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Aug 08, 2019

Five Everyday Items Born In Government Labs

About 1/3 of cutting-edge, federally funded research is done in Federal agency laboratories. The LabTech in Your Life Virtual Experience from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, created by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), provides an interactive platform that showcases commonly used, everyday technologies that started with this government research.

May 25, 2017

Federal Labs Transfer Tech to Lower Bar to Innovation

A somewhat overlooked initiative among the innovation industry could be the network of federal laboratories that conduct tax-funded R&D across science and technology disciplines, according to the Federal Laboratory

Jun 10, 2016

Defining Innovation through Technology Transfer

You find the word “innovation” everywhere lately. It has become a buzz word that people use to describe practically anything new. While some look at innovation as describing something new, or often even something considered “better” than another product or service, these ideas fall a bit short of the mark.

Mar 21, 2016

FLC Profiled on ABC7 - Washington’s Government Matters

“Government Matters,” a Washington, D.C.–based show on the ABC network that covers issues and projects going on in the government and with industry, recently profiled the FLC during its March 13 program.

Feb 16, 2016

Federal Laboratory Consortium launches new website

The site,, introduces a bounty of new tools intended to help businesses use federal resources.

Nov 16, 2015

Accelerating American Innovation through Research

The United States spends over $130 billion each year on research and development (R&D), for everything from understanding disease to increasing cybersecurity. In addition to improving health, safety and quality of life, that investment can provide significant economic benefit from results that become commercial products.