Far West

Comprised of over 50 laboratories and spread out over the 8 western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the FLC Far West Region has a wealth of federal laboratory resources and programs available for businesses to utilize and benefit from. The Far West Region is also home to over 200 laboratory facilities with research and development (R&D) areas such as energy, aerospace and defense.

Thousands of groundbreaking technologies produced in Far West regional laboratories have been commercialized to progress various technology industries, and grow the Region’s and our nation’s economy. Get to know the FLC Far West regional laboratories and its successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs and events it has to offer.

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.

What Is Technology Transfer?

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.

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!

Success Stories

Quantum dot technology developed by nanoscientists at LBNL and licensed by Nanosys, Inc. yields energy efficient yet bright, vibrant displays in the growing field of smartphones, HDTVs, laptops and tablet computers. Images courtesy of Nanosys, Inc.

Comparison of simulated liquid nickel breakup by argon atomization gas (a) and experimental liquid nickel gas atomization spray high speed video frame (b).