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Partnerships

NIST:

  • Managing NIST intellectual property (inventions, patents, licenses, trademarks)
  • Managing the NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
  • Supporting NIST Associates and Guest Researchers (DGR)
  • Analyzing the economic impact of NIST technology transfer activities (See  Reports and Publications)

Government-wide:

The Public:

  • Promoting formal collaboration opportunities with Academia and U.S. Companies
  • Promoting the economic impact of federal technology transfer activities (See Reports and Publications)
  • Assessing and Improving the transfer process of technologies from lab to market (FLC)
  • Analyzing the return-on-investment from the transfer of federal technologies (ROI)

Agreement Summary Matrix

Agreement Type Collaborative Research Required Protection of Business Proprietary Information Transfer of Material Equipment Loans Transfer of Non-Public Data Incoming Funding Protection of NIST Data from Public Disclosure for up to 5 Years License Options to NIST Inventions
NDA            
MTA            
DTA            
Software Evaluation Agreement              
CRADA
Equipment Loan CRADA          
Equipment Loan Agreement to Non-Commercial Entities            
MOU          

 

For more information about NIST agreements and agreement templates, please contact ipp [at] nist.gov (TPO).

Contact

NIST Technology Partnerships Office
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2200

NIST Inquiries/Directory: 301-975-6478 

TPO Telephone: 301-975-2573
TPO Fax: 301-975-3482
TTY: 800-877-8339
E-mail: tpo [at] nist.gov

Created September 23, 2009, Updated February 11, 2021