This External Training Programs list provides an extensive list of additional T2 training programs that are available through other organizations working in T2. Programs are available for anyone from seasoned T2 professionals to newcomers in the field, and are taught by many of the same instructors and speakers featured in our training courses and webinars. Search through a list of other organizations’ training programs to further your T2 education.

CO-LABS hosted a conference call for U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO CD-7) to hear from several federally-funded research labs in Colorado. The themes for this call are related to 1) Dept. of Energy major goals and NREL research 2) Aerospace-related digital communications technology research at NIST & 3) Federal technology transfer successes (SBIRs) with the Colorado School of Mines, and news on the upcoming joint USGS/Mines research building.


• Welcome by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, staff and Dan Powers, CO-LABS
• Remarks by Research Lab Directors and Scientists, then Q&A Speakers: Dr. Martin Keller Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and President, Alliance for Sustainable Energy Dr. Daniel Laird Director, National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Marla L. Dowell, PhD Director, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) and Boulder Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) William Vaughan Director of Technology Transfer, Colorado School of Mines

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30-credit master's program that can be completed online, in-person, or as a combination. Students can specialize in Innovation Strategy, Entrepreneurship, or Technology & Innovation Management.

E-learning modules - one track for government researchers and one for entrepreneurs - that provide information needed to understand commercialization and T2 processes and mechanisms, both in general and at ARL, and how to strategically leverage these processes and mechanisms to spur innovation, encourage knowledge diffusion, and support ARL’s mission.

Downloadable checklist that serves as a general overview of key issues to consider when negotiating license agreements. The checklist is a draft and is geared toward general license agreements, rather than specific to federal technology transfer.

Educational programming and content related to intellectual property law, including meetings and seminars, literature, and live and on-demand online learning options. Much of the programming and content can be used to satisfy CLE requirements.

Presentation on tech transfer practices at the NIH, including patenting, major T2 mechanisms, and ethics concerns. The NIH requires this training for all of its Principal Investigators, fellows, graduate students, and staff scientists/staff clinicians.

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SSTI provides resources that help T2 practitioners enhance their effectiveness and impact. SSTI is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving initiatives that support prosperity through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. SSTI conducts research on common performance standards, identifies best practices, analyzes trends in and policies affecting tech-based economic development, and fosters greater cooperation among and between all public, private and nonprofit organizations encouraging prosperity.

Online Education
SSTI offers monthly webinars on issues and initiatives important to tech-based economic development. Some of the topics you can expect to find are: in-depth examinations of regional approaches to financing startup companies and commercializing university research, strategies for successful economic transformation through strategic investments and thought-provoking dialogue among your peers from across the country.

Annual Conference
SSTI’s Annual Conference is the nation’s largest gathering of the tech-based economic development community. The conference focuses on creating a climate where economic growth occurs organically through science, technology and innovation. Attendees are state, local and regional policymakers and program managers, higher education officials and leaders of organizations active in tech-based economic development. The conference is held in the fall of each year. Find out more here:

E-learning course that provides job training for technology transfer practice at the Navy.

Reference book that serves as a guide for CRADA practice and policies at Navy labs.

E-learning modules for T2 topics. Modules are self-paced, but include an exam and must be completed within 60 days of commencement. Targeted to specific DOD and federal government groups, but others may request to audit.