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
A 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.