The Opportunity One Association Found in a Public-private Partnership
Federal government collaboration can benefit your members
Finding a way to collaborate with the federal government on an issue affecting your industry can provide a lot of opportunities and resources—but uncovering the right one to pursue requires keeping your ear to the ground.
That’s something the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) learned from a public-private partnership that could improve the efficiency of its members’ vending machines.
As a part of a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), NAMA and others will partner with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a federal technology lab in Tennessee, on the development of new types of more energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies. CRADAs, used to facilitate research since the 1980s, allow corporations and government agencies to work toward a common goal.
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