TechLink helps the
Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge technologies
by partnering DoD Labs with private sector companies for technology licensing,
transfer, and research and development.
These technology transfer partnerships can help solve industry problems, create
business opportunities, and stimulate economic development.
Use the TechLink site to search for technology available for licensing, patents
for a variety of industry areas, technology opportunities and abstracts,
information about SBIR and other assistance programs, and for news stories
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FirstLink, the DoD's National Center of Excellence for First Responder
Technology Transfer, located at the University of Pittsburgh, services First
Responder needs through supporting the development of commercial pathways
between Department of Defense research and private industry.
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) is the premier provider of DoD
technical information. DTIC serves as a vital link in the transfer of
information among DoD personnel, DoD contractors and potential contractors and
other U.S. Government agency personnel and their contractors. DTIC’s Scientific
and Technical Information Network (STINET)
Service helps the DoD community access pertinent scientific and technical
information to meet mission needs effectively. STINET is a publicly accessible
database containing over 225,000 technical reports.
SpringBoard provides business and technical assistance to Alaskan companies to
help them meet mission-critical DoD needs. SpringBoard helps existing companies
identify and screen current and new DoD technologies. SpringBoard works with
current and start-up companies to facilitate R&D projects with the DoD.
T2Bridge is a technology transfer program designed to leverage innovative
technologies and resources for solving defense needs. The program will connect
private sector businesses in the southeast United States with Department of
Defense (DOD) technologies, research capabilities, and procurement needs.
Section 1401 of the 2003 Defense Authorization Act required the Secretary of
Defense to designate a senior official of the DoD to coordinate all DoD efforts
to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer to Federal, State, and local first
responders technology, items, and equipment in support of homeland security.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security
Affairs is the designated senior official, and the 1401 Technology Transfer
Program Office executes the mission.
MEP is a nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in all 50 States and
Puerto Rico, with over 1200 specialists in 440 offices nationwide. The MEP
mission is to help U.S. manufacturers compete, prosper and sustain growth in a
global economy. MEP serves all manufacturing sectors with consulting expertise
and hands-on business and technical assistance. Typical services include
business assessments, strategic and operational planning, financial, sales and
marketing, new product development, quality systems, lean and six sigma
training and initiatives, supply chain integration, workforce development,
technology transition and deployment. Contact MEP at
MilTech is a member of the DoD/AS&C/OTT Partnership Intermediary Network
that specializes in rapid technology transition of military products for the
warfighter. MilTech helps small, innovative Defense suppliers overcome business
and technology "valley of death" problems by providing expert, hands- on
assistance for late-stage product design, manufacturing systems development,
prototyping, test and evaluation, product qualification, acquisition and
sustainment. Contact MilTech at
MilTech often deploys services through the Department of Commerce’s
Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide service delivery network that
provides local on-site assistance with lean product development, production and
quality planning, lean principles and best practices, and supplier development.