2016 FLC AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 FLC awards. One of the most coveted honors in the technology transfer field, the FLC awards have been presented to over 200 federal laboratories since their inception in 1984. To reflect the diversity in scope and number of technology transfer efforts undertaken by federal laboratories and their partners, seven categories of awards will be presented.
The FLC Interagency Partnership Award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two different agencies who have collaboratively accomplished outstanding work in transferring a technology.
The FLC National Advisory Council honors Laboratory Directors who have made maximum contributions to the overall enhancement of technology transfer for economic development. Accomplishments related to the transfer of technology from the federal laboratory to industry, including support of FLC activities, internal accomplishments, industry involvement and community service, are the primary award criteria.
The FLC Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award recognizes the efforts of an FLC laboratory technology transfer professional (or team) who has demonstrated outstanding work in transferring a technology in a manner significantly over and above what was called for in the normal course of their work. Technology Transfer Program Managers, Office of Research and Technology Application (ORTA) Representatives, and Commercialization Managers are considered ideal candidates for this award.
The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of an FLC laboratory technology transfer professional who has demonstrated outstanding work in the field of technology transfer in a manner significantly over and above what was called for in the normal course of their work during the past year. The nominee must be new to technology transfer, with three years (or less) experience in a technology transfer position.
The FLC Service Awards recognize individuals involved in technology transfer activities who have provided noteworthy support to the technology transfer process, furthering the mission of the FLC. Three types of Service Awards are presented, including:
- Harold Metcalf Award, which recognizes an FLC laboratory employee who has provided sustained significant service to the FLC as an organization.
- Representative of the Year, given to the FLC Representative who has made the most significant contribution to the FLC in the past year.
- Outstanding Service Award, honoring an individual or group who is not an FLC laboratory employee for a notable contribution to the FLC in terms of sustained support and/or service.
The State and Local Economic Development Award recognizes successful initiatives that involve partnership between state or local economic development groups and federal laboratories for economic benefit.
The FLC Excellence in Technology Transfer Award recognizes employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology. A panel of experts from industry, state and local government, academia, and the federal laboratory system judges the nominations. Optional Appendix A form is also available.
2016 NOMINATION FORMS – NEW AND IMPROVED FORMAT
To make the submission process more user-friendly, this year’s forms are in a PDF-fillable format, which allows the user to simply enter text without having to do additional page formatting.
Please click the above header links to download the nomination forms of your choice.
Two optional forms are also available for downloading (see tutorial for details):
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