Economic and Warfighter Impacts from USAF CRADAs

January 18 / 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST
01/18/22 2:30 PM 01/18/22 3:30 PM America/New_York Economic and Warfighter Impacts from USAF CRADAs United States

Please join the FLC and TechLink for a webinar led by Michael Wallner, who leads the economic research team at TechLink. He will discuss TechLink's latest economic impact study, on the economic impacts of Air Force Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).

This one-hour webinar presents the perfect opportunity for you to understand and discuss the Warfighter and Economic Impacts of USAF CRADAs. The webinar is based on TechLink’s first-ever USAF CRADA Economic Impact Review (EIR) of 1,263 CRADAs issued between 2000-2020. TechLink’s EIR found $4.3 billion in transition sales, $10.7 billion in commercial sales, $31.3 billion in total economic impact, and that the 1,263 CRADAs supported approximately 139,000 jobs over the 21-year period. The panel will focus on the practical impacts that CRADAs have had on the USAF, the U.S. Warfighter, the U.S. economy, and DoD's Defense Mission.

Michael Wallner at TechLink, oversees economic impact analysis for the Department of Defense (DoD), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD inventions and TechLink licensing, CRADAs for the Air Force, Navy, and Army, as well as the first-ever economic analysis for the National Cancer Institute. Wallner focuses on conducting research and development analysis for DoD's defense mission, the U.S. economy, and transitioning of technologies to the U.S. warfighter. Wallner also teaches applied statistics at Montana State University, has a PhD in Public Policy and Administration, and is currently finishing his MBA.

Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)