Technology Collaboration & Commercialization
The Indiana Office of Defense Development is to “Promote and assist in the commercialization of the United States Department of Defense and other federal intellectual property and assets to create new products, companies, and jobs in Indiana.” (Executive Order 13-6, Senate 529)
In other words, this means to transfer research available from Indiana’s universities as well as innovation found in the nation’s laboratories such as NSWC Crane Division into products and businesses with high commercial potential.
The Indiana Innovation Portfolio includes over 4,000 patents from Purdue University, Indiana University, Notre Dame and NSWC Crane Division (US Navy lab). Each patent provides to the owner, or to whoever it is licensed to, the right to exclude someone else from making, selling and/or using the claims made in the patent.
Each of the Indiana universities and NSWC Crane Division want to license its patents to a Hoosier individual or company who can ultimately sell a product or service using the innovation as described (claimed) in the patent.
In most cases, the universities and NSWC Crane Division are able and interested in further collaborations with a licensee in pursuit of commercializing their patent. They want you to be successful!
The following are links to each university and NSWC Crane Division for seeing and reviewing their patents as well as how to contact each:
IU Research & Technology Corporation (http://iurtc.iu.edu/index.shtml)
Phone: (317) 278-4100
Available Technologies: https://ibridgenetwork.org/#!/profiles/5025356041082/
NSWC Crane Division
Technology Transfer Office (http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NSWC-Crane/Partnerships/Technology-Transfer/)
Available Technologies: http://prf.flintbox.com/public/group/761/
Overview of Partnership Mechanisms and Technologies (link to file)
Office of Technology Commercialization (https://www.prf.org/otc/)
Available Technologies: http://prf.flintbox.com/
University of Notre Dame
Office of Technology Commercialization (http://ott.nd.edu/)
Available Technologies: http://notredametech.technologypublisher.com/
Other Resources outside of Indiana:
Search for other Department of Defense Technologies http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries - TechLink is funded by the Department of Defense to assist companies in licensing of patents developed in the nation’s defense labs.
National Economic Impacts from DoD License Agreements with US Industry 2000-2014 (2016) http://techlinkcenter.org/sites/default/files/articles/node-57750-edit/attachments/2016%20DoD%20Licensing%20Study%20E-Publication.pdf
Search for Technologies and Assets Across the entire Federal Laboratory Consortium Network https://www.federallabs.org/Available-Technologies
Indiana has all of the assets and help needed to convert innovation into new products and services.
Below is Indiana’s Entrepreneurship Network Directory that will provide assistance to entrepreneurs, startups and existing businesses in understanding what services are available both in the local area and across the state. This directory of assets will help guide you in converting innovation, starting and/or growing your business. The Entrepreneurship Network Directory includes information and contacts for:
- University outreach centers
- Indiana Small Business Development Centers
- Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
- Launch Indiana
- Funding Institutions and Organizations
- Co-working spaces
- Regional Economic Development Organizations
- Technology Parks
- Manufacturing Extension Program
- Maker/Hacker Spaces
- Links to Local Economic organizations