VA Technology Transfer Directive
This document provides guidance and instruction regarding intellectual property (inventions) and the transfer of new scientific discoveries to benefit the public good (technology transfer).
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Specialty Team Advising Research (STAR) - legal team dedicated to research issues
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The mission of the VA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) is to serve the American public by translating the results of worthy discoveries made by employees of VA into practice. This requires a program that educates inventors concerning their rights and obligations, rigorously evaluates all inventions, obtains patents, and assists in the commercialization of new products. It also requires consistent policies that govern the necessary relationships between investigator (i.e., inventor), academic partners, local VA medical centers, industry, and the Department of Commerce. It requires close collaboration between ORD and the VA Office of General Counsel (OGC).
The TTP public mission requires aggressive dissemination of educational information to investigators and of products to the market. It is also necessary that VA assert an ownership interest whenever appropriate, so that discovery can be built upon. This ensures access to technologies by veterans.
What is Technology Transfer?
For an overview of the commercialization process and the impact it can have on our economy and everyday lives, check out the "What is T2?" video!
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Technology Transfer Program (10P9TT)
810 Vermont Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420
Inquires related to the Invention Disclosures (ID) process or Inventor Certifications (IC): email@example.com
Inquires related to CRADA issues (including process questions and eCRADA registry) or submission of annual reporting requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org