United States Code

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§ 3702.
It is the purpose of this chapter to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of the United States by—
establishing organizations in the executive branch to study and stimulate technology;
promoting technology development through the establishment of cooperative research centers;
stimulating improved utilization of federally funded technology developments, including inventions, software, and training technologies, by State and local governments and the private sector;
providing encouragement for the development of technology through the recognition of individuals and companies which have made outstanding contributions in technology; and
encouraging the exchange of scientific and technical personnel among academia, industry, and Federal laboratories.
(Pub. L. 96–480, § 3, Oct. 21, 1980, 94 Stat. 2312; Pub. L. 99–502, § 9(b)(1), (f)(2), Oct. 20, 1986, 100 Stat. 1795, 1797.)
cite as: 15 USC 3702