State Profiles

State Profiles

Each year, the federal government invests billions in R&D. With technology transfer and the FLC's efforts, much of this investment is leveraged, giving U.S. industry the competitive edge and technologies it needs to create better products.

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.