Technology transfer, also called transfer of technology (TOT), entails the of technology from its place of origin to wider distribution among more people and places.
Technology Transfer takes place most often among universities, from universities to businesses, from large businesses to smaller ones, from governments to businesses.
It typifies joint efforts to share skills, knowledge, technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing, and facilities to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit the technology into new products, processes, applications, materials, or services.
For NAIPEC, this means identifying technologies, patents, or portfolios of patents, in the wider world, and working with Tribe and Tribal businesses to acquire the use or development of these technologies in order to create or enhance new enterprises for Native People.
At NAIPEC we work closely with NDN, a for-profit organization that facilitates and helps manage these transfers.
NDN IP Partners advocates an approach to intellectual property management that maximizes profit and minimizes exposure to litigation. It grounds its approach to IP management in the Native tradition of collaborative enterprise and the pursuit of outcomes that benefit all parties. NDN IP, working with NAIPEC, is committed to providing IP strategies that allow entrepreneurs to realize the full value of their work, and enable them to follow their ideas wherever they lead.