Commercialization & Transition

Technology Applications

The MDA Technology Applications Program assists outside organizations with getting their discoveries to market for a variety of applications and uses. To do this, the program leverages the expertise of industry professionals and communicators who have the experience needed to accelerate the growth and commercialization of technological developments. For example, the program offers:

  • Business Focus Workshops: Attendees receive personalized business assistance through a one-day program designed to help them develop a preliminary commercialization strategy.
  • Strategies for Mature Technologies: MDA-funded companies with a commercialization strategy and a marketable product or service will benefit from the Technology Application (TA) Review by a panel of experts who provide analysis and recommendations for them to pursue.
  • Outreach/Publications: The program’s quarterly newsletter, MDA TechUpdate, discusses and promotes MDA-funded technology to potential customers or partners to a mailing list of 7,000+ individuals interested in new technology developments.

View and download documents from the Technology Applications Program Library free.

Insertions and Spinoffs

MDA Technology Applications measures its success in terms of “insertions” and “spinoff”. To learn more about individual technologies, please click on the linked names below, or view the entire report here.

Insertions

Insertions are technologies originally funded by the MDA that have been integrated or are scheduled for integration into the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Some examples are:

Spinoffs

Spinoffs are technologies originally funded by the MDA that have been adapted for other uses, including commercial, industrial, or military applications. Some examples are: