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Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions

Welcome to the Office of Technology Transitions: Your one-stop shop for connecting with the DOE

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) serves as the central hub for the technology transfer activities across the Department of Energy’s extensive R&D enterprise. At OTT, we work to ensure groundbreaking scientific discoveries achieve their maximum return and impact, advancing the economic, energy, and national security interests of the United States. Getting that done means streamlining access to our user facilities at our 17 National Labs and sites, our world-class scientific researchers, and our sprawling portfolio of intellectual property – fostering strong internal and external partnerships that guide innovations from the lab toward the marketplace.

Technology transfer is a complex and dynamic process, and OTT is here to help you connect with DOE-powered innovation to advance discoveries and commercialize transformative, impactful technologies.

Brands: 17 National Laboratories from New York to New Mexico, Tennessee to Washington State.


  • Lab Partnering Service
    The Lab Partnering Service (LPS), provides innovators a single location to connect with leading DOE national laboratory technical experts, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships.

  • The Laboratory Partnering Service (LPS) is a suite of online applications enabling access to leading experts, innovations, and patents from across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the national laboratories. It delivers a myriad of information to provide access to a portfolio of investment opportunities. The LPS enables fast discovery of expertise and serves as a conduit between the investor and the innovator, by providing multi-faceted search capabilities across numerous technology areas and the national laboratories.

    • Expert Search

      The Expert Search provides customers a direct conduit to experts from the DOE’s national laboratories. This categorized list is a selection of lab-identified leading experts across several "hot" technology areas with ability to further refine the list of the experts by sub-specialty.

    • Technical Summaries

      The Technical Summaries provide information about the numerous technologies associated with patents, patent applications, and publications from DOE’s national laboratories and other participating research institutions available for licensing.

    • Facility Locator

      Browse more than 200 facility descriptions on LPS and gain insights on leveraging DOE facilities..

  • Solutions Exchange
    OTT has launched an all-new concierge service for innovators with tough technical or scientific challenges to easily connect with the DOE's National Laboratory system. Visit

  • The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) has launched the Solutions Exchange. If you and your business have scientific challenges that you think the DOE National Labs could help you solve, OTT is here to help you find out what potential solutions may exist in our vast laboratory network. Share your business challenges and partnership interests with OTT using the Solutions Exchange form. We discretely and effectively communicate your questions to our National Lab network.

  • Guide to Lab Partnerships
    Prepared by the Technology Transfer Working Group, this guide is the definitive resource for those looking to engage with DOE's Laboratories, sites and facilities....

  • The Department of Energy (DOE) owns twenty national laboratories that combine decades of experience with billions of dollars in research and development to address matters of national security, environmental stewardship, economic competitiveness and energy sustainability. This Guide to Partnering with DOE's National Laboratories provides a high level overview of the most common methods utilized in working with the DOE laboratories.

    PARTNERING MECHANISMS There are numerous ways to partner with the labs to access their unique capabilities including:

    • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
    • Strategic Partnership Project (SPP)
    • Agreements for Commercializing Technology1 (ACT)
    • Technical Assistance (TA) Agreement
    • User Agreement
    • Technology Licensing Agreement
    • Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
    • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

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