About us 

Energetics Technology Center (ETC) provides research, first-order analyses, technology developments, and engineering services to government, academia, and private industry.  ETC is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, scientific research organization, incorporated in 2006, with a specific focus to be a catalyst in Southern Maryland for applied research and development, prototyping, test and evaluation, and technical engineering.  ETC exists to support national security.

ETC’s primary customer is the federal government, however, ETC conducts technical work in collaboration with private industry in addition to university systems such as the University of Maryland and College of Southern Maryland.  ETC has core competencies in the fields of energetics and shock-wave physics, energy sciences, data informatics, and analyses of large data sets, DoD policy analyses and general engineering services.



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Research & Development 

ETC’s breathe of knowledge on complementary technologies such as Additive Manufacturing, High-Speed Computing, and Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) positions ETC as the leader toward developing the technology strategies for significant advancements in the Science of Energetics.

Technology Transfer (T2)

In addition to incubation, TechFire® and ETC are assisting in DoD technology transfer (T2) activities, specifically with the Army Research Laboratory and the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division. You can explore their technologies, that are available for licensing right now, by visiting the ARL Technology Transfer Portal and the NAVAIR Technology Portal.

Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIA)

Currently, ETC has three Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs), with the Combat Capabilities Development Command-Army Research Laboratory, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, and the Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division. We are assisting in technology transfer efforts, taking DoD technologies, and transitioning them to the commercial market.

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Resources and Studies

ETC has conducted a number of studies and in-depth analyses of topics ranging from the state of energetics in China to looking at alternative business models for the DoD’s research and development centers. To date, ETC has produced a series of 11 books on such topics, as well as a variety of reports for clients in both the public and private sectors.

TechFire Incubation

Our technology business incubator, TechFire® assists start-ups and entrepreneurs through tailored mentoring and providing vital connections to experts in your field.

Covid 19

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Response to COVID-19

These are some of the organizations we have partnered with to accelerate the spread of ideas, encourage internal dialogue, and advance the industries they influence.

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