Researchers and entrepreneurs are invited to share their research concepts and innovative technologies with Department of Defense technology scouts at Technology Transfer Days Nebraska. The next event will be in 2022.
The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) and the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), both at the University of Nebraska, will host the next Technology Transfer Days Nebraska in 2022.
This event gives researchers and business owners a unique opportunity to share their innovations with technology scouts from across the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies focused on national security.
Since 2019, TTD has connected more than 50 participants with more than 15 technology scouts focused on serving the needs of our nation. These connections have led to 300+ introductions to potential funders, partners and customers in the U.S. government.
Technology Readiness Level
One of the key considerations for Technology Transfer Days Nebraska is the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the innovations being presented. Due to the virtual nature of this year's event, only solutions with a TRL of 6+ will be invited to present.
The TRL Calculator can help you estimate your TRL.
Another key consideration for participating in TTD is identifying and aligning with a clear customer need or requirement. While this is a deeper discussion, you can evaluate potential alignments through the Defense Innovation Marketplace.
Finally, if you have additional questions or simply wish to have a discussion, please sign-up for a 1:1 consultation with Traci Hancock, NSRI deputy director for strategy and innovation.
To participate, individuals must prepare five documents for the technology scouts. NSRI and NBDC representatives are available to help with this process.
The information requested through these documents is very specific, so participants will use templates that will be published here for download — check back soon.
The information in the documents will be used for the post-event introductions the scouts will be making to their networks in the DOD and federal agencies.
Multiple virtual consulting sessions will begin in March to help participants:
- Break down the templates into bite-sized chunks
- Evaluate and finesse the content to fit the tech scout audience
- Provide individualized feedback and practice
Check back here for ongoing updates!