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Technology Transfer

The Doolittle Institute (DI) is a partnership intermediary that assists the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) with achieving its technology transfer goals. We accomplish our mission through three core activities: engaging with industry and academia to identify potential partners for AFRL/RW researchers, informing industry about AFRL/RW patents that are available for licensing, and organizing networking and brainstorming events to connect AFRL/RW with industry and academia. To guide these activities, DI focuses its efforts on the AFRL/RW Director’s Strategic Guidance and the Broad Agency Announcements released by AFRL/RW. To learn more about these inputs, review the information provided below.

Rapid Technology Advancement - Using a 3-year lens

Technology Transfer Mechanisms

Below are some of the agreements that enable industry and academia to interact with AFRL/RW.  

Patent License Agreement (PLA)

Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA)

Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Commercial Test Agreement (CTA)