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Express licensing accelerates tech transfer with Air Force labs

June 28, 2018

In an effort to move technologies into the commercial sector more quickly, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has introduced a one-stop shopping experience called Express Licensing. Interested innovators and entrepreneurs can visit a website featuring AFRL-developed technologies that are available for license and learn about pre-negotiated terms and pricing, eliminating the need for lengthy contract negotiations. The innovative approach was inspired by work done by the U.S. Navy, which has had success with this type of licensing model. 

There are currently 36 AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate-developed technologies available for Express Licensing, with more expected to be added in the near future.

tech transfer, federal labs