Technology Transfer Model

What is Technology Transfer?

The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.

Technology transfer is a multidimensional process that intentionally promotes the use of an innovation.

Technology Transfer Model


Technology transfer begins during the development of a new technology or innovation, continues through its dissemination (raising awareness), and extends into its early implementation (incorporation into practice). This process requires multiple stakeholders and resources, and involves activities related to translation and adoption. Technology transfer is designed to accelerate the diffusion of an innovation.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Technology Transfer Workgroup. Gotham, H. J., Hagle, H., Hulsey, E., Krom, L., Roget, N., Squires, D., Waters, P., & Williams, A. (2011). Research to practice in addiction treatment: Key terms and a field driven model of technology transfer. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41, 169-178. 

Our “technologies” or “innovations” are evidence-based practices for mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery services. We seek to accelerate the ability of the mental health field to use evidence-based practices that will improve the lives of people with or at risk of developing mental health disorders.