Northeast Region Honors Successes and Explores Future Possibilities

Northeast Region Honors Successes and Explores Future Possibilities

June 12, 2023

Members of the FLC's Northeast Region gathered in New London, CT, last week to network in person, tour the U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development Center, honor the region's successes and brainstorm for the future. 

Forty three peoplethe maximum number of registrations allowedattended the one and a half day event, which was organized by Regional Coordinator Laurie Bagley of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Regional Coordinator David Lee of the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command and Deputy Regional Coordinator Joe DiRenzo of the U.S. Coast Guard.

In keeping with the meeting's theme of "Seizing the Future," the three organizers led a brainstorming session exploring what possibilities lie ahead for the region. Other highlights of the event included a "speed dating" session that featured eight-minute presentations by eight labs from the region and a recognition ceremony for four regional success stories selected from the pool of 2023 FLC Awards submissions. 

The regional award winners were:

Excellence in Technology Transfer

  • USARIEM and USAMRDC for "ECTemp/iHATT" (also a national winner)
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport for "Lightweight Inflatable and Composite Structures and Materials"

State and Local Economic Development

  • Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate for "Innovare Advancement Center: An Open Campus Nexus of Technology Transfer"

Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional

  • Derek Meier of the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center


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