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December 11, 2017

(Milwaukee, WI) – The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) have come together to bring valuable education and resources to laboratories and energy industry professionals across the country. Each organization fosters an audience that is focused on innovation and growth in the energy industry.

The new partnership between M-WERC and the FLC combines a network of energy industry professionals, academic researchers, and federal laboratories, to promote and strengthen innovation resources both organizations offer to the R&D community. The FLC works to promote, educate, and facilitate the process of technology transfer to accelerate innovation and drive lab to market activity for economic growth.

“This new relationship provides the FLC the ability to present our member lab’s available technologies, and educate industry professionals about the power of technology transfer in innovation and growth,” said John Dement, FLC Chair.

This year’s FLC Tech Focus on energy technologies serves as a solid link to M-WERC’s growing energy industry network. The FLC Tech Focus spotlights a specific technology that addresses a public need and supports both federal laboratories’ research and technology transfer missions as well as goals for economic growth.

M-WERC is an organization focused on growth and economic competitiveness of the Energy, Power, & Control sector in the Midwest. M-WERC helps drive the Midwest Region and the country to be energy independent with innovative solutions tied to energy related activities.

“M-WERC is always looking for new resources for our members and participating industry partners. By joining forces with the FLC, we continue to expand the opportunities our members have to connect with organizations and people that give them a competitive edge,” said Jeff Anthony, M-WERC Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to promoting these valuable resources, M-WERC and the FLC will co-sponsor four events in the first quarter of 2018:

  • M-WERC Smart Grid and Grid Modernization Conference – January 25 FLC
  • Energy Transmission Webinar – February 13
  • M-WERD 2nd Annual Energy Storage Technical Conference - TBA FLC Energy Storage Webinar – March 27

For more information and alerts about upcoming events, visit or

About the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

Organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, the FLC is a nationwide network of approximately 300 federal laboratories, centers, parent departments, and agencies that establishes strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. To accomplish its mission of assisting the movement of innovative federal research and development into the U.S. economy, the FLC provides various resources from training to regional and national meetings so its members can obtain the resources they need to achieve successful technology transfer. To learn more about the FLC and its mission, visit


About the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium

M-WERC was founded in 2009 by three universities and four industrial companies to focus on conducting collaborative and transformative energy related seed research. It has grown to more than 90 members with an annual budget of more than $1 million. Today M-WERC is dedicated to making the Midwest region the leader in energy power and controls. For more information visit or following us on Twitter @MWERC.