Moving technology from minds to markets ®
TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development.
These technology transfer partnerships solve industry problems, create business opportunities, and stimulate economic development while helping DoD to achieve its technology transfer and transition missions. TechLink has worked with nearly 90 percent of the 123 Defense labs and centers nationwide, facilitating more than 800 technology transfer partnerships, including over 290 license agreements.
By understanding the technology needs and strengths of both industry and federal labs, TechLink develops productive partnerships for the licensing, transfer, development, and commercialization of technology.
Through the MilTech program, a partnership between TechLink and the Montana Manufacturing Center at Montana State University, TechLink helps companies to transition innovative technology to DoD operational use quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively.
TechLink's expertise extends to many industry areas including advanced materials and nanotechnology, aerospace, construction and environmental technologies, electronics, medical and life sciences technologies, photonics and sensors, and software and information technologies.
The TechLink Center was established in 1996 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.