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2013 Report: National Economic Impacts from DoD License Agreements with U.S. Industry, 2000-2011

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Journalist Aryankalayil Babu of Voice of America tries on an Army aviation helmet with heads up display during Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. May 18, 2017. (Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom)

The total cumulative sales from the DoD license agreements amounted to nearly $13.4 billion, which directly supported an estimated 27,128 jobs, according to the study.

Of the 505 companies contacted, 234 (46 percent) reported that they had sales of products or services directly related to their license agreements with the Department of Defense.

Another 106 companies (21 percent) were still developing or commercializing the inventions that had been licensed from DoD. In short, two-thirds (67 percent) of the companies either were already selling products or services based on the DoD-developed technologies or were continuing to pursue this objective.

Approximately one-fifth of the companies, a total of 95 (19 percent), had not achieved any sales and had abandoned efforts to commercialize the subject technology.

Finally, as previously noted, 22 companies refused to participate in the study and 48 were not contactable because they no longer existed as corporate entities. No information was available on the outcomes of these 70 companies—14 percent of the total.

Find the full report below.