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FLC’s Industry Day Offers Insights From Tech Innovation Experts and Networking Opportunities in Philly

The FLC has planned three days of Celebrating American Innovation at its 2018 national meeting April 24 – 26 in Philadelphia. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage and network with expert speakers, federal laboratory and agency professionals, regional businesses, and startups eager to move technologies into the marketplace. One of the meeting highlights is Industry Day on April 26, which offers a unique opportunity for attendees to expand their R&D professional network and learn new ways to advance their business and products through technology transfer partnerships and agreements with federal labs.

In addition to the wealth of exhibitors and supporters ranging from economic development groups, small business organizations, federal agencies and laboratories, Industry Day sessions include:

  • Keynote address from innovation thought leader Tom Osha, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science and Technology
  • Incubator and Accelerator Panel
  • Fostering Industry-University-Federal Lab Collaboration Through the Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
  • Water Technologies Panel – featuring The Water Council.

Several Philadelphia-area business and university innovators representing the University City Science Center, Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners will be featured on the Incubator and Accelerator Panel.

Later in the day, Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director, will present his vision for the future of technology transfer through the Return-on-Investment (ROI) Initiative, a critical part of the President’s Management Agenda. During this highly anticipated session, attendees will be able to provide input on how the FLC can play a critical role in maximizing returns from federal R&D investments.

To learn more about Industry Day, who attends and what to expect, visit https://meeting.federallabs.org/industry-day/.

Registration is still open for the 2018 FLC national meeting. The meeting site is located at meeting.federallabs.org.

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