DHS wants help bringing new tech to market


What: The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate wants help bringing the technology it sponsors to market.

Why: S&T underwrites the development of technology to help emergency first responders, protect computer networks, support disaster resilience and more. Now it's looking for help to commercialize its success stories.

The agency is looking for broad input from a big audience that includes "interested U.S. state or local government offices, universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations" on how they could help its Office of Public-Private Partnerships' Technology Transfer and Commercialization program accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of DHS-funded technologies with Homeland Security Enterprise applications.

In an April 11 request for information, DHS said it is looking for information on how others approach facilitating technology commercialization, including input on how to move from research to market, scheduling and planning processes and what data is needed for each step, such as technical performance levels, intellectual property decisions and transfer mechanisms.

The agency also wants to hear about successful examples of commercialization that could translate to DHS, including technical steps to get the technology to a "minimum viable product or service."

Experience in collaborative R&D and successful technology commercialization in partnership with one or more federal agencies and/or technology partners is also valuable, it said.

Read the full RFI.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:09 PM


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