The FLC community is a vast network that is broken down by Consortium Members and Consortium Participants, and includes academic institutions as well as industry. All of the FLC community has aggregated access to high–quality T2 tools, services, and connections for facilitating the commercialization process that no other organization offers. From our industry partners to our member laboratories and participants, being part of the FLC community can open doors to federal resources and business opportunities that otherwise are not readily available.

To help you better understand what constitutes a Consortium Member and a Consortium Participant, the following definitions have been provided.

Consortium Member  – A Consortium Member signifies:

  1. Any federal laboratory having 200 or more full–time equivalent scientific, engineering and related technical positions;
  2. Such other federal laboratories as may choose to join the Consortium; and
  3. The parent federal agencies of the activities as codified in 15 U.S.C., Sections 3701 – 3715 and the parent federal agencies of those member laboratories.

Consortium Participant  – A Consortium Participant is anyone who belongs to a Consortium Member organization. Such person's duties include participation in and providing support to the technology transfer activities of their member organization.

FLC Community Membership Benefits
To help U.S. companies increase their competitive edge, Congress mandated that—whenever possible—the R&D conducted in federal labs should be transferred to the private sector. This process—known as technology transfer—is a widely untapped resource that can help labs and businesses prosper. Whether looking to strengthen your lab's T2 activities or seeking a laboratory to partner with to enhance your R&D needs, the FLC can open doors and make connections that are ready to be leveraged. Aside from the ways that T2 benefits the nation's economy, there are also countless ways for industry and academia to benefit from working with federal labs to take their products and techs to the next level.


Benefits to Government


Benefits to Industry


Benefits to Academia