NSWC Crane Partners With Ohio Institute

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Wright Brothers Institute Director Les McFawn (left) and NSWC Crane Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Oesterreich (photo courtesy NSWC Crane) Wright Brothers Institute Director Les McFawn (left) and NSWC Crane Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Oesterreich (photo courtesy NSWC Crane)
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the Wright Brothers Institute in Ohio. The organizations say the agreement creates a "collaborative framework" allowing them to a maximum return on commercialization investments for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

NSWC Crane says the agreement will focus on "aligning complimentary technologies, sourcing commercial markets, connecting technical experts, and engaging manufacturers to further commercialization efforts for all parties." The organizations will work on joint technology showcases in both locations to help form new collaborations and awareness for technologists and investors.

"This unique agreement connects a region that is leveraging current technology transfer initiatives with the Air Force and aligns to the core technology areas of NSWC Crane,” said Brooke Pyne, NSWC Crane’s Technology Transfer Manager/SBIR Program Manager. “This strategic partnership will strengthen regional collaboration by fostering navy commercialization with research and development efforts that support the warfighter.”

WBI leaders say the agreement will create more attractive licensing opportunities and a new opportunity to bring innovative technologies to commercial markets.

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