FLC Planner

The FLC Planner: Federal tech transfer in pictures

Not your average calendar

Because many technologies developed by federal laboratories involve complex concepts and technical terms, an engaging, well-constructed photo can sometimes convey the story of a technology more effectively than written or spoken words. This is the concept underlying the FLC Planner, an annual 14-month printed calendar featuring large, glossy photos illustrating federal technologies - one for each month. It is delivered to more than 10,000 recipients throughout the FLC community, including members of Congress, scientists, tech transfer professionals, academia, and industry.

Submit now for the 2024 Planner!


Get ready for 2024 by reviewing this year's guidelines and frequently asked questions

Handpicked pics

The photo selection process is very competitive. The FLC staff works with a team of judges to select a group of eye-catching photos that represent a broad cross section of federal labs, agencies, and technology sectors - creating a publication that can be used to promote the collective contributions of the FLC community in addition to the achievements of individual labs. In addition, all photo submissions whether or not they are selected for the Planner, will also be eligible to be featured in the FLC Digest as the Photo of the Week.

Please email Kimberley Vandenbrook for additional submission questions!

2023 Planner

Check out the 2023 FLC Planner here.

Congratulations to the following labs for being selected for the 2023 Planner:

  • DOE NNSA Los Alamos National Laboratory - Additive Manufacturing of a Tamper Evident Container (TEC)
  • DOC National Institute of Standards and Technology MML - Bottling Monkeypox Gene Fragments
  • DOT Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center - Enhancing Roadway Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
  • DOD MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Fully Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (FDSOI CMOS)
  • DOE Argonne National Laboratory - Building a brighter future: Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project
  • DOC NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) - Underwater Hurricane Glider
  • DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Frontier
  • DOD Army DEVCOM CBC - Training Aid Material Delivery Device (TAMDD)
  • DHS Transportation Security Laboratory - Automated Synthesis of Explosive Threats
  • CDC National Center for Environmental Health - Newborn Screening Test for Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Using Dried Blood Spot Specimens
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service - Novel Soybean Crosses to Develop Elite Germplasm
  • VA Center for Limb Loss and Mobility - Pivot-Flex Prosthetic Foot with Biodynamic Motion
  • DOI USGS Western Ecological Research Center - Tracking wildlife with high-tech tags
  • DOI USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory - HVO Monitoring Network

Lab Tech Extras:

  • DHS U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center - DILBIT Research
  • DOD NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications - Tapering Glass Optical Fibers for Technological Advancements
  • EPA Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) - Water on Wheels (WOW) Mobile Emergency Water Treatment System
  • DOD Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory  - Army Aeromedical Research Black Hawk Helicopter for Test and Evaluation of Medical Equipment
  • CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)  - Tissue Culture Plates Stained with Crystal Violet to Visualize Viral Plaques
  • NIH NCI Natural Products Branch - Nature's Bounty: Revitalizing the Discovery of New Cancer Drugs from Natural Products

Popular science

The FLC Planner is extremely popular with federal laboratories and their partners, which enhances its value in support of the FLC's mission to increase the impact of federal technology transfer. With Planners displayed in offices, cubicles and homes for 14 months, the product's message of federal lab success is one with staying power.

2023 FLC Planner
Year published: 2023
2022 FLC Planner
Year published: 2021
Number of pages: 14
2021 FLC Planner
Federal R&D in Pictures
Year published: 2020
2020 FLC Planner
Year published: 2019
Number of pages: 36
2019 FLC Planner
Year published: 2018
2018 FLC Planner
Year published: 2018
Number of pages: 36
2017 FLC Planner
Year published: 2017
Number of pages: 36
2016 FLC Planner
Year published: 2015
Number of pages: 34