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This year’s meeting will center on strengthening continued efforts to accelerate innovation and grow lasting business partnerships in the regions. Learn the latest T2 strategies and share regional progress and successes with your fellow T2 professionals.


The 2017 FLC Midwest regional meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati-RiverCenter hotel located on the banks of the Ohio River. Enjoy picturesque views of the Cincinnati skyline from this all-suite hotel in Covington, Kentucky.

About the FLC

The FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization strategies and opportunities for federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM Welcome to the 2017 FLC Midwest & Southeast Regional Meeting
8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM Telling the T2 Story - Lab Perspective
9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Morning Break
10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM How to Leverage the FLC and Its Resources
  • Marc Snyderman, Marc Ian Snyderman, Esq., PC
12:00 PM  -  12:15 PM Departure for Lunch and Awards Ceremony at the Cincinnati Art Museum - Bus will depart outside of the hotel lobby
12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Cincinnati Art Museum
2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art, Inc. Corporate Teambuilding
4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Bus Departure to Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Networking Event - Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM Welcome
8:45 AM  -  9:30 AM Applying Federal IP in Adjacent Commercial Sectors
MW Pilot with OrthoWorx and Battery Innovation Center (BIC)
  • Dave Roberts, President, Battery Innovation Center (BIC)
  • Mike Hawkins and Todd Dawson, OrthoWorx
9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Partnerships for Technology Transfer at Federal Labs
MW Pilot Update - SSTI
  • Jonathan Dworin, SSTI
10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM FLC National Update
  • Paul Zielinski, NIST
11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Best Practice: Academic Licensing Approach and Strategy
  • Emily Najem, Office of Technology Commercialization, Purdue University
11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Lunch - Innovation Keynote - Roebling III
Keynote Speaker:
  • Mr. Larry Portaro, Director, FirstBuild
12:45 AM  -  1:45 PM Innovation EcoSystem: Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Open Campus
  • Mr. Thomas MulKern, ARL
  • Dr. Jason Huff, Lockheed Martin
1:45 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing Successful FLC Awards
Facilitated Discussion
2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Afternoon Break
2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Regional Breakout Sessions - Roebling I & II
3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Closing Remarks