Federal Technology Transfer Evaluation: An Overview of Measures and Metrics, Common Challenges, and Approaches to Improve Evidence-Building Capacity

August, 2021
IDA document: D-22781
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Vanessa Peña, Brendan R. Novak See more authors
This paper provides an overview of reporting mandates and Federal technology transfer metrics provided in annual reports, a description of common challenges in assessing the value of Federal technology transfer activities, and suggested approaches to addressing these challenges. To support continued exploration and implementation of the approaches described in this paper, the paper includes an annotated bibliography of 177 published articles and reports related to assessing the value of research and development and technology transfer.