Federal technology transfer consists of those processes whereby research knowledge is transferred operationally into useful processes, products or programs that fulfill actual or potential public or private needs. These interests can be either vertical (from one governmental or industry level to another) or horizontal (from one functional area to another). To achieve effective transfer of technology into public sector areas frequently involves participation of both general-purpose and functional governmental agencies. Several factors contribute to effective R&D application: awareness of user needs, user technical sophistication, supplier technical sophistication, reduction of risk aversion tendencies, market aggregation, and program coordination. A number of mechanisms are available to accomplish this, including direct assistance, tailored documents, training, demonstrations, etc.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, D.C. Committee on Domestic Technology Transfer.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Council for Science and Technology

    Committee on Domestic Technology Transfer
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Linhares, A B
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-76T-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM