Department of Energy Issues 2016-2018 DOE Technology Transfer Execution Plan

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Argonne National Lab scientists Jeff Elam (left) and Anil Mane’s work in nanocomposite charge drain coatings represents a significant breakthrough in the efforts to develop microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. This new technology earned one of the 36 R&D 100 awards from R&D Magazine that the National Labs took home in 2013. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

Argonne National Lab scientists Jeff Elam (left) and Anil Mane’s work in nanocomposite charge drain coatings represents a significant breakthrough in the efforts to develop microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. This new technology earned one of the 36 R&D 100 awards from R&D Magazine that the National Labs took home in 2013. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has released the 2016-2018 Technology Transfer Execution Plan, which is designed to guide and strengthen the Department’s technology transfer efforts and reinforce the importance of supporting these activities occurring across DOE’s laboratories, facilities and programs.

Specifically, the TTEP presents a strategic framework that supports two overarching goals:

  1. Increasing the commercial impact of DOE investments through the transition of National Laboratory-developed technologies to the private sector.
  2. Increase the commercial impact of DOE investments through private sector utilization of the facilities and expertise of DOE’s National Laboratories.

This plan is a statutory requirement of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and is intended to guide the DOE, and in particular, it’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), in promoting scientific and technical innovation that advances the economic, energy and national security interests of the country.

OTT was established in February 2015 to expand the commercial impact of DOE’s portfolio of Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D) activities over the short, medium and long term. Through these efforts, the OTT works to increase the impact and return-on-investment from federally-funded scientific and energy research.

The full report, in its entirety, can be found at http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/office-technology-transitions.

The Mission of the Office of Technology Transitions is to expand the commercial impact of DOE’s portfolio of Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D) activities over the short, medium and long term.