Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.
A vast array of knowledge is generated in federal research facilities and disseminated via research papers, books, articles and presentations and by the transfer of technology to industry. Technology transfer, however, involves not only dissemination of knowledge but also the exploitation of the outcomes of research - inventions and innovations.
The Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) initiative is a unique example of people in Canada's federal science-based departments and agencies (SBDAs) working together to establish common approaches, practices and policies to effectively transfer research and technologies from government laboratories to the private sector.
FPTT is an established "community of practice" of federal public servants committed to working together to enhance their professional capacity and to ensure the expeditious transfer of the value created in federal laboratories. The strength of FPTT is measured by the relationships it builds, the knowledge it helps develop and share, and the technology transfer it enables.
Our members are technology transfer specialists who know government intellectual property policies, procedures and regulations inside out. Their business skills, resources and technical expertise result in effective transfer and commercialization of innovations developed in federal laboratories.