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Technology Partnerships with the FBI

Technology Partnerships with the FBI

Submit Your Proposal

OMB Control Number 1103-0117

Thank you for your interest in a technology partnership with the FBI. As a federal laboratory, the FBI seeks collaboration with other federal labs, academia, corporations, and others and is interested in outreach from such partners. We welcome your proposals for patent licensing and for cooperative R&D.

Your submission will be forwarded to the FBI's Office of Research & Technology Applications for further review. Please be advised that a desired licensing agreement or Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) does not guarantee any contractual action or obligation on the part of the FBI. Your material, once submitted, will not be returned to you. If your idea is of interest to the FBI, our team will contact you to discuss further engagement.

Is this a U.S. based company?

Is the company owned in whole or in part by a federal employee?

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Existing federal contracts   Does the company/submitter have existing contracts with federal agencies or laboratories?

I have read and understand the FBI’s Information Privacy Policy.  

I have read the FBI submission guidance and certify that my attachment meets all requirements.  

I certify that the content in my submission was created by (1) me; (2) my organization; and/or (3) an individual or organization who gave me permission to submit their content.  

Attachment guidelines:
  1. You must submit a PDF. Other formats will not be reviewed.
  2. Your PDF must not include any hyperlinks. (You can include URLs in the text, but do not link them.)
  3. The first page of your submission must include:
  • Partnership area of interest
  • Organization or individual name
  • Phone number and email
  • Website address (if applicable)

Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 15, United States Code, Section 3710a; Title 35, United States Code, Section 207-9; 47 CFR 404.8 The information requested will assist the FBI in reviewing your submission for a licensing agreement or a CRADA. You do not have to provide the requested information. However, failure to do so may prevent the FBI from reviewing your submission for a licensing agreement or a CRADA. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 FR 8659, 671 (2-20-1998) (as amended) and which may be viewed at