NIH scientists and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 — Poster Session I
- SM Ferguson
- GK Jones
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories (including NIH) that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members. The Consortium creates an environment that adds value to and supports the technology transfer efforts of its members and potential partners. The FLC develops and tests transfer methods, addresses barriers to the process, provides training, highlights grass-roots transfer efforts, and emphasizes national initiatives where technology transfer has a role. For the public and private sectors, the FLC brings laboratories together with potential users of government-developed technologies. This is in part accomplished by the FLC's Technology Locator network and regional and national meetings. In consonance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related federal policy, the mission of the FLC is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy. NIH staff members serve as both agency and laboratory FLC representatives as well as in national and regional FLC organization positions.
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