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February 1, 2022

2022 FLC National Awards Recognize Federal Innovations and Collaborations That Will Help Fuel Pandemic Recovery

 

(WASHINGTON, DC)  The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has announced the winners of its 2022 National Awards, which recognize government innovations across a range of technology sectors—from airport security screening to electric car batteries—and the partnerships that help make them part of our everyday lives.

The FLC and its members work to bring new technologies out of government labs and into the marketplace, where they can help improve the economy, society, and national security. The FLC’s annual National Awards recognize government laboratories and individuals who have achieved these goals by partnering with universities, businesses, or state and local governments—a collaborative process called technology transfer (T2).

“These awards demonstrate that federally funded innovation is thriving despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Paul Zielinski, Executive Director of the FLC. “The partnerships that bring those technologies to the public, where they can have a life-changing impact, will play a key role in the pandemic recovery process.”

The winners, selected from 64 submissions, represent eight federal agencies. Most of the awards went to teams of people, while five awards recognized noteworthy technology transfer achievements by individuals. See the full list of winners below.

The winners and their research will be recognized at the 2022 FLC National Meeting, which will be held in Cleveland from April 5 to 7, 2022.

About the FLC:

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is a formally chartered, nationwide network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that foster commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace. To learn more, visit www.federallabs.org.

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Jordana Bieze Foster, FLC Marketing Manager  jbiezefoster@federallabs.org

 

EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD

Department of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Research Service, Plum Island Animal Disease Center
    • “The first safe African swine fever virus vaccine”
    • “Safe manufacturing of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines in the USA”  

Department of Defense

  • Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing
    • “BATDOK”
  • Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center
    • “Evolution of Pendar x10 and PCFIS for hazardous material identification”
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division
    • “Silent Spring”

Department of Energy

  • Argonne National Laboratory
    • “Transfer of ML-GA design optimization software to Parallel Works Inc”
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • “3D-printed SiC technology brings zero-carbon energy production to US”
    • “ORNL partners with Ateios through license for paper-thin, customizable batteries”
    • "SCIEX licenses ORNL’s CellSight Innovation and Markets ECHO MS”
    • “Licensing AI software for real-time monitoring of additive manufacturing”
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • “Tree micro-injector”

Department of Health and Human Services

  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • “T2 activities enable rapid development of antibody therapy against COVID-19”

INTERAGENCY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

  • Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    • “Comprehensive preparedness and response strategy against chem-bio threats, including SARS-CoV-2”
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • “PNNL’s millimeter wave (MMW) shoe scanner technology”

STATE AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Department of Energy

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • ORNL’s and partners’ 2B win is largest in Tennessee’s history

IMPACT AWARD

Department of Energy

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • “Home Energy Score”

Department of Health and Human Services

  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • “Innovative T2 activities enable clinical trials to test COVID-19 vaccines”

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • VA Technology Transfer Program
    • “RightEye”

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INNOVATION AWARD

Department of Energy

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • “Shell GameChanger accelerator powered by NREL (GCxN)”

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • NASA Langley Research Center
    • “NASA Langley spin-in technology fair”

ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

  • Kelli Howie, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Patricia (Pattie) Cullum, Department of Veterans Affairs

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONAL

  • Dr. John Kaplan, Department of Veterans Affairs

LABORATORY DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Bartley P. Durst, Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory

FLC SERVICE AWARD – HAROLD METCALF AWARD

  • John Dement, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division