FLC National Meeting Brings Federal Labs and Businesses Together to Spur Innovation Through Technology Transfer

This year’s meeting theme centers on ‘Spurring Innovation Through Technology Transfer’ as session topics aim to kick up the dust on current T2 practices and offer innovative ways to wrangle disruptive technologies for market impact.

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is heading to San Antonio, Texas, April 25 – 27, for its 2017 national meeting. Members of the technology transfer (T2) community and industry are invited to expand their T2 knowledge, showcase and view award-winning technologies, form connections, and strategize new ways to streamline the T2 process.

Taking place at the stylish Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, the FLC national meeting welcomes an average of 400-plus attendees each year. This year’s meeting theme centers on “Spurring Innovation Through Technology Transfer” as session topics aim to kick up the dust on current T2 practices and offer innovative ways to wrangle disruptive technologies for market impact.

Day one of the meeting provides the perfect training space for federal laboratory T2 personnel to sharpen their professional development skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore: Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and licensing and negotiation workshops, intellectual property (IP) and protection in relation to T2, and how to create a commercialization culture with T2 peers, among other training course selections.

“Giving our national laboratories the resources to bring their innovations into the commercial market is vital in the T2 process,” said FLC Chair Paul Zielinski. “The national meeting is just one way we can provide our labs with commercialization tools, and give them a chance to interact with laboratory professionals in…

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