DefTech: Using DoD IP to strengthen your value proposition

Taking Technologies to Market
Taking Technologies to Market
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Intellectual Property from our federal labs has been a catalyst in creating useful commercial products that permeate and improve our lives. Your cell phone is a great example as are the airbags in your car which owe their existence to the Maryland-based Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head.

Join us to learn how the Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech) can be used as a resource for your business; hear from businesses that worked with DefTech to successfully commercialize products strengthened by federally developed IP; and learn the expectations of the Technology Transfer professionals who provide access to their IP as well as other tools successful businesses use to access the expertise and technology available at DoD Labs.

Our speakers include:

- Rick Tarr, Director, Tech Transfer Office at NAWCAD
- Ken Malone, founder, Early Charm Ventures
-Gary Evans, Executive Director of DefTech

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