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Commerce Dept Reports Fiscal 2016 Tech Transfer Initiatives

The Commerce Department has produced a report that details technology transfer activities across DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration components during fiscal 2016. NIST said Monday the report highlights the role of technology transfer in the department’s efforts to foster economic growth, job …

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Motherboard: Trump’s Transition Team Sought Info From NASA on Space Resource Commercialization

President Donald Trump’s transition team inquired about the profitability and potential commercialization of space resources and technologies in a series of internal communications with NASA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Motherboard reported Thursday. David Axe writes the publication gained access to emails, briefings, budget spreadsheets and other …

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NIST Picks 11 Orgs to Manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers in Select Areas

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded roughly $12 million in contracts to 11 organizations that will operate manufacturing centers as part of a program designed to aid small and medium-size entities. NIST said Thursday organizations that secured cooperative agreements under the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program will operate MEP centers …

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New Minority Business Dev’t Agency Program Eyes Minority Enterprise Access to Federal R&D

The Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency has launched a new initiative that aims to help minority business enterprises gain access to federal research and development projects. MBDA partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer on national outreach efforts under the …

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US, China Establish Technology Devt, Other Economic Opportunity Commitments

The U.S. and China have made a series of commitments that aim to foster and protect technology development efforts as well as business opportunities for information and communications technology providers in support of economic initiatives. A White House release posted Sunday stated that the two countries will utilize monetary, fiscal and structural policy tools …

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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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NIST Develops Robotic HF Antenna Measurement System

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has built a robotic arm meant to calibrate high-frequency antennas for remote sensing, imaging, radar and communications equipment. NIST said Monday it aims to characterize antenna systems as well as calculate radiation frequency of up to 500 gigahertz with the robotic measurement device. “We designed …

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