(WASHINGTON, DC – November 10, 2022) The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET), based at the Stennis Space Center, MS, as part of an ongoing campaign to build stronger relationships and greater collaboration between federal laboratories and small businesses, while facilitating economic development in the Southern Gulf Region of the U.S.
MSET, based at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Stennis Space Center, is a private nonprofit organization that leverages the resources of the center, the state and the region to foster business opportunities that include public-private partnerships. MSET signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the FLC on November 7, 2022.
Under the agreement, the FLC and MSET will jointly encourage collaborations between federal laboratories and regional businesses to help move technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace – a vital process known as technology transfer. These public-private partnerships will support new innovations, leading to job creation and economic benefits.
The FLC and MSET will work together to promote and participate in mutually beneficial activities such as joint meetings, sponsorships, and special events to connect federal labs with entrepreneurs and small businesses and spur economic development with the Stennis Space Center and the Southern Gulf Region.
“MSET is thrilled to partner with the FLC. This public private partnership will expand access to resources and expertise for so many small businesses, enhancing their success and leading to a stronger economy in Mississippi and our region,” said Davis Pace, President and CEO of MSET.
“This collaboration with MSET will help facilitate more public-private partnerships in the Southern Gulf Region and with the Stennis Space Center, providing greater opportunities for innovative technologies, creating jobs and expanding the economy,” said Paul Zielinski, FLC Executive Director. “The FLC appreciates the growing support for technology transfer that we’ve seen in this region, and we’re excited to be able to help MSET and its partners build on that momentum.”
Learn more about the FLC’s organizational partners here. Groups interested in working with federal laboratories should contact the FLC to learn more at [email protected]
About the FLC
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is a formally chartered, nationwide network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that foster commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace. To learn more, visit www.federallabs.org.
MSET provides services to the private sector wishing to expand their businesses at the Stennis Space Station and Southern Gulf Region. MSET works to promote growth in existing industries, support new businesses and attract high-tech companies to the region by providing resources, services and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. For more information, visit: https://mset.org/about-mset/
Media contact: Carolina Olivieri, FLC Marketing Director [email protected]