Walter Copan, Ph.D
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy The White House
❝The drive for excellence, advancement, and innovation in the United States has brought forth significant discoveries, developed life-saving research, and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.❞
This goal will: improve the transition of federally funded innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace by reducing the administrative and regulatory burdens for technology transfer and increasing private sector investment in later-stage research and development (R&D); develop and implement more effective partnering models and technology transfer mechanisms for Federal agencies; and enhance the effectiveness of technology transfer by improving the methods for evaluating the ROI and economic and national security impacts of federally funded R&D, and using that information to focus efforts on approaches proven to work.
There are opportunities to: identify regulatory impediments and administrative improvements in federal technology transfer policies and practices; increase engagement with private sector technology development experts and investors; build a more entrepreneurial R&D workforce; support innovative tools and services for technology transfer; improve understanding of global science and technology trends and benchmarks.
January 07, 2021
January 2021 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency Priority and Agency Priority Goals
Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the final quarter of FY2020. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.
September 17, 2020