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“One-Stop Shop” for Thousands of Licensing and Collaboration Opportunities From Federal Labs

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Find federal technologies to grow your business and create jobs—all in one place

As the place where all federal laboratories come together, the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has created a free, online “One-Stop Shop” to quickly find the right opportunity for you—no matter which federal lab it comes from. The Available Technology page is easy to use, comprehensive, and free.

What does this resource do?

Instead of sifting through the websites and records of each lab, users can now make a single search—typing in the keywords for the technology they’re looking for. Our search engine uses Google technology to scan available federal lab technologies and quickly returns all relevant results from thousands of technologies across the federal labs. Because the list of available technologies is constantly growing and changing, users can check it regularly for new matches.

Most listings include a description of the invention; its applications and benefits; the current development and patent status; the name of the inventor; and contact information for a licensing professional who can facilitate the process.

Why is this important?

You may not know that you can use technologies developed in federal research laboratories to grow your business. These laboratories have technologies available for licensing, as well as many other collaborative opportunities. Taking advantage of these opportunities can save you R&D costs and the time it takes to get your business off the ground. Many labs even have programs specifically geared toward small businesses.

Until now, all of this information has been spread over a vast number of websites and records, and what you needed was easy to find only if you already knew where to look. Our search reduces the time, effort, and guesswork in finding opportunities to meet your needs.

The main point

The goal of business is to succeed, and our goal is to help. The Available Technology page offers an opportunity to find out all the ways we can help—with just the click of a button.

We hope you find what you are seeking and welcome your feedback. For questions or comments, please email Mojdeh Bahar, the FLC Chair.

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