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Cost-Shared Industry-Led Partnerships for Advanced Technology
Advanced Technology Program: cost-shared awards to industry
for the development of high risk, potentially high-payoff enabling
technologies that otherwise would not be pursued because of technical
risks and other obstacles that discourage priv
ate sector investment. (Department of Commerce FY96 $491M)
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs):
Expanded use of cooperative research that combines federal laboratories
and private research in ways that ensure rapid transfer of federal
technology and know-how to problems of direct industrial interest.