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VA Technology Transfer Program

NOTE: VA users may access more detailed information concerning agreement templates and TTP policies through the VA intranet. See Instructions for accessing the VA intranet.

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The mission of the VA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) is to facilitate the commercialization of VA inventions to benefit Veterans and the American public. (See also: 15 U.S.C. § 3710 – Utilization of Federal Technology, TTP FY 22 Strategic Plan) USPTO Issued VA Patents

VA Invention Disclosures

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Technology Transfer Program (14RDTT)
810 Vermont Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420


Questions related to VA Technology Transfer Program Knowledge Management System (KMS):

Questions related to the Invention Disclosures (ID) process or Inventor Certifications (IC):

Questions related to CRADA issues or submission of annual reporting requirements: A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (known as a CRADA) is an agreement between a government agency and a private company or university to work together on research and development.

Questions related to either patent or royalty:

To locate a specific TTP team member, view contacts page.


NOTE: CRADA templates and some policy documents are available on the VA intranet only. If you have intranet access, copy and paste this URL into your browser:

Specialty Team Advising Research (STAR) is a legal team dedicated to research issues. This resource is available on (VA network access only).

What is Technology Transfer?

Federal Laboratory Consortium - What is Technology Transfer (T2)?

Video overview of technology transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium


VA Technology Transfer Directive: VHA 1200.18 - provides guidance and instruction regarding intellectual property (inventions) and the transfer of new scientific discoveries to benefit the public good (technology transfer).

VA Technology Transfer Program Briefing

VA Employees and Tech Transfer Requirements

VA Technology Transfer Program Training - is mandatory training in the TMS designed to educate you about technology transfer policy and specific information about technology transfer at the VA, who is required to report inventions, and how to submit an online Invention Disclosure package.

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