FLC Mid-Atlantic Region

Regional Network Initiatives

The FLC MAR is reaching out throughout its geographic region to interact with economic development groups and, with them, to interact with regional businesses and academia.  The purpose is to foster technology transfer, technology development, and economic growth. In each region, the FLC MAR assigns one of its members as a lead contact to work with regional activists, engaging them in planning efforts to interact with the technology community in their respective areas.  If you are a technology transfer professional and wish to participate, please call or e-mail us.

In each area, we began with small, general, informal meetings to explore opportunities of mutual interest.  Progressively, the meetings are getting larger and more inclusive of industry and academia, and they are focusing more on the technical and commercialization needs of the individual areas.  The meetings provide an opportunity to network with representatives from the federal labs and other key players and to learn one another's needs, plans and programs, as well as to learn more about opportunities to transfer cutting-edge technologies for private sector business growth and development and to bring technologies of interest to the federal laboratories.

Washington D.C. Area

The FLC MAR DC area is comprised of the District of Columbia and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs.  It is the home of all of the agencies and many federal laboratories, including NIH, NIST, NOAA, FDA, NASA-GSFC, USDA-ARS-Beltsville, NSWC-Carderock, NSA, Army Medical, Navy Medical and NGA, to name only a few.

Commercializing Innovation

September 13, 2011
Marymount University Ballston Campus
Arlington, Virginia

Washington Metro Region Nanotechnology Partnership Forum

September 13, 2010
Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Nanotechnology Partnership Forum - September 13, 2010 - Gaithersburg, Maryland
Time Topic/Description
8:00-8:30 Registration, posters open for review, light refreshments
8:30-8:45 Welcome, opening remarks
  • Belinda Collins, Director, Technology Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology View Presentation
  • Mojdeh Bahar, Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
8:45-9:10 Opening/Keynote Address on technology, nanotechnology and economic development from a national perspective
  • Travis Earles, Co-chair, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology, National Science and Technology Council View Presentation
9:15-10:30 Plenary Panel Session on Nanotechnology, highlights and commercial application/ opportunities, current and emerging nanotechnology drivers in the Washington metro region
Moderator: Marlowe Epstein, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Bruce Kisliuk, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations View Presentation
  • Advanced Materials: J. Alexander Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST View Presentation
  • Electronics: John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies View Presentation
  • Biomedical Application: Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences View Presentation
10:30-10:45 Break, refreshments, poster session review, and move to nanotechnology breakout session
10:45-12:00 Nanotechnology Concurrent Sessions. Sessions highlight the specific nanotechnology field by building on the plenary presentation, as well as partnering opportunities that may emerge from forum
  • Biomedical Application of Nanotechnology
    Moderator: Tom Fekete, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology View Presentation
    • Subhas Malghan, Food and Drug Administration View Presentation
    • Anil Patri, Nanotechnology Characterization Lab View Presentation
    • Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences View Presentation
  • Advanced Materials
    Moderator: Lloyd Whitman, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
    • Jeffrey Fagan, Polymers Division, NIST View Presentation
    • David Forrest, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division View Presentation
    • John Hagopian, Goddard Space Flight Center View Presentation
    • Tushar Shah, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Electronics
    Moderator: James Ellenbogen, MITRE View Presentation
    • Shashi Karna, U.S. Army Research Lab View Presentation
    • John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies
    • Eric Snow, Institute for Nanoscience, Naval Research Lab
    • Adrian Southard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center View Presentation
12:00-12:15 Break, networking, poster session representatives get their lunches
12:15-1:15 Lunch, poster session and networking
1:15-2:15 Industry Reflections on Nanotechnology. Current capabilities, future needs, challenges
Moderator: John Emond, NASA Headquarters
  • Vincent Caprio, Nanobusiness Alliance View Presentation
  • Craig Bendes, Pixelligent Technologies View Presentation
2:15-2:40 Commercializing Emerging Technologies: How to Establish a Business in Emerging Technologies Such as Nanotechnology
  • Dr. Steven Walsh, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
2:40-3:00 How to Connect With Regional Resources: Federal Labs, Universities, Private Sector
  • Ron Kaese, Maryland Technology Development Corporation View Presentation
    Mechanisms and points of contact for post-forum networking
3:00-3:10 Wrapup/next steps, upcoming events such as FLC Mid-Atlantic Region annual meeting, closing remarks
3:10-3:30 Networking, refreshments, brief break for tour participants
3:10-4:00 Non-tour networking, refreshments, poster exhibits remain open until 4:00
3:30-5:00 Tour of NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology


March 3, 2009

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Energy Innovation Forum

A Collaboration Event by the FLC MAR and Northern Virginia Economic Development Groups
October 1, 2008
Herndon, VA

Southeastern Virginia

Generally described, the Southeastern Virginia portion of the FLC MAR includes the area that encompasses Fredericksburg to Charlottesville on the north, Blacksburg on the west and east through Richmond to Norfolk.

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Energy Technology Partnership Forum

April 13, 2011
Alumni House
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia


FLC Mid-Atlantic Region
FLC Mid-Atlantic Region
College of William and Mary
College of William and Mary
Hampton Roads Technology Council
Hampton Roads Technology Council
Maryland Technology Development Corporation
Maryland Technology Development Corporation

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time Topic/Description
8:00-8:40 Registration, refreshments
8:40-9:00 Welcome, Opening Remarks
  • Welcome from Taylor Reveley, President, College of William and Mary
  • Mojdeh Bahar, Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
  • Taped welcome from Congressman Robert Wittman, Virginia 1st District
9:00-9:20 Opening/Keynote Speaker: Mary Doswell, Senior Vice President, Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
  • How advancements in energy technology are transforming the energy industry and challenging the nation's current energy policies and business models View Presentation
9:20-10:30 Plenary Panel on Energy Technology: An Overview. Mojdeh Bahar, Moderator
  • Biofuels: Albert C. Weed, Chairman and Co-Executive Director, Public Policy Virginia, Inc.
    • Biomass Energy: The Promise and Challenge View Presentation
  • Renewable Energy: George Hagerman, Director of Research, Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
    • Offshore Wind and Onshore Solar View Presentation
  • Nuclear Energy: Gerald Bischof, Vice President, Surry Power Station
    • Surry Power Station Operations View Presentation
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Plenary Session on Energy Users, Environment Impact, Conservation and Efficiency: An Overview. Mojdeh Bahar, Moderator
  • Major Investors/Users of Energy: Vladimir Atanasov, College of William and Mary
    • Overview of modern business valuation techniques and their applications in the analysis of conventional and alternative energy technologies View Presentation
  • Buildings and Energy R&D at NIST: Hunter Fanney, Chief, Building Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Net-Zero Energy and NIST's Residential Test Facility View Presentation
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Energy conservation and reduced U.S. energy consumption
12:00-12:45 Box Lunch
12:50-2:15 Parallel Session I/Energy Technology
  • Biofuels. William Bean and Zohir Handy, Moderators
    • Patrick Hatcher, Old Dominion University
      • Biodiesel and hydrocarbons from algae View Presentation
    • Sandeep Kumar, Old Dominion University
      • Microalgae to biofuels using sub and supercritical water technology View Presentation
    • Karl Kuschner, College of William and Mary
      • High productivity biomass accumulation without arable land use, phosphate or nitrate supplies, using environmentally friendly algae production methods View Presentation
    • Michael Unger, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
      • Strategies for remediation of contaminants from waterways with wild microalgae grown as alternative fuel supplies
    • Albert C. Weed, Public Policy Virginia as part of panel discussion
  • Renewable Energy. George Hagerman, Moderator
    • George Hagerman, Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
      • Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Prospects: Onshore, Offshore, and in the Air
    • John Mankins, Artemis Solutions
      • Strategic Scenarios for the Future of Energy - Some Recent Results From a Study Group of the International Academy of Astronautics View Presentation
    • Sylvain Marsillac, Old Dominion University
      • Rigid and Flexible Photovoltaic Systems for Terrestrial and Airborne Power View Presentation
  • Nuclear Energy. Rheal (Ray) Turcotte, Moderator
    • Rheal Turcotte, NASA Langley Research Center
      • Spent Fuel, Reprocessing, and Geologic Repositories View Presentation
    • Gerald Bischof, Vice President, Surry Power Station
      • Surry Power Station Operations (continued dialogue from plenary session) View Presentation
    • Roy Whitney, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory
      • Accelerator-Driven Systems at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory and the Hampton Roads Energy Corridor
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:55 Parallel Session II/Energy Users, Environment Impact, Conservation and Efficiency
  • Major Investors/Users of Energy: Arlene Levine, Moderator
    • Mary Doswell, Senior Vice President, Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
      • What Technologies Are and Aren't Ready for Prime Time? View Presentation
    • Vladimir Atanasov, College of William and Mary
      • Analysis of U.S. and Foreign Policies Designed to Influence Investments in Renewable Energy View Presentation
    • Marco Rubin, Center for Innovative Technology/C.I.T.
      • Emerging Energy Ventures: Strategies to Attract Professional Equity Investment View Presentation
    • Laurel Miner, Department of Energy Office of the Undersecretary for Science
      • Overview of Key DOE Initiatives in Energy Technology View Presentation
  • Environmental Impact Mitigation: Doris Hamill, Moderator
    • Doris Hamill, NASA Langley Research Center
      • "Biochar" to convert wood waste to a very stable char material useful for mulch, etc., may be key to reversing carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere. Currently, a very expensive process, but small-scale efforts/pilots can foster expanded testing. View Presentation
    • Albert C. Weed, Public Policy Virginia
      • Biomass CHP: A Market Driver to Restore the Bay View Presentation
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Dennis Bushnell, Moderator
    • Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
      • Energy Conservation: Why and Why Not
    • Hunter Fanney, National Institute of Standards and Technology
      • NIST's Research Program and the Net-Zero Residential Test Facility View Presentation
    • Erick Sheppard, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology, Hampton University
      • Moving Toward Energy-Efficient Communities View Presentation
    • Stuart Rose, builder and architect of garden atriums
      • Use of Renewable Resources for Energy-Efficient Homes View Presentation
4:00 Closing Remarks, Adjourn Formal Meeting
4:00-4:30 Informal Networking

Southeastern Virginia Biomedical Technology Partnership Forum

June 15, 2010
Newport News, Virginia

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Time Topic/Description
8:15-8:40 Registration/sign in. Light refreshments served
8:40-8:45 Greetings from Jefferson Lab, Joe Scarcello View Presentation
8:45-9:00 Welcome, Opening Remarks, State Senator Mark Herring
9:00-10:30 DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGY: Imaging and Diagnostics
Panel Moderator, Dr. William Wasilenko, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Dr. Lisa Karam, NIST, standards for radiation based medical imaging, towards harmonization View Presentation
  • Dr. Sang Choi, NASA Langley Research Center, Micro-Spectrometer for Neural Probe with Wireless Power Feed. View Presentation
  • Dr. John Semmes, Eastern Virginia Medical School, biotechnology and cancer research View Presentation
  • Dr. Drew Weisenberger, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, bioimaging View Presentation
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:10 TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY: Novel Therapeutics
Panel Moderator, Dr. Zohir Handy, Old Dominion University
  • Dr. Richard Heller, Reedy Center, Old Dominion University, use of nanosecond ultrahigh voltage pulses for wound healing and other applications. View Presentation
  • Dr. Robert Bryant, NASA Langley, High Performance/High Temperature Resins for Implantable Devices View Presentation
  • Dr. Richard Britten, Eastern Virginia Medical School, radiation nanoparticles as part of oncology treatment of lung cancer
  • Dr. Vahagn Nazaryan, Hampton University, research on medical physics and proton therapy View Presentation
5 minute presentations on corporate research and development in biomedical technology.
  • CW Optics View Presentation
  • Dalos BioPharma View Presentation
  • Dean Troyer and Metabolon View Presentation
  • EyeRx View Presentation
  • Oceana Sensor Technologies View Presentation
  • OcuCure View Presentation
  • Soluble Systems View Presentation
12:45-1:30 Lunch
Panel moderator Dr. Lee Beach, Hampton Roads Research Partnership
  • Dr. R. Michael Robinson, Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center, Old Dominion University, healthcare applications of modeling and simulation. View Presentation
  • Dr. Mark Scerbo, Old Dominion University, Fetal Heart Rate Monitor Simulator, and Virtual Operating Room View Presentation
2:15-2:45 UNIQUE REGIONAL FACILITIES for Biomedical Technology Research
Dr. William Wasilenko, Eastern Virginia Medical School, overview of regional facilities View Presentation
Panel Moderator, William Wasilenko Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Captain Charles Rhodes, U.S. Joint Forces Command
  • James Stewart, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine View Presentation
  • James Clagett, LifeNet Health View Presentation
3:30-3:50 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for Biomedical Technology Research View Presentation
3:50-4:00 Next Steps/follow on, Closing Remarks, Adjourn
4:00-5:00 Optional Tour of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or informal networking

FLC MAR Southeast Regional Meeting

Suffolk, VA


October 23, 2008
Virginia Modeling & Simulation Center
Suffolk, VA

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  • Information at www.hrtc.org
  • The purpose of this meeting is to accelerate the introduction of new, robotic capabilities to the first responder community. Near-term technology transfer opportunities will be identified from federal labs and elsewhere and introduced to the attendees.  The opportunities will include:
    • Technologies available for licensing
    • CRADA near-term development opportunities
    • Facilities available for testing and evaluation
    • New knowledge of techniques and processes and information sources
  • Subject content will include a discussion of first responder requirements, unattended atmospheric monitoring, remote manipulation, handling of hazardous materials, safe movement, situation awareness & surveillance and communications/data relay.  Those in a position to accelerate the commercialization process are invited to attend.  Click HERE for further information.

Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore region encompasses the portion of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware that is east of the Chesapeake Bay.

Business Opportunities through Technology Transfer

January 29, 2009
Salisbury, Maryland

Eastern Shore Federal Laboratory Consortium Conference

9 AM - 4 PM, March 12, 2008
Easton, Maryland

Northeastern Pennsylvania

The FLC MAR northeastern Pennsylvania is loosely centered in the Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania, but technology transfer agents and economic development professionals from the southeastern and central portions of Pennsylvania are invited to participate as well.

NEPA Alliance Partners & Progress and Government Business Exposition

March 27-28, 2008
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

West Virginia

All of West Virginia is considered in the FLC MAR West Virginia region, although most of the activity to date has been in the northern parts of the state.

Teaming to Win, May, 2008