Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, or FLC, 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.
Through American taxpayers’ investment in our federal laboratories’ research and development (R&D) efforts, scientific and technological breakthroughs can take place and return dividends to our economy. The new industries, businesses, and jobs that can be created when a new technology is brought to market are just a few of the successes that take effect through technology transfer (T2), and the FLC is here to promote, facilitate, and educate labs and industry about that process.
Technology Partnerships Office Intranet (NOAA Employees Only)
The TPO intranet site offers detailed training materials and information for NOAA employees interested in technology transfer. We cover how to initiate a CRADA, disclose a new technology, the patent and licensing process, and more.