EPA Cincinnati Technology Collaboration and Transfer
Facilitate collaborative research with innovators, research organizations and others
EPA Cincinnati facilitates and promotes collaboration between private technology innovators, research organizations, and federal researchers by:
- Seeking opportunities to transfer federal technologies into the marketplace and collaborating on R&D with outside entities such as industry, consortia, academia, trade associations, and state and local agencies.
- Matching collaborators with EPA researchers.
- Assisting EPA scientists and engineers with designing cooperative research and development agreements.
- Negotiating access to EPA laboratories and research facilities.
- Hosting training forums, workshops, and seminars on patenting and collaboration.
- Developing broad memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with universities, such as the University of Cincinnati MOU (PDF) (5 pp, 204 KB) and others on water research
- Developing targeted MOUs with entities that conduct water technology innovation contests, the Artemis Project , and Imagine H20 .
Patent Fact Sheets
- Biological Filter for Oxidizing Ammonia in Drinking Water Treatment (PDF) (1 pp, 476 KB)
- Adaptive Real-Time Contaminant Detection and Early Warning for Drinking Water Distribution Systems (PDF) (1 pp, 480 KB)
- Process and Apparatus for Removal of Biocolloids From Water (PDF) (1 pp, 728 KB)
EPA Cincinnati Facilities
EPA Cincinnati is one of the largest federal water technology R&D laboratories in the country with over 500,000 square feet of facility space, more than 180 laboratories, and more than 1,050 federal and contract personnel.
EPA Cincinnati research programs aim to:
- Manage health, environmental, chemical, and security risks.
- Protect America's waters.
- Assess human health and ecosystem exposure.
- Analyze pollutants.
- Create pathways to environmental sustainability.
Researchers develop marketable ideas, and test and evaluate technologies ready for the marketplace.
Connecting With Other Federal Organizations
We want to connect with other federal organizations that share water technology RD&D. From 2006 through 2010, EPA, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funded approximately $30 million for water research. There is a huge opportunity for inter-agency cooperation for SBIR solicitations. Currently, only EPA and NSF collaborate on topics.
Related Web Resources
- EPA Technology Transfer
- FTTA Patent Catalog (PDF) (20 pp, 1.1 MB)
- U.S. Patent Law (Legal Information Institute)
Cincinnati EPA Water Cluster FTTA Coordinator