The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) engages with state and local partners to support our technology transfer goals. There are several ways to connect and partner with OTT and the Department listed below.
The Department of Energy houses 12 program offices across the complex. From the Office of Nuclear Energy to the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, the Department covers an extensive portfolio of research.
To learn more about each program office as well as additional staff offices, click here.
The Office of Technology Transitions’ InnovationXLab summits facilitate a two-way exchange of information and ideas between industry, universities, manufacturers, investors, and end-use customers with innovators and experts from across the National Labs and broader DOE R&D complex. These events were designed in collaboration with the Labs to expand the commercial impact of the substantial investment in the National Lab innovation portfolio. Past event topics include Artificial Intelligence, Biomanufacturing, Energy Storage, Advanced Manufacturing, and Grid Modernization.
To learn more about our InnovationXlab series, click here.
SBIR | STTR
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are U.S. Government programs in which federal agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize the technology.
Congress established the SBIR and STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.
Click here to visit the homepage for the SBIR and STTR program at DOE.
Data Collection & Evaluation
Every year, the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) tracks more than 70 technology transfer-related metrics from across all of DOE’s laboratories, sites, and facilities to develop its statutorily mandated reports to Congress. This data tracks areas such as the number of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, new inventions, patent applications, invention licenses, copyright licenses, and royalty income earned.
To learn more about OTT’s data collection, please explore our Data Collection & Evaluation page here.
Lab Partnering Service
The Office of Technology Transitions’ Lab Partnering Service (LPS) offers unprecedented access to the world’s most advanced scientific facilities and researchers across the Department’s National Lab complex. LPS provides investors, and other parties looking to advance energy innovation, a single online platform to connect with leading DOE National Laboratory technical experts to quickly answer innovation questions, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships. Visitors can easily search hundreds of technologies, experts, facilities, and success stories tailored to their individual needs. The site also houses subject specific portals (COVID-19, Space, Artificial Intelligence) and a dedicated Visual Patent Search.
To explore our Lab Partnering Service, click here.