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TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

TechLink’s Definitive Guide to Technology Transfer

How to work with TechLink to commercialize technology developed in federal laboratories

BREAKING: Following Tester Push, Montana Receives Regional Tech Hub Designation

“Innovation can happen in any corner of America, which is why I’ve led the push to bring a Regional Tech Hub to Montana,” said Tester. “Today’s designation affirms what Montanans across our state already know to be true: there is untapped potential in rural America, and the Treasure State is ready to lead the nation in strengthening American security through domestic manufacturing and innovation. I’m proud to have led the charge to secure this competitive designation that will unlock new private and federal investments to turbocharge Montana’s economy, small businesses, and academic institutions.”

How to Use the TechLink Technology Marketplace – Technology Available at No Cost

The marketplace is a robust resource for business innovators, offering over 7,000 federally developed technologies across a diverse range of industries and categories that meet both commercial and government needs.

TechLink’s The Pulse: Transforming small businesses, new learning systems, open water transport, and more available for commercialization

TechLink connects federally developed R&D to businesses so they can innovate faster. And we’re federally funded so our support is at no cost to you.

TechLink January 2023: Top Technology Picks Available For Commercialization

You can work with us, at no cost, for guidance on how your company can license and bring to market federally developed technology.

MSU TechLink to offer program to support Montana tech startups

With $150,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Techlink and its collaborating partners will offer the Mesas to Mountains program to guide participants in applying for early-stage seed capital through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and explore opportunities to learn about technologies available for licensing from federally funded research labs and universities. These programs help businesses develop and commercialize new technologies.

Air Force advancing body armor cooling system, looking for commercialization partner

“Anybody that’s worn a vest in any sort of hot conditions can relate to the situations that the warfighter, anybody that has to wear ballistic armor, have to face,” O’Brien said. “But security forces have a very specific role as having to wear it for eight to 10 hours every single day.”

Our experts top eight technology picks for January 2022

You can work with us, for free, to license partially-developed technology.

Top eight technology picks for commercialization from TechLink for December 2021

You can work with us, for free, to license partially-developed technology.

17 product ideas for starting a manufacturing business

Whether you want to make clothing, medical devices, or outdoor gear, you should read the following advice on how to start a home-based manufacturing business.