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The FLC national meeting is one of the most anticipated annual events in the technology transfer community that offers both training and networking opportunities designed to facilitate attendees’ commercialization endeavors. This year's national meeting will be held in downtown Chicago, Illinois, April 26 – April 28, 2016. The meeting theme, From Discovery to Commercialization, centers on our nation’s continued focus to move federal research and development from out of the lab and into the marketplace by strengthening relationships with the private sector.
The educational training sessions, experiential panels and networking opportunities offered at the national meeting are a culmination of the FLC’s steadfast efforts to promote, educate and facilitate technology transfer for the more than 300 federal laboratories, research centers and parent agencies that encompass its diverse network. The knowledge gained from this year’s national meeting will help technology transfer professionals to improve upon their laboratory’s technology marketing strategies as well as initiate the building of interagency and industry partnerships that can advance our nation’s commercialization success.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.
The FLC was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members.
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