The Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA), enacted by Congress in 1986 and building on previous legislation, improves access to federal laboratories by non-federal organizations for research and development opportunities. It allows for inventors to patent their technologies and share in any royalties received from licensing of the patents. The goal of this legislation is to more efficiently and effectively put federally funded technology to use in real-world applications.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
FTTA fact sheet (PDF)(1 pg, 679 K,
FTTA fact sheet describing CRADAs, licensing, contacts