Accession Number : ADA327537

Title :   The Picatinny Technology Transfer Innovation Center: A Business Incubator Concept Adapted to Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL N J

Personal Author(s) : Wittig, Tim ; Greenfield, James

PDF Url : ADA327537

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This study involved researching, investigating, and establishing the foundations required for the creation and operation of a Technology Transfer Innovation Center (Incubator) at ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The incubator concept was studied as a tool to improve the quantity and quality of technology transfer activity at ARDEC. The Technology Transfer Innovation Center was modeled after business incubators used by state and local governments to promote economic development. However, because of ARDEC's requirement that users sign a CRADA with ARDEC and various other limitations, ARDEC's incubator is not a full-fledged business incubator. Instead, it innovatively adapts the incubator concept to expand on CRADA partnerships. Investigating the operational and legal issues raised by the creation and operation of such a Center, drafting a proposed business plan, and drafting the proposed agreements between the CRADA partner responsible for the operation of the Center and ARDEC, between the Center and its potential clients, and between ARDEC and Center clients consumed much of this effort.

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, ARMY FACILITIES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE