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Partnering with NIST Through Technology Transfer

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NIST has an expansive collection of leading-edge discoveries and inventions that can be accessed through NIST’s technology transfer office, the Technology Partnerships Office, or TPO. TPO manages technology transfer services for NIST. Our mission is to enable and guide collaboration, invention development, and licensing to advance today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s innovations that improve our quality of life and enhance U.S. economic competitiveness. We look forward to meeting our mission and guiding you through the partnering process.

  • Partnering OverviewLearn about partnerships with the NIST Laboratories, User Facilities, and Programs served by the NIST Technology Partnerships Office.
  • Collaborative Agreements – Learn about the different transactional and co-development agreements TPO uses to help industry and academia interact and partner with NIST laboratories and scientists to support technology development activities. For funding opportunities, see SBIR.
  • Licensing Technologies ‒ NIST Technology Partnerships Office licenses the discoveries of NIST so new technologies can be developed and commercialized and to convert these inventions from concept to practical application.

  • Find a Researcher Access a list of NIST researchers and select a researcher to obtain their profile and contact information.
Created September 7, 2023, Updated October 6, 2023