Federal Resources and Databases

Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of Federal resources and datasets that can be helpful in identifying funding opportunities, licensable intellectual property, equipment and facilities, potential collaborators and experts, and scale-up and market analyses. Many of these datasets are accessible via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow the data to be integrated into a user-friendly platform that pulls information from multiple sources. 

FLC Business    


DOE Lab Partnering Service  
OpenFDA Public Data  
USPTO Inventor and entrepreneur resources  
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)  
Manufacturing USA Institutes  
Build to Scale program (formerly known as Regional Innovation Strategies)  
Economic Development Integration (EDI)  
National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program  
Opportunity Zones  
Census Business Builder  


Additional collections of Federal datasets of potential interest


The Opportunity Project curated workforce challenge dataset