Drive Your Business Forward With USDA Tech Transfer

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College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road

La Plata, MD 20646

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Energetics Technology Center and the Rural Maryland Council are proud to offer an in-depth look into moving scientific discoveries and innovations developed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, from the laboratory to practical everyday use. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, student of biology, horticulture or aquaculture, or a professional service organization that assists any of these groups, plan to attend this free program and learn more about how technology transfer brings innovation to commercialization! This event will be held in building at the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland.

What is Technology Transfer?

Technology transfer (T2) is the process of transitioning technologies from the research lab to the marketplace.

Why Should I Learn About USDA Tech Transfer?

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief in-house research agency. It is one of the four component agencies of the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. The scope of USDA's agricultural research programs has been expanded and extended many times since the Department was first created. Today ARS has a workforce of approximately 6,000 employees including 2,100 scientists and post docs representing a wide range of disciplines. ARS has 800 research projects working at 90+ locations, including overseas labs.

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8:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast Served.

8:45 AM Welcome Remarks, Energetics Technology Center

8:50 AM Sponsor Welcome, Rural Maryland Council

8:55 AM Overview of Energetics Technology Center & TechFire® Incubation and Commercialization Programs

9:00 AM USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS), Technology Transfer Office

Tech Transfer Goals and Objectives - Moving Federal Innovation to Commercialization

Working with ARS


  1. Bioenergy and Environment

  2. Small Business Innovation Research and Licensing

  3. Crop Production and Protection

  4. Food Processing and Products

Questions & Answers

11:15 AM Break

11:30 AM TEDCO Rural Business Innovation Initiative

12:00 PM Enterpreneur-in-Residence Open House

1:00 PM Adjourn

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8730 Mitchell Road

La Plata, MD 20646

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