2010 Service - Harold Metcalf Northeast
In the spring of 2009, Dr. Theresa Baus was elected Vice-Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). From her new position in the FLC, Dr. Baus will be able to look back with great pride at her accomplishments during the three very successful years she served as Regional Coordinator for the Northeast Region (which comprises approximately 35 laboratories in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico). Each day of her tenure as Regional Coordinator was an opportunity for Dr. Baus to fulfill the FLC’s vision of “actively promoting the fullest application and use of federal research and development by providing an environment for successful technology transfer.”
During her service as Northeast Regional Coordinator, Dr. Baus instituted and nurtured several unique projects that carried out the FLC’s goals in her region. She increased the number of FLC regional meetings to give laboratories an additional chance to participate in events that provided up-to-date training and education; the latest information on changes and advancements in technology transfer procedures; and access to new opportunities. Other regional projects she undertook included developing a “road show” with patent attorneys to provide education about patents, licenses, and disclosures; and participating in a number of conferences to increase awareness about the laboratories in her region and the available opportunities for partnerships in technology transfer.
In her position as Head of the Technology Partnership Enterprise Office (TPEO) and Technology Transfer Manager for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport Division, Dr. Baus has been responsible for the execution of 44 Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and 37 Education Partnership Agreements (EPAs) since 2006. The CRADAs have brought in over $5 million of income for the lab, and the EPAs have engaged regional colleges, universities, school districts and educational nonprofits in NUWC research and development efforts. Overall, as NUWC’s Technology Transfer Manager, Dr. Baus has overseen more than 100 CRADA partnerships between the lab and a broad cross-section of private-sector companies and organizations. In addition to these agreements, 11 patent license agreements with private industry have been signed under Dr. Baus’ adept leadership, bringing in revenues of $4 million.