The Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) plays a key role in shaping a federal laboratory’s approach to technology transfer by developing and promoting effective partnerships between government and commercial entities.
The Air Force currently has 43 ORTAs across the Air Force Enterprise.
Functions performed by ORTAs are the following:
The main objective of an ORTA manager is to promote and support technology transfer in accordance with the laboratory's mission. The ORTA manager at each laboratory must: