Innovation, America’s Journal of Technology Commercialization, has been making a notable contribution to the technology transfer efforts of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) for more than 10 years.
In the past three years, the magazine has produced more than 150 articles about technology transfer and technologies available for license from federal laboratories, and other tech transfer information.
Published by Technologies Ventures Corporation, the magazine has worked with 16 Department of Energy laboratories and other U.S. government research facilities. The publicity generated by the periodical has raised readers’ knowledge of the work of laboratories in technology transfer.
This award-winning magazine provides compelling information on the connections among business, government, and technology to its more than 40,000 readers. The readership consists of a diverse group that includes investors, scientists and administrators at national laboratories, entrepreneurs, federal and state legislators in states with national laboratories, universities, and scientific and research companies. In addition to the free subscriptions, the magazine is distributed to each mail stop in five national laboratories.
This award-winning magazine provides compelling information on the connections among business, government, and technology to its more than 40,000 readers.
For the magazine’s investor readers, being able to understand what federal laboratories are inventing and have available for licensing provides the laboratories exposure not available except in more narrow venues. Innovation provides articles in part directed at the entrepreneur about subjects such as general business, technology law, market research, and new technologies available for commercialization.
There is no cost to the laboratories that publicize their technologies, nor is there a subscription cost to readers. Laboratory personnel write the articles printed in the magazine about the lab’s technology, allowing the story to be told as the laboratory chooses. There are also articles by independent freelancers to broaden the magazine’s perspective on business, legal, and governmental issues. Over the past three years, Innovation has conducted interviews with senior government administrators and provided articles important to the technology transfer efforts of federal laboratories. Some of the interviews and articles include Secretaries of Energy Chu and Moniz, as well as President Obama’s directives on technology transfer.