The offices of technology transfer at the various Maryland universities and federal laboratories serve to support innovations developed by the faculty and researchers at their institutions. The tech transfer office evaluates the commercialization potential of these technologies, files patent applications to protect this intellectual property (“IP”), and licenses this IP to companies who develop it into commercial products and services. TEDCO has a long standing relationship with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to help foster research within the industry.
NAVAIR's mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. This support includes research, design, development and systems engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; training facilities and equipment; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.