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Federal Laboratory Consortium Education Resources

FLC Logo and Map image to showcase labs in each regionThe Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

The FLC’s mission is to promote, facilitate, and educate federal T2 among its member labs and institutions so they can easily reach their commercialization goals, and create social and economic impacts with new innovative technologies. Through the various resources, education and training, tools, and services the FLC creates and provides its members, federal labs are better able to create partnerships, navigate the commercialization process, and achieve market success.

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To successfully advance federal innovations and technologies, the FLC relies heavily on the actions and efforts of its six geographical regions: Far West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Continent, Northeast, and Southeast. Through the assistance and advocacy of Regional Coordinators, Deputy Regional Coordinators, and other key members, the FLC reaches federal laboratories on a local level and provides tailored T2 education, training, and networking opportunities based on the scientific and technological needs of that geographic area.

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MBDA Innovation Learning Center

The MBDA Innovation Learning Center, developed by the FLC, is a comprehensive online curriculum that covers various subjects to help you expand your expertise in the federal technology transfer process. Select a course and get started today!


Online Courses

Online Courses

Introduction to CRADAs

This e-course will introduce you to one of technology transfer’s most important mechanisms, the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). In about 15 minutes, you will learn what CRADAs are, their function and purpose, what they can accomplish, and when they are used.

Introduction to Technology Transfer

If you are brand-new to the field, this 30-minute interactive course is your starting point to navigating the basic concepts of federal technology transfer.

Tech Transfer Legislative Timeline

This interactive timeline shows and describes major legislation related to federal technology transfer.

CRADA Process

This 15-minute course follows up from “Introduction to CRADAs” by providing a broad understanding of how Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) work. It covers the basics of the CRADA process: why—and how—you’d initiate a CRADA; a comprehensive overview for developing a CRADA; and responsibilities of those involved in CRADA projects.




Introduction to Intellectual Property

This webinar will cover a real, personal, and intellectual property (IP), the basics of IP and IP laws, types of IP, review of supreme court cases concerning IP practices and policies and protection and patents for IP.

Identifying Technologies "Ready" for Market

Marketing and commercialization expert Wendy Kennedy shares tools to help you market your technologies to potential partners by articulating their business value.

Open Innovation and Technology Scouting

This webinar examines open innovation, and how it relates to the federal market in regard to choosing the right project, process and support, and possible deal structures and relationships. Several projects will be discussed as case studies.

Commercialization Success Tools: Strategic Marketing for Your TTO

In this webinar, Wendy Kennedy, President of Inc., will equip you with a proven framework to make marketing a strategic asset to achieve your metrics.

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2016 FLC Northeast Regional Meeting and Training Workshop
September 7 - September 8 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

2016 FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Regional Meeting
September 13 - September 15 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT

IP Strategy Innovation Summit
September 21 - September 22 / 8:00 AM ET

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