[USC02] 15 USC 3702: Purpose
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15 USC 3702: Purpose Text contains those laws in effect on March 4, 2021

§3702. Purpose

It is the purpose of this chapter to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of the United States by-

(1) establishing organizations in the executive branch to study and stimulate technology;

(2) promoting technology development through the establishment of cooperative research centers;

(3) stimulating improved utilization of federally funded technology developments, including inventions, software, and training technologies, by State and local governments and the private sector;

(4) providing encouragement for the development of technology through the recognition of individuals and companies which have made outstanding contributions in technology; and

(5) 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.)


1986-Par. (2). Pub. L. 99–502, §9(b)(1), substituted "cooperative research centers" for "centers for industrial technology".

Par. (3). Pub. L. 99–502, §9(f)(2), inserted ", including inventions, software, and training technologies,".