Technology Challenges are designed to match industry needs for new products with technologies in the patent portfolio of our Innovation Network, which includes federal labs and universities. The program is based on the concept that “technology pull” is an effective and efficient way to identify and advance license and collaboration opportunities.
How it Works: We use a six step process to identify needs, create a challenge, seek responses, summarize results, and connect technology “Requestors” with technology providers (Responders). Requestors are TechComm Affiliates that are seeking new technologies or innovations to supplement their portfolio of new products or services. Responders come from our Innovation Network, which includes federal labs, universities, and corporate research facilities.