Spanning 14 states and with over 100 federal laboratories and facilities connecting the heartland of America, the Mid-Continent Region is the largest of the six FLC regions. Laboratories in the Mid-Continent Region perform cutting-edge research for agencies that include the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Agriculture (USDA), to name a few.

Numerous technologies transferred from the Mid-Continent Region have been leveraged to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. Get to know the FLC Mid-Continent regional laboratories and successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs, and events it has to offer.


What Is the FLC?

The FLC is a formally chartered organization mandated by Congress to promote, educate and facilitate technology transfer among more than 300 federal laboratories, research centers and agencies.

What Is Technology Transfer?

Since the work of the federal labs varies greatly by agency and transfers may not include the transfer of a physical technology or invention, the FLC developed the following definition of federal technology transfer:

Technology transfer is the process by which existing knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed under federal R&D funding are utilized to fulfill public and private needs.

How Can I Work With a Federal Laboratory?

Have a new product, method, or innovative idea that you’d like to enhance or further develop, but aren’t sure where to start? No problem! The FLC can get you in touch with expert scientists, engineers, and researchers who are available to collaborate or negotiate a license for an available federal technology to make your tech dreams a commercialized reality. There are various agency and laboratory programs, agreements, and partnerships that you can explore and utilize to boost your business and our nation’s economy. Check out the T2 Toolkit to get started!

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