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AFRL Uses New Method to Simplify Technology Licensing Processes

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is employing a new licensing method designed to accelerate the transitioning of AFRL technologies into commercial development.

Industry entities may now use the Express Technology Licensing website to determine licensing availability and opportunities for AFRL-made products before purchase, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Wednesday.

“Through Express Tech Licensing, we make it easy not only to find out what technologies are available, but also to learn about pre-negotiated terms and pricing,” said Sunita Chavan, leader of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Technology Transfer office.

Entrepreneurs may further refine existing AFRL technologies purchased using the method, while AFRL still holds rights to use the refined results for military applications.

At present, there are 36 AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate products listed under the express licensing service.

AFRL worked with marketing support organization Defense TechLink to develop the express licensing website.

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