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NSWC Crane Names New Technology Transfer Director

Agency: 
Dept. of Defense

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has named Jenna Dix its new Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) Technology Transfer (T2) Director. Dix previously served as NSWC Crane’s T2 Agreements Administrator. (Photo by NSWC Crane Corporate Communications)

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has named Jenna Dix its new Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) Technology Transfer (T2) Director. Dix previously served as NSWC Crane’s T2 Agreements Administrator.

As T2 Director, Dix will conduct strategic management of the lab’s intellectual capital and help to connect academia, industry and start-ups to the valuable resources available at NSWC Crane. She will continue to advance NSWC Crane’s T2 program through partnerships that support efforts to commercialize Crane-developed technologies, while at the same time helping to spur economic activity and support small businesses and startup ventures.  She will also focus on strategic partnerships that enhance the research and development capabilities of NSWC Crane and enable the lab’s scientists and engineers to work collaboratively with their peers in industry and academia to expedite the delivery of technical solutions for the warfighter.  

“I am honored at the opportunity to serve NSWC Crane as the T2 Director,” Dix said. “I look forward to continuing to serve the Navy and the warfighter by ensuring the T2 program is strategically situated to meet their needs.” 

Dix has served as the Agreements Administrator in NSWC Crane’s T2 program since 2015. During that time, she was responsible for cultivating partnerships with private industry and academia, and engaging the ecosystem using a variety of T2 mechanisms. The T2 program experienced substantial growth during her tenure, doubling the number of T2 partnerships over four years.  Prior to her time in technology transfer, Dix spent 10 years supporting the Navy’s Small Arms program.

In April of this year, Dix received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). In 2018 she was a member on the team awarded the DoD’s George Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

Dix also serves as Regional Coordinator for the FLC Midwest Region.  In this role, she assists labs throughout the region achieve their T2 goals, and works on a national level to enhance T2 throughout the network of federal laboratories.

Dix has a B.A. in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Public Management, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).

NSWC Crane’s Technology Transfer (T2) Program helps link federal research and development to academic institutions and businesses in the private sector. The NSWC Crane program has partnerships with more than 100 businesses, individuals and universities, including 207 active agreements.

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in expeditionary warfare, strategic missions and electronic warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi-spectral, full life-cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today's warfighter.

To view the original NSWC Crane press release, visit https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/Article/1937834/nswc-crane-names-new-technology-transfer-director/.

Category: 
Member Labs
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Midwest