About the FLC

About the FLC

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

Through American taxpayers’ investment in our federal laboratories’ research and development (R&D) efforts, scientific and technological breakthroughs can take place and return dividends to our economy. The new industries, businesses, and jobs that can be created when a new technology is brought to market are just a few of the successes that take effect through technology transfer (T2), and the FLC is here to promote, facilitate, and educate labs and industry about that process.

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Mission

The FLC’s mission is to promote, facilitate, and educate federal T2 among its member labs and institutions so they can easily reach their commercialization goals, and create social and economic impacts with new innovative technologies. Through the various resources, education and training, tools, and services the FLC creates and provides its members, federal labs are better able to create partnerships, navigate the commercialization process, and achieve market success.
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Vision

By serving as the touchstone for T2 communication, education, and open data services tools, the FLC plays a central role in providing the skilled tech transfer workforce that our country desperately needs and deserves. The highly motivated T2 professionals are the driving force behind improving federal labs’ ability to effectively partner with the private sector. As the recognized leader in maximizing collaborative research and technology transfer among its member laboratories, the FLC is committed to providing the highest quality services and cutting-edge tools necessary for labs to successfully carry out their mandated T2 missions.
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Goals & Objectives

Promote
Promote
T2 activities and successes through the FLC awards program, as well as print, online, and social media communications. Raise awareness and increase dialogue with state and local governments, industry, academia, and other external participants about the significance of T2, and the FLC tools and services available to support T2 missions.

Educate
Educate the FLC community, from newcomer to seasoned professional, on T2 best practice strategies and offer various in-person and online training opportunities for anyone to expand their T2 knowledge for improved understanding and easy navigation of the federal commercialization process.

Facilitate
Facilitate federal laboratories, industry partners, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions with their T2 goals and missions through FLC-created tools and services in order to provide introductions, information, and an accessible path for members to get their technologies from lab to market.


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