Office of Research & Development

VA Technology Transfer Program


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.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Technology Transfer Program (10P9TT)
810 Vermont Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420

For questions concerning Invention Disclosures:

For questions concerning Model and Master Cooperative Research and Development Agreements: Contact Noahline Stuart:

PLEASE NOTE: Information pertaining to CRADAs, Model Agreements, and Policies can be accessed through the VA intranet only. If you have intranet access go to for details.

See also

Specialty Team Advising Research (STAR) - legal team dedicated to research issues

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