Midwest Federal Laboratories Looking for Partnerships


Midwest federal laboratories are exploring the opportunity to build partnerships to accelerate and move innovation to private commercialization. To address important issues and prospects involved in collaborating with federal labs, The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer is hosting an event in Indianapolis August 19-20.

A number of informative sessions will cover industry trends and key technologies. Attendees will also have the chance to network with industry professionals and learn about the various challenges and benefits involved in licensing intellectual property from federal laboratories. An awards luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 20 to recognize the region’s best industry achievements.

Panels consisting of capital, entrepreneurial and technology-based economic development experts will tackle the pros and cons of working with federal labs. Sue Ellspermann, the 50th lieutenant governor of Indiana, will serve as keynote speaker.

The meeting will provide business leaders with a rare chance to learn more about Midwest federal laboratories and the opportunities partnerships could offer.