The mission of the FLC is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories, and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources within the mainstream of the U.S. economy.
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?
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.
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!