TechLink helps the Department of Defense to establish licensing and other technology transfer agreements with US industry. These agreements transfer DoD inventions to industry, enable companies to create new products and services, and stimulate economic development. TechLink has worked with most DoD labs and centers nationwide, facilitating more than 800 technology transfer partnerships, including over 300 license agreements. TechLink-facilitated agreements since 2000 have generated nearly $3 billion in sales (per a study in 2012).
TechLink's expertise extends to many industry areas including advanced materials and nanotechnology, aerospace, electronics, environmental technology, medical and biotechnology, photonics and sensors, and software and information technologies. By understanding the technology needs and strengths of both industry and federal labs, TechLink excels at developing productive partnerships that lead ultimately to commercialization of technology.
TechLink was established in 1996 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.