NOAA Technology Transfer

NOAA's Technology Transfer Program is housed within the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office.  The program is responsible for NOAA's portfolio of innovations, including patents, patent license agreements, and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). The goal of the program is to ensure a rapid and cost-effective transfer of NOAA's technologies from the Lab to U.S. industry for direct use and/or commercialization.  

For U.S. companies that are interested in working with NOAA, you may wish to review our list of open licensing opportunities from the main menu.  If you are interested in partnering with NOAA, our office can refer you to the most relevant laboratory or program to start a discussion.        

More Information

For additional information on Federal technology transfer,  visit the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC).  The FLC site features training and informational videos, as well as licensing opportunities across the federal government under FLC Business.  The FLC is a great place to see how federal technology transfer can benefit your company.  

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Program Contacts

Wayne MacKenzie
Technology Transfer Program Manager

Ciceley Gibbs
Technology Transfer Program Assistant



1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Our mission is to foster preeminent science and technological innovation through federal investments in research and development (R&D), partnerships or licensing opportunities at NOAA.