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The Energetics Technology Center has been using itsTechFire® incubation model to has also assist the DoD in technology transfer (T2) activities. Working closely with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL)  and Naval Surface Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC AD) through two Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs), ETC is searching for entrepreneurs and technologists that want to create new business ventures and established businesses to license DoD technologies and take them to market. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. 

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The ARL Technology Transfer (T2) Office promotes and supports the transfer of ARL-developed Intellectual Property (IP) from the laboratory to the private sector, through the establishment of strategic partnerships and promotion of research opportunities, facilities, and capabilities, for the benefit of both ARL and the nation. Many of ARL’s innovative technologies are available for exclusive licensing, often at competitive rates, and the T2 Office works to find entrepreneurs, businesses and technologists to transition these technologies to the commercial market.

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ARL's Patent Portfolio

Explore ARL's patent portfolio to see what technology you can commercialize and see how you can create economic value for local communities through the formation of new technology ventures. The patents have already been binned into technical areas for easy viewing.

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ARL's Featured IP

Discovery patents that have already been vetted for their commercial viability. These patents are available for licensing and are ready and waiting to go to market now!

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E-Learning Modules

The E-learning Center can help you understand commercialization and T2 processes and mechanisms. There is a recommended curriculum for Entrepreneurs and ARL Researchers which will teach you how to leverage these processes and mechanisms to spur innovation.




ETC developed the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Technology Commercialization Portal, which helps connect businesses and entrepreneurs with NAWCAD's technical community. Whether you are seeking to fully engage and commercialize an existing IP opportunity or whether you are trying to connect with business leaders in the community, come explore the NAVAIR Portal and learn about exciting opportunities.

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Patent Portfolio

Search NAWCAD's patent portfolio to determine what existing IP you can commercialize and discover new opportunities for you or your business.  The patents have already been binned into technical areas for easy viewing.

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Labs & Facilities

​Learn what equipment NAWCAD has available for shared use and explore NAWCAD facilities, which support research, development, test, evaluation, engineering and fleet support of Navy and Marine Corps air vehicle systems and trainers. 

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There are multiple academic, government, and community organizations in our local entrepreneurial ecosystem that can assist you in licensing technology and taking your product to market. Learn what the community has to offer startups and small businesses in Southern Maryland.