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Technology Transfer What is it? Why do it?
Technology Transfer What is it? Likely more than you think!
Technology Transfer Definition From Wikipedia, Technology transfer is the process of sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, methodsof manufacturing, samplesof manufacturing and facilitiesamong governments and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit the technology into new products, processes, applications, materials or services.
Kinds of Technology Transfer Informal – Discussions, Public Presentation, Published Papers & Articles, etc. Formal – Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks – Legal Transfer.
Think Partnership! Kinds of Technology Transfer It’s a two way street!
Technology Transfer Why do it? Competitive Advantage!
Leverage R&D resources and know how! Leverage financial resources! Access new markets! Gain clout/goodwill! Why engage in Technology Transfer? Goal = Competitive Advantage!
Why engage in Technology Transfer? Patent/Licensing STTR Dual-Use/DUST Leverage R&D resources and know how!
Why engage in Technology Transfer? Mentor-Protégé SBIR Patent/Licensing Access new markets!
Why engage in Technology Transfer? Mentor-Protégé MOU Gain clout/goodwill!
Innovation Vetted/Vouched For
Technology development and technology transfer are DIRECTLY linked to business development and growth. Why engage in Technology Transfer?
Technology Transfer SBIR/STTR 2.0 and Reauthorization
SBIR/STTR Program Update: What’s New! SBIR 2.0’s goal is to make the program more entrepreneur-friendly to ensure entrepreneurs have the support they need to do what they do best - innovate and create jobs. SBIR 2.0 leverages best practices among the 11 agencies who participate in SBIR and strengthens performance measurements to ensure effective operation government wide. SBIR – 2.0: Innovative Improvements Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs Setting the target time-frame between selection of a proposal and award to an applicant at less than 60 days for all agencies. Building a "one-stop-shop" web portal with all solicitation topics available and searchable (www.sbir.gov) Evaluating opportunities to clarify and simplify data rights for the Federal Government and entrepreneurs.
SBIR/STTR Program Update: What’s New! For additional information about the SBIR 2.0 initiative visit: http://indus.sba.gov/sbir2/index.html Outside of SBIR 2.0, on March 30, 2010 the SBA increased the maximum size of SBIR awards allowed in Phase 1 from $100,000 to $150,000 and raised the limit on Phase 2 awards from $750,000 to $1 million. SBIR – 2.0: Innovative Improvements Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs Expanding bridge financing programs - focus on Phase II matching programs. Currently, matching funds from just 4 SBIR agencies contribute over $40M per year in SBIR monies, leading to over $100M per year in matching funds from other investment sources in Phase II companies. Expanding use of the SBIR program to facilitate technology transfer from federal labs. Encouraging agencies to issue joint solicitations to work together to streamline topics for applicants and address areas of national priorities.
SBIR/STTR Program Update: Reauthorization! Legislation reauthorizing and updating the SBIR/STTR programs stalled in Congress in 2010, mainly over the issue of whether small companies that are majority-owned by VC firms should be eligible for SBIR/STTR awards. H.R. 366, has been passed and is a short bill that is a continuing resolution (CR) to keep SBIR/STTR/CPP (and some other SBA programs) running "as is" for an additional 4 months, ending May 31, 2011.
SBIR/STTR Program Update: Reauthorization! S. 4053 SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2010 was not passed in December 2010 by the Democratic controlled House Small Business Committee. With the recent change in committee leadership under the Republican controlled House it is anticipated that when the Senate reintroduces the measure (S. TBD) it may pass in the House. Major new provisions that were included under S. 4053: Would reauthorize the SBIR/STTR programs for 8 years. Would increase the SBIR set aside from the current 2.5% to 3.5% over 10 years (.1% per year). Would increase the STTR set aside from the current .3% to .4% for 2012-13; .5% for 2014-15; and .6% for 2016 and thereafter. Elimination of Phase 2 invitations.
SBIR/STTR Program Update: Reauthorization! These two provisions would only likely be used under very rare circumstances and most likely associated with joint topic solicitations. Major new provisions that were included under S. 4053 (continued): Would allow for an agency to award either a Phase 2 SBIR or STTR award to a project that was awarded a Phase 1 under the other program. Would allow one agency to award a Phase 2 SBIR/STTR award to another agency’s Phase 1 SBIR/STTR award.
SBIR/STTR Program Update: Reauthorization! This VC provision represents compromise language the Senate included to try and get the House to agree to the legislation which it did not. Major new provisions that were included under S. 4053 (continued): Would allow NIH, DOE and NSF to award not more than 25 percent of the funds allocated for the SBIR program of the Federal agency to small business concerns that are owned in majority part by multiple venture capital operating companies through competitive, merit-based procedures that are open to all eligible small business concerns; and 15% by all other agencies.
Questions? The preceding has been but a very brief overview on the subject of Technology Transfer. Do not hesitate to contact USM/BIAC with any questions or request for additional information or assistance you may have. To learn more about how USM/BIAC can help your company or organization launch its innovation efforts contact: Joe Graben, MBA Director – USM/BIAC Phone: (228) 688-2280 E-mail: Joseph.Graben@usm.edu Or visit us on the web at: www.usm.edu/biac