The Technology Transfer Program at the Naval Postgraduate School was initiated in
response to legislation passed to encourage the transfer of federally funded technologies to
the private sector. The primary objectives of the Technology Transfer Program at NPS are to
initiate partnerships with industry and/or academia, license existing technologies, and encourage
and assist faculty and staff to transfer newly developed technologies to the private sector.
Technology Transfer at NPS is served in various forms: Cooperative Research and Development
Agreements, patents, and publications. NPS also participates in the Small Business Innovative
Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
• NPS Technology Transfer Plan
• Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)
• Intellectual Property
• Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
• Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Faculty submitting articles for publication may be asked to sign a "release or assign" copyright
protection. As works written in the course of the faculty's employment by the United States
Government are not covered by copyright protection, there are no rights to "assign." In the
cases where the publisher must have a declaration to accept the publication,
the Copyright Declaration Form is acceptable for use.