FirstLink works with federal laboratories, private sector companies, entrepreneurs and university affiliates to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technologies that meet the needs of first responders.

Our services include support for:

  • Joint R&D between federal, commercial and educational organizations
  • Access to federal technologies, expertise, capabilities, items, and equipment
  • Testing services, product trials, demonstrations & exercises, pilot programs
  • Defense equipment loans
  • Technology Validation
  • Technology Transfer
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Business Planning
  • Funding

We have strong expertise in the following federal programs:

  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
  • Commercial Test Agreements (CTA)
  • Commercial Service Agreements (CSA)
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) / Bailment Agreements
  • Patent License Agreement (PLA)
  • Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
  • Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
  • Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)
  • Educational Partnership Act (EPA)

If you have an interest in commercializing a first responder technology or have a technology that meets the needs of first responders, please contact us.