Technology Transfer & Commercialization Program Manager
the Minority Business Development Agency
Patricia Tomczyszyn, Technology Transfer & Commercialization Program Manager for the Minority Business Development Agency has been a public servant for most her career. Her work includes 18 years as Customer Relations Manager and Special Projects Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, DC. Shortly after joining the Federal Government in 2012, Ms. Tomczyszyn learned about technology transfer and is now passionate about sharing the “nation’s largest seed fund” with minority-owned businesses, HBCUs, tribal colleges and other minority-serving institutions.
In 2018, she developed the MBDA InVision Tour, which travels nationwide to demonstrate how minority Industrialists and Innovators can access grant funding for R&D; license government technologies to develop new products; use Federal Government laboratories and equipment to develop new ideas or prototypes; or partner with a government scientists and share royalties when your new product hits the market.