Reference Materials

Reference Materials

The Learning Center offers a complete, online library of FLC published references and white papers. Page through or download any of our online training publications for a detailed look at the federal T2 program.

From a PI’s Perspective: How We Made a T2 Success

This white paper describes and illuminates a successful technology transfer process, and some lessons learned, from the perspective of a principal investigator.

NIH Startup Challenge Model

This white paper describes how the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in partnership with the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), used the Startup Challenge Model to create a challenge that successfully advanced a variety of breast cancer technologies from the discovery stage to commercialization. It also presents some best practices that the organizers learned through the process.

White Paper: Building a Foundation for Effective Technology Transfer through Integration with the Research Process

Developed by the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, this primer aims to increase the effectiveness of T2 activity in transportation by describing how T2 practices can be integrated into the research process to capture the potential real-world benefits of our community’s research investment. 

White Paper: Technology Transfer Playbook

This white paper provides a playbook of key “plays” drawn from best practices at federal laboratories across the country to share the efforts and authorities that are currently being utilized to improve the technology transfer process.

White Paper: Federal Laboratory Designations

This white paper describes the basic differences and similarities among federal laboratory designations, namely government-owned, government-operated (GOGO) labs, government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) labs, and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).

White Paper: Basic Understanding of Intellectual Property

This white paper provides general information for a better understanding of the various aspects of intellectual property protection in the United States, including effects of the America Invents Act.

Federal Technology Transfer Legislation and Policy

”The Green Book,” provides the principal statutory and executive branch policies that constitute the framework of the federal technology transfer program.

FLC Technology Transfer Desk Reference

The Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Desk Reference presents a comprehensive introduction to technology transfer and technology transfer initiatives and mechanisms

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