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Celebrating American Innovation

Each year, the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) holds a national meeting where technology transfer (T2) professionals can hear from some of the most forward-thinking minds in their field, learn best practices for advancing their technologies, and network with industry. This year’s meeting will center on the theme Celebrating American Innovation and promises to offer a variety of beneficial educational training courses and insights from experienced T2 and industry professionals.

 

WHERE

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

WHEN

Tuesday to Thursday
April 24 to 26, 2018


Discover and Connect at the National Meeting

Drawing hundreds of the nation's top tech transfer professionals together to learn, strategize and make business connections.

The national meeting is one of the most anticipated events in the T2 community that offers training and networking opportunities designed to facilitate attendees’ lab to market endeavors. Over the course of three days, T2 professionals join together to:

  • receive training from field experts
  • share commercialization best practices
  • gain insights about the latest T2 trends and legislation
  • learn how businesses can work with a federal lab
  • network with T2 professionals and potential industry partners
  • Earn continuing education units (CEUs).


T2 Education and Training Sessions

Education and training sessions for technology transfer leaders.

The FLC offers a full day of on-site training designed to meet the professional development requirements of all T2 professionals—from beginners to experienced practitioners. This year’s training day features seven different courses providing a T2 overview for beginners, to in-depth, advanced workshops that explore topics such as licensing and negotiation, marketing tools, and engaging the innovation ecosystem.


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Meeting Schedule

Agenda times are subject to change.
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  • Day 1 - Training Day


  • Day 2 - Meeting Sessions


  • Day 3 - Industry Day


  • 08:00am - 5:00pm
    Plenary
    Training
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    New technology transfer professionals T2 newbies, start here! This course is designed to teach the basic tech transfer concepts you need to know. Through case studies, exercises, and a whole lot of discussion with our expert trainers, you’ll learn: • What technology transfer really means • Tech transfer’s purpose and what it can do • An overview of what it takes to actually put it into place • The major tech transfer mechanisms.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    This class is for technology transfer professionals who have a basic foundation in the background, concepts, and processes of technology transfer, have completed the “Technology Transfer for Beginners” course or our other intermediate-level courses or those who want to understand intellectual property protection at federal laboratories. (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) This course examines the patent process and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection in the context of federal technology transfer. It will provide detailed information on how to protect intellectual property in federal laboratories, with a focus on the patent process; summarize ownership rights to IP developed under government contracts; explain the major laws affecting IP in federal labs; and explain the types of rights collaborators typically want and how to work with them within the law. The course will cover: Intellectual property basics Types of IP protection as they relate to technology transfer Laws governing the IP system Rights in government inventions Practical tips for navigating IP processes and issues as a T2 practitioner.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: New or mid-level technology transfer professionals who need to learn how to craft and negotiate Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) Individuals who need a refresher on the finer points of CRADAs People with a basic understanding of technology transfer and its purpose CRADAs are one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, so understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is our one-stop shop for everything CRADAs! With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works. We’ll cover: CRADA authority and laws What CRADAs are and why they work CRADA practices and pitfalls Intellectual property considerations.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: Individuals with at least a basic understanding of technology transfer and patents Anyone who needs to understand the licensing process at federal labs T2 professionals who want to develop their negotiation skills (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) Through real-world advice and hands-on practice, this interactive workshop examines the elements of an effective license and provides an overview of how to successfully negotiate a license agreement—whether you’re dealing with a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) or government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) lab. The course will cover: Intellectual property valuation Types of licenses and when to use them Financial considerations and analysis Key provisions and effective terms of a license Steps, tips, and strategies for negotiation GOGO and GOCO processes and differences.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: Experienced T2 professionals who want to take their marketing efforts to the next level. Marketing your lab technologies and your office can be fun, rewarding, and high impact when you follow the right roadmap. And best of all, it can be done without a lot of money. Join us as we dispel the myths about marketing and share essential marketing advice. You will be introduced to a step-by-step roadmap for building effective marketing programs, and leave the session with a hands-on toolkit full of concrete tools and techniques you and your staff can use to build winning marketing programs. This workshop will offer value to those new to marketing as well as those with experience. Here’s a sampling of the topics we’ll discuss: Marketing Programs vs. a Marketing Plan – Driving Your Big Buses Taking Stock of Your Current Marketing Tools – Disclosure Forms, Two-Pagers, etc. Looking Through the Eyes of Your Customers – Lab Scientists & Engineers, CRADA Partners, Management, Employees – One size does not fit all The Marketing Foundation – Audience-Message-Positioning Building a Message Board – Committing to “Your 3 Words” Telling Your Story Digitally – Websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Telling Your Story Tangibly – Associations, Events, Seminars, Content Marketing Marketing Up – Gaining Management Buy-in Execution – Your Back-of-the-Envelope Metrics.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Learn to identify and understand your external innovation ecosystem! In this advanced class, the goal is to help you engage and leverage the activities and resources outside the lab for increased technology transfer that benefits both your lab and the economy. You’ll learn how to: Understand T2 in the context of the innovation ecosystem (IE) and technology-based economic development (TBED). Understand and validate what your lab values (or could) from IE/TBE. Identify and assess the IE/TBED in your area to develop a strategy for engagement and partnership. Identify and engage the players and resources of the IE/TBED ecosystem.
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  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    In today’s complex and ever-changing T2 environment, the ability to strategically connect with and inform others within the lab has become increasingly critical. This workshop will show you how to converse with your stakeholders in ways that get results. You will gain insight into your personal communication style and understand how to adapt it for diverse audiences, including senior management and laboratory researchers. You’ll learn about and apply tools and strategies that strengthen your credibility, enable you to better understand the needs of others, build stronger relationships, and hone your ability to communicate the value that T2 brings to all levels of the organization. **There is an additional $100 registration fee for the AMA training course. Seating is limited to 25 people. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Training

  • 08:30am - 08:40am
    Plenary
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  • 08:40am - 09:40am
    Dan Berglund, President and CEO of SSTI, will kick off the 2018 FLC National Meeting to discuss trends, new developments and the road ahead in Technology Based Economic Development (TBED).
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  • 10:00am - 11:00am
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  • 10:00am - 11:00am
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  • 11:15am - 12:15pm
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  • 11:15am - 12:15pm
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  • 13:30pm - 14:30pm
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  • 13:30pm - 14:30pm
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  • 08:30am - 08:40am
    Plenary

  • 08:40am - 09:15am
    Thomas Osha - Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science & Technology
    Plenary
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    Hall 1, Building A

  • 09:15am - 09:20am
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  • 11:00am - 12:15pm
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  • 13:30pm - 15:00pm
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Meet Our Speakers

Gain valuable insights on innovation strategies and how to achieve lab to market success from this year's expert federal agency, laboratory, business and industry professional speakers!

Location

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am

Phone: (215) 627-1200

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Join us at the birthplace of American innovation as we celebrate technology transfer success and create new strategizes for strengthening lab to market efforts for economic impact.

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