The Washington Area Chapter of the Technology Transfer Society invites you to the next installment of its Technology Transfer and Innovation Forum Series. The originally planned topic for February is being rescheduled to a future date. The currently planned topic is now "The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer: Realignment and Future," presented by Paul Zielinski, executive director of the FLC.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen federal laboratory technology transfer nationwide. In 2020 the FLC membership approved a major reorganization of its structure guided by a Strategic Plan. This presentation will discuss the changes to the FLC, an update on current activities, and what to expect in 2021 and beyond. There are many exciting changes coming in the next year, and the FLC is actively seeking your input.
About the Speaker: As executive director of the FLC, Paul Zielinski leads high quality support to more than 300 federal agencies, laboratories and research centers to accomplish their joint mission to foster commercialization best practices and accelerate federal technologies out of the labs and into the marketplace. Prior to this role, Paul has served for over 30 years as a federal manager, engineer, and scientist. Most recently, Paul served as the Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), leading NIST’s technology transfer activities including patents, licenses, cooperative research, and the NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.