WTEC is the nation's leading organization in conducting international technology assessments. During the 1990s, it was called the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) Division of Loyola University Maryland. In 2001, WTEC was spun off into a separate nonprofit corporation by R. D. Shelton. Most recently it was headed by Patricia Foland as president.
Over the years WTEC has conducted more than 80 international technology assessments using an on-site peer review methodology that many believe is the best single way to get accurate results. Sponsors included most of the U.S. Government's research agencies: NSF, NIH, DoD, Department of Energy, NIST and many others. Panelists are some of the nation's leading experts. Past panelists include the Director of the NSF, Directors of the DOE Office of Science (3), the Chief of Naval Research, vice presidents of research for IBM, Bell Labs, and hundreds of other leading scientists and engineers.
A report archive is posted below. Many reports become books by major publishers. Recent ones published by Springer are on: converging technologies, nanotechnology 2020, biosensing, systems biology, micromanufacturing, and brain computer interfaces. The Imperial College Press has published books on robotics, nanocatalysis, and simulation-based engineering. The Academic Press, Kluwer, and Noyes Publishers published a half-dozen WTEC books earlier. A search for "WTEC" at amazon.com will find many of them. A YouTube Channel with videos of recent studies is at http://wtec.us
Based on this body of knowledge about the best technologies abroad, a new company World TechTransfer LLC has been organized to make some of those international technologies available in the U.S. The initial focus is on critically needed technologies to defend against the coronavirus pandemic. More information is at http://wtec2.com
Note: The older reports below have only a simple executive summary posted, not including illustrations. For early WTEC and JTEC reports 1984-1994, please see the ITRI monograph posted at http://scienceus.org/wtec/old/BenchmarkTechnologiesAbroad.pdf
Some earlier reports are available in libraries and at amazon.com.