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2009 FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM
MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING

This year's Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region annual conference provided a range of opportunities to learn how to access and benefit from federal laboratory expertise, intellectual property and physical assets. The agenda included sessions on academic/government collaboration, motivating innovation, unique ways to accomplish technology transfer, the marketplace for inventions, the role of inventors in moving toward commercialization, the “human element,” ways to conquer the FDA approval process, and more. We are particularly pleased that TEDCO and SAIC were sponsors of this meeting.

An inspirational keynote address was provided by Anousheh Ansari, co-founder and chairman, Prodea Systems and first female private space explorer. On September 18, 2006, Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. She also earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.  Back on Earth, as a successful serial entrepreneur, Anousheh returned to her job as co-founder and chairman of her latest technology company, Prodea Systems, focused on simplifying the digital home experience.

Further inspiration came from the “Human Element” session, where the bottom line benefit of federal science and technology transfer was illustrated by its direct impact on individuals. Thanks to the session presenters.

See the agenda, attendee list, speaker biographies and presentations under the "Publications" tab of this website.  Find the results of the awards program and the Hot Technologies/Hot Partnerships program under the "News" tab.

 

2009 FLC MAR Awards
Nominations Packet

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2009 Photo Galleries


 

Regional Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards

 
Cell Line Bank for
Cancer Research

Innovative Techniques and Reagents for Improved Genetic Engineering

Advanced Combinatorial Test Suites (ACTS) for Testing Software

QuEChERS

Development and Commercialization of the Rotatable Cross-Arm Trellis

Development of an Operational System for Regional Crop Production Assessment

Dietary Supplement
Ingredient Database


Clay-Liquid CO2
Removal Sorbent


VE-PSI: Virtual Engineering Process Simulator Interface


Individual Awards

Outstanding Technology  Transfer
Professional Karen Maury


Outstanding Technology Transfer
Professional Dr. Rick Brenner


Laboratory Director of the Year
Dr. Robert Wiltrout


Laboratory Director of the Year
Dr. Belinda Collins
 
 

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2008 FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM
MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING

The Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region held its 2008 Annual Meeting on September 15-17, 2008 at the Rocky Gap Resort near Cumberland, Maryland.  Entitled "Frontiers of Technology Transfer," the meeting brought together 110 government, industry, academic and economic development professionals in the fields of technology transfer, licensing, partnering and technology transfer.  Sessions covered energy and tech transfer, global technology competition, partnership development, intellectual property topics and issues, "Technology Partnerships….The Good, The Bad, The Ugly," a "town hall" meeting, and how to cross the “valley of death" in technology commercialization.

Keynoter David McDonough, Senior Director of Development at Johns Hopkins University, brought new insight to International competitiveness, innovation and R&D investment levels as keys to our future.   His presentation showed how advancing applied science within the region can contribute to  global competitiveness.

Overall, the meeting was an excellent experience in sharing success stories, networking, and conducting cross-institutional education.  See the agenda, attendee list, speaker biographies and presentations under the "Publications" tab of this website.  Find the results of the Awards program and the Hot Technologies/Hot Partnerships program under the "News" tab.

We are especially appreciative of the meeting sponsorship by Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), SAIC-Frederick, Inc., Knowledge Sharing Systems, Montgomery County, and the Chesapeake Crescent.

 

2008 FLC MAR Awards
Nominations Packet

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2008 Photo Galleries


Abstracts of Awards
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 2008 Hot Technologies & Hot Partnerships Summaries

 

Regional Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

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2007 FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM
MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING

The Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region held its annual meeting on October 22-24 at the Harbourtowne Resort in St Michaels, Maryland.  Entitled "Navigating Technology Transfer," the meeting brought together about 150 government, industry, academic and economic development professionals in the fields of technology transfer, licensing, partnering and technology transfer.  Sessions covered aspects of the patenting process, in-house electronic tools for facilitating industry-specific processes, new ways to market available technologies, related legal aspects, legislative issues, best practices, the role economic development organizations play in technology transfer, the "human element" – the impact that technology transfer has on real people.

The meeting was an excellent experience in sharing success stories, networking, and conducting cross-institutional education.  See the agenda, attendee list, speaker biographies and presentations under the "Publications" tab of this website.  Find the results of the Awards program and the Hot Technologies/Hot Partnerships program under the "News" tab.

We are especially appreciative of the meeting sponsorship by Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Salesforce, Inc., FirstLink, Montgomery County and Innocentive Corporation.

 

 2007 Hot Technologies & Hot Partnerships Summaries
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2007 Photo Galleries


News Releases for
 2007 Awards
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Award for Transparent
Spinel Ceramic Armor
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Award for Targeted Treatments for Chronic and Painful Diseases
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Award for High-Temperature
Sorbent to Control Mercury in
Gasification Processes
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Award for Commercialization
of Cast Steel Armor for
Department of Defense
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Award for Commercialization of the Armstrong Powder Process
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Award for Coal Chemistry
Module Software
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Award for Identification of Small Inhibitors of Anthrax Lethal Factor
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Award for SpaceWire Link
and Switch Implementation
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Award for Robotic Crane Improves Large Aircraft Maintenance
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Award for Threat Containment Unit
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Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award
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Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Honorable Mention
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2006 FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM
MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING

On September 19-21, 2006, over 55 speakers convened in Cumberland, Maryland to reveal new initiatives and disclose advanced methods to transfer technology, manage intellectual property, move new ideas into the marketplace and accelerate implementation of advanced technology by partnering across agency, institutional and international boundaries.  Professionals from academia, industry and economic development groups attended and networked with government laboratory representatives at this meeting.

As the world’s knowledge base grows, unprecedented change impacts everything, and global competition intensifies, it is now more important to accelerate innovation and translate ideas into actual use faster.  The field of technology transfer is crucial to this process as it involves 1) the application of enabling agreements, 2) identification of the applicable pathways between laboratory and end-user, and 3) leveraging partnerships among scientists, entrepreneurs, venture financing, incubators, developers and other vendors, stakeholders and consumers.

The varied agenda, took examples, lessons-learned and best practices that relate to the interests of a variety of practitioners, including technology transfer scouts, lawyers involved in licensing or other intellectual property issues, bioscience developers, military hardware developers, technology marketers or investors in advanced technology.

 

 2006 Hot Technologies & Hot Partnerships Summaries
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2006 Hot
Technologies Gallery


News Releases for
 2006 Awards
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DOE National Energy  Award for Software Development
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DOE National Energy Technology Award for Engineering
Software Tool

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Agricultural Research Service Award for Crop Planning

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Army Medical Institute Award for Inhalation Exposure System
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NASA Goddard Space Center Award for Data Analysis System
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Wins FLC MAR Award
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Maryland Technology Development Company  Appreciation Award
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2005 FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM
MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING

Over 150 government, university, economic development and industry experts in technology transfer, licensing and commercialization discussed issues and traded lessons-learned at the 2005 annual meeting of the Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region in Cumberland, Maryland on September 13-15, 2005.

New features of this meeting this year included a three hour training session, a keynote performance by astronaut Roger Crouch, an opportunity to earn CEUs, and the participation of representatives of HBCU/MI institutions.  Also for the first time, sponsorship was received, with both the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and Fish & Richardson P.C. providing support.

Popular mainstay features included an extended networking reception, the annual FLC MAR Awards presentations, the Hot Technologies Contest and a varied agenda of presentations.  Major presentation sessions included:

  • Linking technology transfer strategy to agency missions
  • Linking technology transfer strategy to laboratory goals
  • Capacity building
  • University techniques
  • Technology development impact on economic development
  • Ethics
  • Outreach

 By the numbers, the meeting encompassed:

  • 152 attendees
  • 48 speakers
  • 2 sponsors
  • 6 HBCU/MIs
  • 7 panel sessions
  • 39 attendees of the training session
  • 12 Awards for Excellence in Tech Transfer
  • 10 Hot Technologies contest winners
 

2005 Hot Technology
Press Release

 

2005 Hot
Technologies Gallery

 

News Releases for
 2005 Awards
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National Institute on Aging
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National Arboretum
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Agricultural Research
 Service
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National Energy
 Technology
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National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute
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National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute 2
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Agricultural Research
Service2
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NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center
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U.S. Army Institute
of Surgical Research
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National Cancer Institute
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U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
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United States Army Center
 for Environmental Health Research
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At 2004 Meeting, Top Technology Transfer
and Licensing Experts Improve Their Craft

About 100 government, university and industry experts met in Cumberland, Maryland, on September 14-16, 2004, to share their knowledge of processes and experiences in licensing, transferring and commercializing technology. Sessions included the roles of intermediaries, foreign licensing, communities of interest, metrics, university techniques and marketing.  There were multiple presentations from NIH and others from USDA, Army, Navy, DOC, NSA, NASA, DOE, DTIC, OSD, University of West Virginia, University of Buffalo, Gallaudet University, University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and more.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium sponsored the event.  The Federal Laboratory Consortium is comprised of the technology transfer offices of all of the federal laboratories throughout the country while its Mid-Atlantic Region focuses on the 70 federal laboratories in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV.

“This event was one of the best learning and networking experiences for professional technology transfer and licensing agents that the Region has ever held,” said Dr. Scott Deiter, FLC Regional Coordinator and technology transfer specialist for the Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.  “The ‘Hot Technologies’ contest added some fun and everyone is now looking forward to participating in next year’s events.”

At the meeting, the organization presented five of its annual awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer and one each of its Regional Laboratory, Appreciation and Industry awards.  In addition, Dr. Charles Schlagel from the Naval Medical Research Center received the 2004 DOD George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award.  Dr. Schlagel was selected for his innovative, proactive approach in licensing the technology for The Hearing Pill™ to American BioHealth Group.  The Hearing Pill can prevent or reverse noise-induced hearing loss.  It is available for commercial purchase at http://www.thehearingpill.com and has been provided to our frontline forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The meeting agenda and presentation slides will be posted soon on the FLC website, www.federallabs.org. For more information contact Federal Laboratory Consortium, Mid-Atlantic Region Support Office, 407-947-6443, iclserv@aol.com.

 

 

 
 

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News Happening in the MAR
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T2S DC Chapter
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Labs Exhibit At Bio-Med 2004
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Honors Technology Innovators

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Commercializing R&D Conference and Exhibit
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Sensors.gov Conference and Exposition
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NSWC Indian Head's Deiter Receives High Honors from DOD
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M
odeling, Simulation, and Analysis Council
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