: Analysis of technology strategy, technology transfer, and success factors in the aircraft industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Economical development is highly related to technological development. It is\\u000atherefore not surprising that many of the industrially developing nations follow explicit strategies to increase their technological competence level. Industrially developing countries may even pursue a strategy of developing high technology competencies. This paper analysis the strategies of some developing countries in a particular high technology industry: the aircraft manufacturing

Harm-Jan Steenhuis; Bruijn de Erik J

2004-01-01

419

Waste disposal technology transfer matching requirement clusters for waste disposal facilities in China.  

PubMed

Even though technology transfer has been part of development aid programmes for many decades, it has more often than not failed to come to fruition. One reason is the absence of simple guidelines or decision making tools that help operators or plant owners to decide on the most suitable technology to adopt. Practical suggestions for choosing the most suitable technology to combat a specific problem are hard to get and technology drawbacks are not sufficiently highlighted. Western counterparts in technology transfer or development projects often underestimate or don't sufficiently account for the high investment costs for the imported incineration plant; the differing nature of Chinese MSW; the need for trained manpower; and the need to treat flue gas, bunker leakage water, and ash, all of which contain highly toxic elements. This article sets out requirements for municipal solid waste disposal plant owner/operators in China as well as giving an attribute assessment for the prevalent waste disposal plant types in order to assist individual decision makers in their evaluation process for what plant type might be most suitable in a given situation. There is no 'best' plant for all needs and purposes, and requirement constellations rely on generalisations meaning they cannot be blindly applied, but an alignment of a type of plant to a type of owner or operator can realistically be achieved. To this end, a four-step approach is suggested and a technology matrix is set out to ease the choice of technology to transfer and avoid past errors. The four steps are (1) Identification of plant owner/operator requirement clusters; (2) Determination of different municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment plant attributes; (3) Development of a matrix matching requirement clusters to plant attributes; (4) Application of Quality Function Deployment Method to aid in technology localisation. The technology transfer matrices thus derived show significant performance differences between the various technologies available. It is hoped that the resulting research can build a bridge between technology transfer research and waste disposal research in order to enhance the exchange of more sustainable solutions in future. PMID:22770778

Dorn, Thomas; Nelles, Michael; Flamme, Sabine; Jinming, Cai

2012-11-01

420

Report of a Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer Held in Frankfort, Kentucky on September 11-12, 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This summary of the deliberations of the Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer includes an outline of a functioning solar energy technology network for the State of Kentucky and a set of recommendations for future action. Four main...

R. Capps

1978-01-01

421

Report of a Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer Held in Jackson, Mississippi on September 7-8, 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This summary of the decisions and recommendations of the Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer includes a brief discussion of the outline of a functioning solar energy technology network in the State of Mississippi. During the conf...

S. F. Graves

1978-01-01

422

Technological Transfer from Research Nuclear Reactors to New Generation Nuclear Power Reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this paper is the analysis of the technological transfer role in the nuclear field, with particular emphasis on nuclear reactors domain. The presentation is sustained by historical arguments. In this frame, it is very important to start with the achievements of the first nuclear systems, for instant those with natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as

Laura Radulescu; Margarit Pavelescu

2010-01-01

423

Using the DACUM Process as an Effective and Efficient Tool in International Technology Transfer Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores two cases of the use of the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process in the transfer of technology from Canada to China. Describes the DACUM process and the Transport Systems Training Project that used it, illustrated with three DACUM charts. (JOW)

Lamoureux, Marvin E.; Leeper, Michael J.

1996-01-01

424

A Preliminary Study of the Consequences of Deep Ocean Mining Technology Transfer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is concerned with the issue of the possible transfer of U.S. and other developed country deep ocean mining (DOM) technologies to developing countries. This subject is one of several major issues in current United Nations Law of the Seas negotia...

P. B. Grote W. A. Coleman

1978-01-01

425

Technology Transfer Metrics: Measurement and Verification of Data/Reusable Launch Vehicle Business Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Congress and the Executive Branch have mandated that all branches of the Federal Government exert a concentrated effort to transfer appropriate government and government contractor-developed technology to the industrial use in the U.S. economy. For many y...

G. W. Trivoli

1996-01-01

426

Overcoming barriers to technology transfer between small business assistance agencies and their clients: Third world style  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of an empirical examination of the methods small business assistance agencies in the Dominican Republic use to overcome technology transfer barriers. The availability and the methods agencies use to access the world's business knowledge are examined, as well as how the agencies disseminate the information to clients. The discussion identifies barriers that inhibit the flow

John Masten; Alan Miller

1995-01-01

427

Development of a Strategic Technology Transfer Plan for DOE'S Active Heating and Cooling Division. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The technology transfer objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy's Active Heating and Cooling Division (AHCD) are to quickly and effectively disseminate as well as improve access to the results from its solar R and D projects to its user markets. A stu...

1984-01-01

428

NASA/BLM Applications Pilot Test (APT), phase 2. Volume 3: Technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Techniques used and materials presented at a planning session and two workshops held to provide hands-on training in the integration of quantitatively based remote sensing data are described as well as methods used to enhance understanding of approaches to inventories that integrate multiple data sources given various resource information objectives. Significant results from each of the technology transfer sessions are examined.

1981-01-01

429

The role of academic technology transfer organizations in improving industry science links  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transfer of scientific and technological know-how into valuable economic activity has become a high priority on many policy agendas. Industry Science Links (ISLs) are an important dimension of this policy orientation. Over the last decades, multiple insights have been gained (both theoretical and empirical) as to how “effective” ISLs can be fostered through the design and the development of

Koenraad Debackere; Reinhilde Veugelers

2005-01-01

430

Factors affecting information technology transfer and innovation diffusion in health care  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transfer of electronic mail as a new technology was examined in over 60 academic health centers in the USA by surveying 1,335 individuals. Innovation attributes are important predictors for both the spread of usage (internal diffusion) and depth of usage (infusion) of electronic mail. In addition, organizational and boundary-spanning attributes are significant predictors for diffusion. Ease of use, visibility,

Joan Ash; L. N. Goslin

1997-01-01

431

Improving industry science links through university technology transfer units: An analysis and a case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Connectivity has become one of the critical success factors in generating and sustaining high-performing National Innovation Systems. Industry Science Links (ISLs) are an important dimension of this connectivity. Over the last decades, multiple insights have been gained (both from theory and practice) as to how 'effective' ISLs can be fostered through the design and the development of university-based technology transfer

Koenraad Debackere; Reinhilde Veugelers

2002-01-01

432

Efficiency and evaluation analysis of a network of technology transfer brokers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology transfer (TT) brokers are a type of innovation intermediary that is regarded as a facilitator of the interaction between donor and recipient within an innovation process. Yet, little is known about how to analyse their performance and efficiency. This paper aims at modelling a proper production function for the TT brokers, providing insights on how to compare their performance

Salvatore Amico Roxas; Giuseppe Piroli; Mario Sorrentino

2011-01-01

433

General packet radio service (GPRS) technology transfer: A case study to evaluate transferors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The arrival of mobile phone also known as global system for mobile communications (original acronym: groupe special mobile - GSM) operators and their rapid growth may well be seen as one of the most significant developments in the field of communication and information technology over the last two decades. The aim of this study is to investigate the international transfer

Berna Tektas; Sitki Gozlu

2008-01-01

434

Technology transfer potential of an automated water monitoring system. [market research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The nature and characteristics of the potential economic need (markets) for a highly integrated water quality monitoring system were investigated. The technological, institutional and marketing factors that would influence the transfer and adoption of an automated system were studied for application to public and private water supply, public and private wastewater treatment and environmental monitoring of rivers and lakes.

Jamieson, W. M.; Hillman, M. E. D.; Eischen, M. A.; Stilwell, J. M.

1976-01-01

435

Transferring the Soft-Skills Technology of Workplace Learning and Performance to China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses international business and workplace learning and performance (WLP), and describes a long-term strategic alliance between Motorola University China, Penn State University, Beijing University, and Nankai University. Highlights include a needs assessment of multinational corporations in China; transferring the soft-skills technology of WLP…

Yan, Jenny; Rothwell, William J.; Webster, Lois

2001-01-01

436

Brokerage and SME Innovation: An Analysis of the Technology Transfer Service at Area Science Park, Italy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper contributes to the literature on innovation brokerage by analysing the effects of brokerage activities on the innovation and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The authors provide a detailed description of the Technology Transfer Service (TTS), credited as a European best-practice innovation broker, at Area Science…

Cattapan, Paolo; Passarelli, Mariacarmela; Petrone, Michele

2012-01-01

437

(Solar energy technology transfer, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 20August 30, 1989)  

Microsoft Academic Search

I travelled to Guatemala City, Guatemala and to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to gather information regarding the possibility of transferring photovoltaic technology for rural household uses in each respective country. Meetings were held with US government officials in each country mission (USAID and the commercial attaches); with utility officials; cooperative managers; and PVO's. The overall response was very positive; two of the

Waddle

1989-01-01

438

Research Universities, Technology Transfer, and Job Creation: What Infrastructure, For What Training?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology transfer and innovation are considered major drivers of sustainable development; they place knowledge and its dissemination in society at the heart of the development process. This article considers the role of research universities, and how they can interact with key actors and institutions involved in "innovation…

Brodhag, Christian

2013-01-01

439

Beyond Technology Transfer: Quality of Life Impacts from R&D Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents methodology and findings from three product efficacy studies that verify the quality of life benefits resulting from prior research, development, and transfer activities. The paper then discusses key lessons learned with implications for product evaluation practice. The studies assessed the quality of three assistive technology

Stone, Vathsala I.; Lockett, Michelle; Usiak, Douglas J.; Arthanat, Sajay

2010-01-01

440

Sophistry, relevance and technology transfer in management research: an IMP perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The practical relevance of research to the needs of managers matters to academics, business people, and policy makers. The paper asks whether Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group (IMP) research has achieved such relevance. If not, was relevance never achieved, was it once achieved but has now been lost, or are inadequate technology transfer processes at fault?

Ross Brennan; Peter W. Turnbull

2002-01-01

441

Enhancing climate technology transfer through greater public-private cooperation: Lessons from Thailand and the Philippines  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article contributes to debates about climate change policy and technology transfer by analyzing the success factors underlying collaboration between private companies and communities in developing countries. To date, much attention to capacity building for enabling environments — including public-private collaboration — under the climate change conven- tion has focused on state-led initiatives and on the innovation and development of

Tim Forsyth

2005-01-01

442

University-industry entrepreneurship: The organization and management of American university technology transfer units  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mechanisms for increasing technology transfer between universities and industry have proliferated rapidly in the United States as institutions of higher education have become much more entrepreneurial. The economic implications of these activities have received substantial attention and the sociological aspects of this process have been vigorously debated (e.g. the effect of university-industry relationships on academic integrity). Much less consideration has

David D. Dill

1995-01-01

443

Thai decision makers in the United States: attitudes toward technology transfer in a newly industrializing country  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of the study was to determine the attitudes of Thai policy makers toward technology transfer into newly industrializing countries such as Thailand. These opinions were considered crucial in determining the direction of industrialization of the country. The study was conducted with a sample of Thai government administrators and business leaders employed in the State of California. Analysis consisted

Suriyakumpol

1985-01-01

444

Technology transfer or Sociotechnical change? Exploring energy options for Norfolk Island  

Microsoft Academic Search

Energy options for Norfolk Island have been explored for the last 25 years, and there has been little change in the way energy is produced and consumed. The focus of the exploration has been almost entirely technical, and concepts of technology transfer as a holistic process occurring in a social context - a sociotechnical landscape - have not been adopted.

D. C. Barton

445

Taking a Dive for a Friend - The Decision to Transfer Nuclear Submarine Technology to Canada.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Late on an April afternoon in 1988, the long awaited word from the White House reached the U.S. national security bureaucracy: President Reagan had approved the transfer of U.S.-developed nuclear submarine propulsion technology to Canada and would inform ...

G. L. Brubaker

1990-01-01

446

Technology transfer’ and the research university: a search for the boundaries of university-industry collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the emerging ‘technology transfer’ role US academics are expected to play in economic development, what specific roles they believe they can play in industrial innovations, and how they might go about collaborating with private industry. Based on a national survey response of approximately 1000 faculty members at research-intensive universities it concludes that US academics in the 1990s

Yong S. Lee

1996-01-01

447

Key Factors in the Transfer of Technology from Universities in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. For the most part, technology transfer from universities in the United States is still not considered to be an efficient process. Reasons for this inefficiency vary, with the most obvious being the dramatically different missions of universities and businesses. Still, universities are viewed as essential sources of innovation for generating and sustaining economic growth. Of special

W. T. Flannery; M. R. Garcia Delgado

2006-01-01

448

PROCEEDINGS: SEVENTH SYMPOSIUM ON THE TRANSFER AND UTILIZATION OF PARTICULATE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY. VOLUME 2  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document presentations from the seventh symposium on the transfer and utilization of particulate control technology, March 22-25, 1988, in Nashville, TN. Objectives of the symposium were to encourage the exchange of new knowledge in the particulate control field b...

449

PROCEEDINGS: SEVENTH SYMPOSIUM ON THE TRANSFER AND UTILIZATION OF PARTICULATE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY. VOLUME 1  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document presentations from the seventh symposium on the transfer and utilization of particulate control technology, March 22-25, 1988, in Nashville, TN. Objectives of the symposium were to encourage the exchange of new knowledge in the particulate control field b...

450

Technology Transfer from University-Based Research Centers: The University of New Mexico Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 55 research centers at the University of New Mexico investigated the nature of the typical center, why funding has risen during the 1990s, reasons for founding the centers, the director's role, how university-based research centers transfer technology to private companies and other organizations, and what determines program…

Rogers, Everett M.; Hall, Brad; Hashimoto, Michio; Steffensen, Morten; Speakman, Kristen L.; Timko, Molly K.

1999-01-01

451

Liquid propulsion technology for expendable and STS launch vehicle transfer stages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Liquid propulsion design options for orbital transfer vehicles (OTV) were analyzed for various upper stage applications. High and low pressure earth storable propellant system technology and high performance, low thrust cryogenic concepts were investigated for payload stages of 39,000 lbm to 57,300 lbm low earth orbit (LEO) class launch vehicles. The design criteria was baselined for a specific impulse of

Kimberly A. Ennix; Mark Coleman

1987-01-01

452

Research Universities, Technology Transfer, and Job Creation: What Infrastructure, For What Training?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology transfer and innovation are considered major drivers of sustainable development; they place knowledge and its dissemination in society at the heart of the development process. This article considers the role of research universities, and how they can interact with key actors and institutions involved in "innovation…

Brodhag, Christian

2913-01-01

453

Building World-Market Competitors: Technology Transfer and the Illinois Community College System. 1990 Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1990, the Illinois Council of Public Community College Presidents (ICPCCP) commissioned a survey to document the current capacity and future potential of the Illinois Community College System (ICCS) to provide technology transfer assistance to the commercial marketplace and the public sector. An extensive questionnaire was developed and mailed…

Bragg, Debra D.

454

Space transfer vehicle concepts and requirements study. Volume 2, book 4: Integrated advanced technology development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Transfer Vehicle (STV) program provides both an opportunity and a requirement to increase our upper stage capabilities with the development and applications of new technologies. Issues such as man rating, space basing, reusability, and long lunar surface storage times drive the need for new technology developments and applications. In addition, satisfaction of mission requirements such as lunar cargo delivery capability and lunar landing either require new technology development or can be achieved in a more cost-effective manner with judicious applications of advanced technology. During the STV study, advanced technology development requirements and plans have been addressed by the Technology/Advanced Development Working Group composed of NASA and contractor representatives. This report discusses the results to date of this working group. The first section gives an overview of the technologies that have potential or required applications for the STV and identifies those technologies baselined for the STV. Figures are provided that list the technology categories and show the priority placed on those technology categories for either the space-based or ground-based options. The second section covers the plans and schedules for incorporating the technologies into the STV program.

Weber, Gary A.

1991-01-01

455

Space transfer vehicle concepts and requirements study. Volume 2, book 4: Integrated advanced technology development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Space Transfer Vehicle (STV) program provides both an opportunity and a requirement to increase our upper stage capabilities with the development and applications of new technologies. Issues such as man rating, space basing, reusability, and long lunar surface storage times drive the need for new technology developments and applications. In addition, satisfaction of mission requirements such as lunar cargo delivery capability and lunar landing either require new technology development or can be achieved in a more cost-effective manner with judicious applications of advanced technology. During the STV study, advanced technology development requirements and plans have been addressed by the Technology/Advanced Development Working Group composed of NASA and contractor representatives. This report discusses the results to date of this working group. The first section gives an overview of the technologies that have potential or required applications for the STV and identifies those technologies baselined for the STV. Figures are provided that list the technology categories and show the priority placed on those technology categories for either the space-based or ground-based options. The second section covers the plans and schedules for incorporating the technologies into the STV program.

Weber, Gary A.

1991-04-01

456

Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions--Technology Counts 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the special issues of the eighth edition of "Education Week's" annual report on education technology, "Technology Counts." The annual report tracks the economic and policy forces that are converging to push those changes, which are happening at the federal, state, and local levels. States and school districts are spending…

Edwards, Virginia

2005-01-01

457

Technology 2001: The Second National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Papers from the technical sessions of the Technology 2001 Conference and Exposition are presented. The technical sessions featured discussions of advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, computer graphics and simulation, communications, data and information management, electronics, electro-optics, environmental technology, life sciences, materials science, medical advances, robotics, software engineering, and test and measurement.

1991-01-01

458

Report of a Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer. Austin, Texas, 12-13 June 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Charged with the responsibility of determining the best way to plan for solar technology information transfer within the state of Texas, participants in the Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer met to discuss the many ongoing activities related to energy information dissemination, to analyze the resources available in…

Southwestern Library Association, Stillwater, OK.

459

Methodology for the Analysis of Investment Alternatives to Stimulate Development and Technology Transfer for Energy Technologies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A methodology is presented for the analysis of incentives that could be offered by the Government to encourage the development and commercialization of selected energy technologies. A decision-oriented approach has been adopted in characterizing a typical...

1978-01-01

460

Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer Technology Demonstration For Long Duration In-Space Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The high specific impulse of cryogenic propellants can provide a significant performance advantage for in-space transfer vehicles. The upper stages of the Saturn V and various commercial expendable launch vehicles have used liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants; however, the application of cryogenic propellants has been limited to relatively short duration missions due to the propensity of cryogens to absorb environmental heat resulting in fluid losses. Utilizing advanced cryogenic propellant technologies can enable the efficient use of high performance propellants for long duration missions. Crewed mission architectures for beyond low Earth orbit exploration can significantly benefit from this capability by developing realistic launch spacing for multiple launch missions, by prepositioning stages and by staging propellants at an in-space depot. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the Office of the Chief Technologist is formulating a Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer Technology Demonstration Mission to mitigate the technical and programmatic risks of infusing these advanced technologies into the development of future cryogenic propellant stages or in-space propellant depots. NASA is seeking an innovative path for human space exploration, which strengthens the capability to extend human and robotic presence throughout the solar system. This mission will test and validate key cryogenic technological capabilities and has the objectives of demonstrating advanced thermal control technologies to minimize propellant loss during loiter, demonstrating robust operation in a microgravity environment, and demonstrating efficient propellant transfer on orbit. The status of the demonstration mission concept development, technology demonstration planning and technology maturation activities in preparation for flight system development are described.

Meyer, Michael L.; Motil, Susan M.; Kortes, Trudy F.; Taylor, William J.; McRight, Patrick S.

2012-01-01

461

Information Technology in Complex Health Services : Organizational Impediments to Successful Technology Transfer and Diffusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo identify impediments to the successful transfer and implementation of packaged information systems through large, divisionalized health services.DesignA case analysis of the failure of an implementation of a critical application in the Public Health System of the State of New South Wales, Australia, was carried out. This application had been proven in the United States environment.MeasurementsInterviews involving over 60 staff

Frank Charles Gray Southon; Chris Sauer

1997-01-01

462

Technology Transfer  

Cancer.gov

The bisulfite-conversion portion of this process is currently being assessed for conversion efficiency, template loss, and stability of bisulfite-converted DNA before being implemented into a production offering.

463

System technology analysis of aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicles: Moderate lift/drag (0.75-1.5). Volume 2: Supporting research and technology report, phase 1 and 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology payoffs of representative ground based (Phase 1) and space based (Phase 2) mid lift/drag ratio (L/D) aeroassisted orbit transfer vehicles (AOTV) were assessed and prioritized. The methodology employed to generate technology payoffs, the major payoffs identified, the urgency of the technology effort required, and the technology plans suggested are summarized for both study phases. Technology issues concerning aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, thermal protection, propulsion, and guidance, navigation and control are addressed.

1985-01-01

464

MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee. Second semiannual status report, July 1988--March 1989  

SciTech Connect

As part of the MHD Integrated Topping Cycle (ITC) project, TRW was given the responsibility to organize, charter and co-chair, with the Department of Energy (DOE), an MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee (TTIRC). The Charter of the TTIRC, which was approved by the DOE in June 1988 and distributed to the committee members, is included as part of this Summary. As stated in the Charter, the purpose of this committee is to: (1) review all Proof-of-Concept (POC) projects and schedules in the national MHD program; to assess their compatibility with each other and the first commercial MHD retrofit plant; (2) establish and implement technology transfer formats for users of this technology; (3) identify interfaces, issues, and funding structures directly impacting the success of the commercial retrofit; (4) investigate and identify the manner in which, and by whom, the above should be resolved; and (5) investigate and assess other participation (foreign and domestic) in the US MHD Program. The DOE fiscal year 1989 MHD Program Plan Schedule is included at the end of this Summary. The MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee`s activities to date have focused primarily on the ``technology transfer`` aspects of its charter. It has provided a forum for the dissemination of technical and programmatic information among workers in the field of MHD and to the potential end users, the utilities, by holding semi-annual meetings. The committee publishes this semi-annual report, which presents in Sections 2 through 11 capsule summaries of technical progress for all DOE Proof-of-Concept MHD contracts and major test facilities.

Not Available

1989-10-01

465

A new pattern of technology transfer in rural China: Triple helix of academy?agriculture?government relations in Baoji city)  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the transformation of the agro?technology extension system in rural China, many new policy experiments are emerging to rebuild the lost linkages and to improve technology transfer with the system and among systems. Applying the Triple Helix Model of academy?agriculture?government relations, this paper explores a new pattern of technology transfer with the case of BaojiCity. The authors interpret the mechanism

Jun Tu; Shulin Gu; Guisheng Wu

2005-01-01

466

Orbit transfer rocket engine integrated control and health monitoring system technology readiness assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of this task were to: (1) estimate the technology readiness of an integrated control and health monitoring (ICHM) system for the Aerojet 7500 lbF Orbit Transfer Vehicle engine preliminary design assuming space based operations; and (2) estimate the remaining cost to advance this technology to a NASA defined 'readiness level 6' by 1996 wherein the technology has been demonstrated with a system validation model in a simulated environment. The work was accomplished through the conduct of four subtasks. In subtask 1 the minimally required functions for the control and monitoring system was specified. The elements required to perform these functions were specified in Subtask 2. In Subtask 3, the technology readiness level of each element was assessed. Finally, in Subtask 4, the development cost and schedule requirements were estimated for bringing each element to 'readiness level 6'.

Bickford, R. L.; Collamore, F. N.; Gage, M. L.; Morgan, D. B.; Thomas, E. R.

1992-01-01

467

Spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random-access memory technologies for normally off computing (invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most parts of present computer systems are made of volatile devices, and the power to supply them to avoid information loss causes huge energy losses. We can eliminate this meaningless energy loss by utilizing the non-volatile function of advanced spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random-access memory (STT-MRAM) technology and create a new type of computer, i.e., normally off computers. Critical tasks to achieve normally off computers are implementations of STT-MRAM technologies in the main memory and low-level cache memories. STT-MRAM technology for applications to the main memory has been successfully developed by using perpendicular STT-MRAMs, and faster STT-MRAM technologies for applications to the cache memory are now being developed. The present status of STT-MRAMs and challenges that remain for normally off computers are discussed.

Ando, K.; Fujita, S.; Ito, J.; Yuasa, S.; Suzuki, Y.; Nakatani, Y.; Miyazaki, T.; Yoda, H.

2014-05-01

468

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

SciTech Connect

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and natural gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. Networking opportunities that occur with a Houston Headquarters (HQ) location are increasing name awareness. Focused efforts by Executive Director Don Duttlinger to interact with large independents, national service companies and some majors are continuing to supplement the support base of the medium to smaller industry participants around the country. PTTC is now involved in many of the technology-related activities that occur in high oil and natural gas activity areas. Access to technology remains the driving force for those who do not have in-house research and development capabilities and look to the PTTC to provide services and options for increased efficiency.

Unknown

2003-04-30

469

A project to transfer technology from NASA centers in support of industrial innovation in the midwest  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A technology transfer program utilizing graduate students in mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas was initiated in early 1981. The objective of the program was to encourage industrial innovation in the Midwest through improved industry/university cooperation and the utilization of NASA technology. A related and important aspect of the program was the improvement of graduate engineering education through the involvement of students in the identification and accomplishment of technological objectives in cooperation with scientists at NASA centers and engineers in industry. The pilot NASA/University Industrial Innovation Program was an outstanding success based on its ability to: attract top graduate students; secure industry support; and stimulate industry/university cooperation leading to enhanced university capability and utilization of advanced technology by industry.

Barr, B. G.

1986-01-01

470

Information and Communication Technologies and the Global Digital Divide: Technology Transfer, Development, and Least Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the global digital di- vide and discusses conditions and circumstances that have con- tributed to its creation. An important issue this article explores is whether there is a convergence, absolute convergence, divergence, or relative divergence in the application and diffusion of Informa- tion and Communication Technologies (ICTs) between developed countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and if

Mitchell F. Rice

2003-01-01

471

Technology 2003: The Fourth National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proceedings from symposia of the Technology 2003 Conference and Exposition, Dec. 7-9, 1993, Anaheim, CA, are presented. Volume 2 features papers on artificial intelligence, CAD&E, computer hardware, computer software, information management, photonics, robotics, test and measurement, video and imaging, and virtual reality/simulation.

Hackett, Michael (compiler)

1994-01-01

472

Modularization and nuclear power. Report by the Technology Transfer Modularization Task Team  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of the work performed by the Technology Transfer Task Team on Modularization. This work was performed as part of the Technology Transfer work being performed under Department of Energy Contract 54-7WM-335406, between December, 1984 and February, 1985. The purpose of this task team effort was to briefly survey the current use of modularization in the nuclear and non-nuclear industries and to assess and evaluate the techniques available for potential application to nuclear power. A key conclusion of the evaluation was that there was a need for a study to establish guidelines for the future development of Light Water Reactor, High Temperature Gas Reactor and Liquid Metal Reactor plants. The guidelines should identify how modularization can improve construction, maintenance, life extension and decommissioning.

Not Available

1985-06-01

473

Technical assistance and the transfer of remote sensing technology. [for economic development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The transfer of technology from industrialized countries to the third world is a very complicated process and one that requires a great deal of research and development. The political and social obstacles to this transfer are generally greater than the technical obstacles, but technical assistance programs have neither the competence nor the inclination to deal with these factors adequately. Funding for technical assistance in remote sensing is now expanding rapidly, and there is a growing need for institutions to study and promote the effective use of this technology for economic development. The United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development and the Canadian technical assistance agencies take different approaches to the problem and deal with the political pressures in different ways.

Chipman, R.

1977-01-01

474

Technology transfer of Network Therapy to community-based addictions counselors.  

PubMed

This paper describes a technology transfer initiative in which Network Therapy (NT), a substance abuse treatment that utilizes peer and family support, was disseminated to a cohort of addictions counselors located in an outpatient community-based addictions treatment center. Training methods included a didactic seminar, role-playing, use of videotaped illustrations, and clinical supervision, and are described in detail. Counselors then implemented the NT approach with a sample of cocaine-abusing patients (N = 10) who were being treated concurrently with the standard program provided by the treatment setting. NT patients were compared by chart review with a cohort of cocaine abusers who received community treatment--as-usual (TAU) (N = 20). The groups did not differ on demographic variables or the amount of TAU received at the community program. However, NT patients had significantly less positive urinalyses than TAU patients, though they were not significantly different in terms of treatment retention. Implications for technology transfer are discussed. PMID:10023618

Keller, D S; Galanter, M

1999-03-01

475

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS  

SciTech Connect

In pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) functions as a cohesive national organization that implements industry's directives through active regional programs. The role of the national headquarters (HQ) organization includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. PTTC relies on 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) as its main program delivery mechanism to industry. Through its regions, PTTC connects with independent oil and gas producers--through technology workshops, resources centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts. The organization effectively combines federal, state, and industry funding to achieve important goals for all of these sectors. This integrated funding base, combined with industry volunteers guiding PTTC's activities and the dedication of national and regional staff, are achieving notable results. PTTC is increasingly recognized as a critical resource for information and access to technologies, especially for smaller companies. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY98, and its strategy for achieving further growth in the future.

Unknown

1998-10-31

476

Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer Technology Demonstration: Prephase A Government Point-of-Departure Concept Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary purpose of this study was to define a point-of-departure prephase A mission concept for the cryogenic propellant storage and transfer technology demonstration mission to be conducted by the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT). The mission concept includes identification of the cryogenic propellant management technologies to be demonstrated, definition of a representative mission timeline, and definition of a viable flight system design concept. The resulting mission concept will serve as a point of departure for evaluating alternative mission concepts and synthesizing the results of industry- defined mission concepts developed under the OCT contracted studies

Mulqueen, J. A.; Addona, B. M.; Gwaltney, D. A.; Holt, K. A.; Hopkins, R. C.; Matis, J. A.; McRight, P. S.; Popp, C. G.; Sutherlin, S. G.; Thomas, H. D.; Baysinger, M. F.; Maples, C. D.; Capizzo, P. D.; Fabisinski, L. L.; Hornsby, L. S.; Percy, T. K.; Thomas, S. D.

2012-01-01

477

Cryogenic gear technology for an orbital transfer vehicle engine and tester design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology available for gears used in advanced Orbital Transfer Vehicle rocket engines and the design of a cryogenic adapted tester used for evaluating advanced gears are presented. The only high-speed, unlubricated gears currently in cryogenic service are used in the RL10 rocket engine turbomachinery. Advanced rocket engine gear systems experience operational load conditions and rotational speed that are beyond current experience levels. The work under this task consisted of a technology assessment and requirements definition followed by design of a self-contained portable cryogenic adapted gear test rig system.

Calandra, M.; Duncan, G.

1986-01-01

478

Factors affecting the transfer of technology from industry\\/university cooperatives to sponsoring companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper illuminates the technology-transfer process by identifying the factors affecting the implementation decisions of\\u000a sponsor companies with regard to eight projects conducted at two industry\\/university cooperative-research centers. Telephone\\u000a interviews with corporate-sponsor representatives provided the data. The factors reported most often as influential in the\\u000a decision of whether or not to use research results were relevance of the project, researcher's

Jean Russo; Roy C. Herrenkohl

1990-01-01

479

Clean energy technology transfer: A review of programs under the UNFCCC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the experience andresults of programs designed tooperationalize the technology transferprovisions of the United Nations FrameworkConvention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These programs share a common goal ofdemonstrating modalities for developedcountry parties to fulfill their obligationunder the UNFCCC to supporttechnology transfer to developing countryparties that facilitates theirparticipation in global efforts to combatclimate changes. Several related U.S.bilateral programs and programs

DAVID M. KLINE; LAURA VIMMERSTEDT; RON BENIOFF

2004-01-01

480

Daq Cards for the Compact Muon Solenoid:. a Successful Technology Transfer Case  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we give the description of a project accomplished by a collaboration of researchers, engineers and managers from a Greek medium-size company Hourdakis Electronics S.A and the research laboratories CERN in Geneva and DEMOKRITOS in Athens. The project involved the production of 22 Input-Output DAQ electronic modules to be used for R&D purposes in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment of LHC at CERN. This project can be considered a successful technology transfer.

Barone, Michele; Fanourakis, George; Geralis, Theo; Mastroyiannopoulos, Nikos; Tzamarias, Spyros; Zachariadou, Katerina; Tsoussis, Lefteris

2002-11-01

481

Hyperspectral Technology Transfer to the US Department of Interior: Summary of Results of the NASA/DOI Hyperspectral Technology Transfer Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 1997 the Office of Biological Informatics and Outreach (OBIO), Biological Resources Division, US Geological Survey and NASA, Office of Earth Science (OES), initiated a coordinated effort for applying Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) data and analysis, as a technology transfer project, to critical DOI environmental issues in four study sites throughout the United States. This work was accomplished by four US Department of the Interior (DOI) study teams with support from NASA/OES principal investigators and the Office of Earth Science programs. The studies, including personnel, objectives, background, project plans, and milestones were documented in a project website at . This report summarizes the final outcomes of the project, detailing accomplishments, lessons learned, and benefits realized to NASA, the US Geological Survey, and the participating DOI bureaus.

Root, Ralph; Wickland, Diane

2001-01-01

482

Technological requirements of nuclear electric propulsion systems for fast Earth-Mars transfers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in electric propulsion technologies such as magnetoplasma rockets gave a new momentum to the study of nuclear electric propulsion concepts for Mars missions. Some recent works have been focused on very short Earth-to-Mars transfers of about 40 days with high-power, variable specific impulse propulsion systems [1]. While the interest of nuclear electric propulsion appears clearly with regard to the payload mass ratio (due to a high level of speci