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  • 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)


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)


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

Created September 23, 2009, Updated October 8, 2019