Southeast

Southeast

Spread across nine states, the FLC Southeast Region is home to nearly 60 federal laboratories and over 300 federal facilities of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), among others.

Whether focusing on strengthening national security, improving medical treatments and the quality of life, or creating technologies to benefit the warfighter, the Southeast Region’s network of federal laboratories and their technology transfer offices are aiding efforts to fuel our nation’s economic competitiveness.

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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.
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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.
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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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