A somewhat overlooked initiative among the innovation industry could be the network of federal laboratories that conduct tax-funded R&D across science and technology disciplines, according to the Federal Laboratory
You find the word “innovation” everywhere lately. It has become a buzz word that people use to describe practically anything new. While some look at innovation as describing something new, or often even something considered “better” than another product or service, these ideas fall a bit short of the mark.
“Government Matters,” a Washington, D.C.–based show on the ABC network that covers issues and projects going on in the government and with industry, recently profiled the FLC during its March 13 program.
The site, federallabs.org, introduces a bounty of new tools intended to help businesses use federal resources.
The United States spends over $130 billion each year on research and development (R&D), for everything from understanding disease to increasing cybersecurity. In addition to improving health, safety and quality of life, that investment can provide significant economic benefit from results that become commercial products.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer facilitates research translation by government labs. International Innovation talks to Paul Zielinski about how they are achieving this goal.
Innovation magazine is a print publication that melds business and technology. With articles appealing to investors, inventors, scientists and engineers, Innovation often covers technology and tools that assist in commercialization.