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What is the Technology Marketplace?

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C-TRAC’s Technology Marketplace is an online gathering place where innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, academia and government agencies connect while expanding the art of the possible.

What is Technology Transfer?

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Technology transfer is a brave new world, opening new pathways of discovery in our fast-paced digital age. Today, many companies, universities, and governmental organizations are dedicating entire departments to identify research where tech transfer has the potential for commercial interest and utilization.

Download White Paper: Technology Transfer Playbook

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From the FLC website: "...a playbook of key “plays” drawn from best practices at federal laboratories across the country to share the efforts and authorities that are currently being utilized to improve the technology transfer process."

WANTED: More Books on Technology Transfer

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Technology Transfer is not a terribly familiar idea to a great many people, so we went out on Amazon to see what books are available on the subject. A big surprise was how few there are: less than one page total of relevant hits, spread across a couple of pages. Another surprise was how many of them are deeply academic collections of research papers and essays and, at well over $100, priced solely for university collections.

Licensing DoD Technology

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Licensing 101 Training

Think Twice Before Pulling the Plug on Tech Transfer

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An insightful article about the risks of adopting some current "half-baked theories" regarding technology transfer, originally published by IPWatchdog.com Oct. 3, 2017.

Capitalizing On the Entire Potential Innovative Capacity of Academia: Recommendations for Universities and Technology Transfer Offices

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Women make up 50 percent of the workforce, more than 25 percent of STEM employees, but hold less than 10 percent of the patents.

Highlights of AUTM’s U.S. Licensing Activity Survey FY 2015 Highlights

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For 25 years, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has implemented its annual Licensing Activity Survey to highlight the public value of technology transfer.

While anyone can browse the technologies or read the articles, you will have a lot more fun on the site if you create a profile. You can rate technologies, make comments, ask questions, and communicate directly with the inventors, support organizations, academics and government representatives who all have profiles on the site. You can also add your own content -- post a technologies, events, white papers, press releases and articles or blogs. You can also post your technology wish list while learning what others are searching for. 

Creating a profile is extremely simple: just click on the orange Get Started button at the top right and follow the prompts.

Make sure you are logged in, then head to the Events listings via the link near the top of the screen. Click the orange button on the right labeled "Add an Event."

Fill in as many of the fields as possible. Some, like the Google Maps URL, are mandatory. Click here to learn how to get the Google Maps URL you need.

Note that the Description field has a limit of 400 characters, including spaces.

Your event will be promptly reviewed by a Tech Marketplace administrator. Once approved, it will become visible to all. 

Go to Google maps here and enter the name and/or address of the venue. When Maps finds the location, simply copy the link in your browser's address bar and paste it in the Google Maps URL field. Voila! When you save the event, the background image will be a map of the venue location. 

Creating a profile is extremely simple: just click on the orange Get Started button at the top right and follow the prompts. Fill in as much or as little information as you like. You may log in using one of your social media accounts, or you can create an account using your email address and the password of your choice.