Every day, thousands of federal researchers, scientists, and their industry partners are hard at work on innovations that will one day be transferred from the laboratory in order to provide an economic return on our nation’s investment in federal R&D. From advancements in medicine to improvements in national security, or breakthroughs in energy production and conservation, federal R&D enhances the everyday lives of Americans while advancing our nation's socioeconomic position in the global marketplace. Transferring federal laboratories’ innovations from the theoretical to the practical is no small feat, which is why the FLC is eager to promote every successful technology commercialization that goes from lab to market. As a testament to the hard work and dedication that federal laboratory personnel and their partners conduct daily, the following stories describe the R&D, trials, and technology transfer successes that have taken place throughout the Region and across the nation.
NASA and LSU TTO team members

Visit to the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) (from left): Christopher Copelan, NASA/SSC Technology Transfer Administrator; Kevin Pollard of C-Suite Services, LLC, in Metairie, LA; Duane Armstrong, Chief, Test Technology
Branch at NASA/SSC (holding the C-Suite-designed Floating Piston Valve); and Vic Johnson, Director, Louisiana Technology Transfer Office at SSC. Photo credit: Louisiana Technology Transfer Office

Pickles of many kinds fill grocery store shelves, all of them safe for consumers thanks to the work of an ARS food safety lab in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo credit: USDA)

The photo shows an AGO mosquito trap placed in a neighborhood in Puerto Rico. CDC photo, CDC NCEZID Puerto Rico laboratory.

Mr. Steve McClendon (Cummings Aerospace-Alec Savile (Intern)-Dr. Rachel Abrahams (AFRL_RWM). Photo courtesy of AFRL.