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How to Get Involved: CRADAs

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) A CRADA is a legal instrument that allows Navy and Marine Corps laboratories to engage in collaborative efforts with a non-federal partner.

Fast CRADA Facts

  • Research performed under a CRADA must be collaborative and consistent with the mission of the federal laboratory
  • Both partners may contribute personnel, services, and property
  • Navy and Marine Corps laboratories cannot contribute funds to the non-federal partner
  • Non-federal CRADA partner may receive a non-exclusive license to the inventions made during the performance of the CRADA effort
  • Non-federal CRADA partner may obtain an exclusive license to any inventions made during the performance of the CRADA effort. License should be for reasonable consideration
  • Data generated under the CRADA may be protected from public disclosure for up to five years


Modular Portable Air Conditioner

CRADA_exampleA technology developed under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River (NAWCAD) and OxiCool, Inc. has the potential to revolutionize how the world stays cool.


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