Technology Transfer

Our Technology Transfer Office works with staff members to ensure that the benefits of their innovations reach the largest possible user base.

We freely share our innovations with sponsoring as well as non-sponsoring government agencies. In many situations, it benefits our sponsors to make our knowledge and intellectual property more readily available to a broader audience. We do this through publications, open source contributions, and relationships with industry and other research partners.

We also transfer our technologies to commercial organizations when appropriate so that they can undertake the technical, business, and manufacturing activities necessary to bring products and services incorporating our intellectual property to market. As product development is not part of our mission, commercialization may be the only viable transfer mechanism to bring commercial products that are accessible, affordable, and supported to our sponsors.

Technology transfer provides government organizations with new capabilities. It also helps MITRE achieve its mission to advance technology and return value to the nation's economy. And it enhances U.S. competitiveness in the world market.

A Closer Look at Technology Transfer

  • Technology Licensing
    Technology Licensing

    Both for-profit and non-profit organizations leverage our technologies.

    Our technologies available for licensing range from widely applicable technologies that can benefit many users and industries to specialized technologies that target a particular application.

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  • FastLicense
    FastLicense

    A streamlined process for licensing MITRE technologies.

    To benefit our sponsors, we’ve made it easier than ever for commercial entities to bring a select group of MITRE technologies to market.

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  • Patents
    Patents

    A tradition of turning innovative ideas into practical applications.

    For more than 50 years, MITRE patentsmany available for licensinghave assisted the nation in tackling some of its biggest challenges.​

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  • Open Source Software
    computer code

    Various organizations rely on this software for a wide range of purposes, from research to product development.

    In cases where it is beneficial for our sponsors and stakeholders, MITRE makes their intellectual property available through open source licenses.

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  • Partnerships & Collaboration
    Partnerships & Collaboration

    We work with many types of organizations to transition MITRE's intellectual property.

    Our Technology Transfer Office makes MITRE's innovations available to our sponsors, the broader government, and the public, while returning value from federally funded research to the nation's economy.

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