FLC Industry Day Comes to Philadelphia, the Birthplace of American Innovation

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Industry Day highlights top innovation thought leaders from the science and technology community to offer perspectives on how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate lab-to-market success.

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Industry Day is an opportunity for the FLC to educate both our laboratory members and the business community about the best ways to access each other’s resources in the name of innovation.

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is inviting industry professionals and entrepreneurs to attend its annual Industry Day and hear from top innovators in the technology transfer community. On April 26 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, attendees will have the opportunity to discover how public-private partnerships can work to their advantage.

Featured each year as a part of the FLC national meeting, Industry Day offers a chance for regional businesses and economic development organizations to explore the research and development (R&D) possibilities that can come from connecting with national laboratory researchers —such as access to state-of-the-art resources, subject-matter experts, and more.

“One of our goals year-round is to make sure industry professionals and the researchers in federal labs have access to one another and creating an environment where technology transfer can change the entire landscape,” said John Dement, FLC Chair. “Industry Day is an opportunity for the FLC to educate both our laboratory members and the business community about the best ways to access each other’s resources in the name of innovation.”

Industry Day highlights top innovation thought leaders from the science and technology community to offer perspectives on how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate lab-to-market success. This year’s keynote speaker, Tom Osha, Senior VP, Innovation & Economic Development, of Wexford Science & Technology, will deliver insight into the strategy behind growing partnerships between organizations and entrepreneurs in pursuit of new innovations.

Additional features include panels that spotlight leaders in entrepreneurship, university and federal collaborations, minority business development, and a session on the White House Return on Investment (ROI) Initiative. All sessions promise to offer significant insight into the connections technology transfer can create.

Discover FLC resources, including one-on-one demonstrations of the largest searchable database of available federal technologies, FLC Business.

Tickets for Industry Day are $250 and include access to Industry Day sessions and networking with panelists, lunch and snacks. Register today at https://meeting.federallabs.org. Already registered? Find out everything you need to know before the big day here: https://meeting.federallabs.org/know-before-you-go/.

About the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC):

Organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, the FLC is a nationwide network of approximately 300 federal laboratories, centers, parent departments, and agencies that establishes strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. To accomplish its mission of assisting the movement of innovative federal research and development into the U.S. economy, the FLC provides various resources from training to regional and national meetings so its members can obtain the resources they need to achieve successful technology transfer. To learn more about the FLC and its mission, visit http://www.federallabs.org.

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