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Agenda

Three Days to Discover, Connect and Participate

With an array of prominent expert tech transfer speakers and an agenda that covers topics ranging from federal lab commercialization success stories to licensing and litigation strategy, the FLC national meeting offers lively training courses, informative sessions and networking opportunities designed to appeal to a diverse business and technology R&D audience.
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  • April 23 - Training Day


  • April 24 - Meeting Sessions


  • April 25 - Meeting Sessions


  • Plenary
    Training

  • 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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  • Plenary

  • What Are Some Specific Things T2 Offices Can Do to Build Buy-in of Program Offices?
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  • Panel on the center for collaboration in Albuquerque in which Sandia, AFRL, and UNM's T2 office have joint office space in downtown ABQ where they can meet with others "outside the fence." What type of business model does this type of space lend itself to. Show how this is a “best practice” for promoting technology transfer interactions? What are the hurdles to creating such a space? How did these offices overcome those challenges? What has been the impact of the space to date?
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  • This panel could consist of several PIA representations who can speak to interactions between their "home lab" and external stakeholders. Some examples include PIAs for AFRL at Dayton and Rome. Other services and agencies also have PIAs. This would allow a session on outreach to the external community in lieu of what we have tried to set up in the past for Industry Day. This would also be a great candidate for an “interactive” session. Using a facilitator for such a session could be very effective. This worked well in Philly for the accelerator/incubator panel. We could ask the facilitator to ensure interactive dialog with the audience. Or, there might be 6 tables, with one PIA rep at each table to talk about best practices, challenges, etc. Or, at each table there could be lab people who have worked with PIAs that serve as table “captains” for leading discussion. They could then report out for each of the tables.
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