This paper presents information on the current capability and future potential of the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) as a viable data exchange program in terms of technology transfer and resources conservation providing a key to technological growth and profit. This information transfer function of technology utilization is an important aspect to be considered. This paper presents an overview of the ways the GIDEP Program is utilized by over 650 government and industry organizations to provide a technology transfer function for quality and reliability improvement. How increased productivity and economic benefits are derived from use of GIDEP data banks and its communication network are described. Specific examples of data utilization and benefits are provided.
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Richards, E.T. Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) - A program for technology transfer. J Technol Transfer 8, 23–33 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02184028
- Economic Growth
- Transfer Function
- Communication Network
- Technology Transfer
- Economic Benefit