Research and Development Services
Supporting U.S. Academic Research Institutions
U.S. research and development services exports generated $46.5 billion in 2020 with an estimated $13.35 billion trade surplus in research and development services exports. The United States has long been regarded as the premier destination for cutting-edge research and development (R&D), and American universities have helped propel the United States to this leading position. Academic R&D positively impacts economic growth, spurs innovation, fosters entrepreneurship, and attracts foreign direct investment.
How We Can Help Your Institution
The U.S. Commercial Service offers a broad spectrum of customized programs to assist U.S. higher education institutions to internationalize whether it is through increased numbers of international students on campus or by attracting foreign-funded research projects through trade leads, customized business matchmaking, or U.S. government advocacy assistance.
Our goal is to engage the R&D and technology transfer offices at U.S. higher education institutions to increase their awareness of ITA and U.S. Commercial Service resources, as well as other resources within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
To learn more about the U.S. Department of Commerce Resources for U.S. Higher Education Institutions, click on the link to watch this one-hour webinar (Password: Jm6jJmS4).
Watch the Webinar
U.S. Department of Commerce Resource Links for U.S. Higher Education Institutions:
International Trade Administration
Find your local U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist
ITA, U.S. Commercial Service (CS), Global Education Team
ITA, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services
Trade Data Analysis
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Utility Patent Application Guide
Patent Search Guide
IP Awareness Assessment Tool
Inventory and Entrepreneur Resources
Pro se Assistance Program
Micro Entity Limit
Patent Pro Bono Help and Video
First Inventor to File
Law School Clinic Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Bureau of Industry & Security
For questions, or to be added to our email list, please contact:
Research & Development Sub-Team Leader
Global Education Team
Email LeeAnne Haworth