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ARPA-E and DARPA: Applying the DARPA model to energy innovation


  • William Bonvillian


  • Richard Atta



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  • William Bonvillian & Richard Atta, 2011. "ARPA-E and DARPA: Applying the DARPA model to energy innovation," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 36(5), pages 469-513, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:36:y:2011:i:5:p:469-513
    DOI: 10.1007/s10961-011-9223-x

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    DARPA; ARPA-E; Technology transfer; Innovation system; Energy technology; Defense technology; Multigenerational technology thrust; Complex established legacy sectors (CELS); Testbeds; O3; O32;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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