Chief Technology Officer
Drew Weisenberger,
x. 7090,

Technology Transfer Coordinator
Deborah Dowd,
x. 7180,

Welcome to Technology Transfer


What is Technology Transfer at Jefferson Lab?

Technology transfer and technology partnering are significant mechanisms for DOE laboratories and facilities to engage non-Federal entities to advance technology development and commercialization. Fundamental and applied research at the DOE laboratories have been conduits for technology transfer, collaborating with university and industry colleagues to develop and commercialize products and processes for commercial use. These arrangements leverage resources, providing for collaboration and cooperation between DOE and the private sector

Technology transfer can mean many things - technical assistance to solve a specific problem, use of unique facilities, licensing of patents and software, exchange of personnel, and cooperative research agreements. Technology Transfer activities at DOE labs like Jefferson Lab must ensure fairness of opportunity, protect national security, promote the economic interests of the nation, and prevent inappropriate competition with the private sector

Technology Transfer Process and Agreements at JLab

Jefferson Lab most commonly uses the following mechanisms to partner with industry:

  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
  • Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP)
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small
  • Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
  • Licensing

In addition to these mechanisms, the lab uses Non-Disclosure Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Facility Use agreements, and can accommodate proprietary research as well

How do I find out more information about partnering with Jefferson Lab?

To find out more information or to explore a collaborative arrangement for R&D with Jefferson Lab you can contact: Chief Technology Officer-Dr. Drew Weisenberger at 757-269-7090 or at ,or Technology Transfer Coordinator-Deborah Dowd at 757-269-7180 or at