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Technology Transfer: A Qualitative Analysis of Air Force Office of Research and Technology Applications David C. Trexler

Technology Transfer: A Qualitative Analysis of Air Force Office of Research and Technology Applications

David C. Trexler

Published October 9th 2012
ISBN : 9781249595946
Paperback
120 pages
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Everyday within United States Air Forces research laboratories there are hundreds of scientists and engineers whose research and development activities contribute to the advancement of science and technology for mankind. The opportunities forMoreEveryday within United States Air Forces research laboratories there are hundreds of scientists and engineers whose research and development activities contribute to the advancement of science and technology for mankind. The opportunities for successful technology transfer within these research activities are unbounded. This thesis examines the Air Force Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTAs) involvement with technology transfer, the complexities they face, the importance of their position, and what best practices ORTAs use to facilitate technology transfer. Air Force concerns and initiatives are detailed to provide perspective on balancing technology transfer with mission requirements and adherence to United States law. Legislative requirements mandate laboratories to transfer federally developed technologies to the commercial sector. Research indicates that several Air Force organizations routinely experience successful technology transfer more frequently than other Air Force organizations. The literature review indicates that historically, technology transfer from DoD has been predominantly passive.