FedTech is a technology transfer program within our Acceleration Portfolio that pairs inventor teams and technologies with entrepreneurs.

FedTech identifies existing government technologies, validates markets, forms startups, and pursues licensing and collaborative agreements with U.S. federal government laboratories.


FedTech Builds Better Business Models

FedTech is an 8-week accelerator program that identifies existing government technology that can be applied to solve customer problems. Our entrepreneurs build viable business models by bringing U.S. federal government intellectual property into the customer delivery process.

FedTech identifies the teams and technologies under consideration and provides a curriculum for a viable commercialization path.


A New Way to Bring Existing Tech to Market

The FedTech cohort participants are selected through a highly competitive process. The cohort spends 15 hours per week in classroom sessions, collaborative work, and interacting with real end users. At the end of the program, teams decide whether to pursue licensing and other collaborative opportunities with their respective federal government laboratories.

Current laboratory and agency partners include:

  • Army Research Lab, Navy Research Lab
  • Air Force Research Lab: Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Air Force Research Lab: Kirtland Air Force Base
  • US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Naval Information Warfare Center (formerly SPAWAR)
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head
  • Fleet Readiness Center North Island
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
  • National Security Agency
  • Army Medical and Material Command (MRMC): Ft. Detrick
  • Army Medical and Material Command (MRMC): San Antonio

To learn more about FedTech and get involved in a cohort, email fedtech@nsin.us.