Due to current security standards, registration for this year’s meeting will, unfortunately, only be available manually. We hope to have online registration available soon; but in the meantime, we appreciate all registrants’ cooperation in helping us to comply with these standards. To register for the meeting, please download the registration form linked above. All registration forms must be faxed to 856-423-3420; additional questions can be forwarded to Alexandra Springer at aspringer@talley.com.


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.


Taking place at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., this year’s meeting is being held in conjunction with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, whose participation will bring innovation, industry, and startups into the regional discussion.

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, November 14, 2017

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM Welcome to the 2017 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Rob Griesbach, USDA-ARS
8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM Lightning Round
Every Agency gets 3 minutes to share something good they that they have done in the last year
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM  Breakout Part 1: Challenges in the Adoption of Research Outcomes
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Morning Break
10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM  Innovative Collaborative Programs
Moderator: Dr. Tom Stackhouse, NIH-NCI
  • Historically Black College and University/Minority-Serving Institution Partnered Research Initiative: Patrice Collins, DoD-ARL
  • Agreements for Commercializing Technology (ACT): Clara Asmail, DOE
  • Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: Rich Bendis, BioHealth Innovation
  • Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Entrepreneur Sabbatical Program: Barry Datlof, USAMRMC
12:15 PM -  1:00 PM Working Lunch:
Breakout Part 2: Challenges in the Adoption of Research Outcomes
1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Casting a Wider Net: Complementary Resources & Programs
Moderator: Sara Langdon, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command 
  • How to Optimize the Working Relationship Between Federal Labs and Incubators: Robert Kavetsky, Energetics
  • DC I-Corps: Ben Solomon, Hyperion
  • Foundation for the National Institute of Health: Meredith Donnely
  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture: Julie Reynes
2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Town Hall Discussion Moderator:
Dr. Rob Griesbach, 
    • National FLC: John Dement, FLC Chair
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout Part 3: Challenges in the Adoption of Research Outcomes
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Wrap-Up
4:30 PM Off-Site Networking

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Industry Day

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM Welcome
Speaker: David Petr, CEO Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
8:45 AM  -  9:15 AM Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Speaker: Mojdeh Bahar, USDA-ARS
9:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Ecosystem Breakout & Report Out
Moderator: Fizie Haleem, Energetics
10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Morning Break/Exhibition Tables
11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Human Interest Panel FLC-MA Tech Transfer Award winners share their stories. Examples of Federal laboratories partnering with the commercial sector to bring research outcomes to market. Examples on how such success stories have changed peoples’ lives.
Moderator: Santiago Navarro, DOT 
  • NCI/NIH collaboration with the medical industry to develop new therapies to combat several aggressive cancers that currently have a low survival rate: James Gulley, Jeffrey Schlom, John Greiner, Renee Donahue, Ravi Madan, Andrea Apolo, Julius Strauss, Isaac Brownwell, Kevin Brand, Michael Pollack, & Sabarni Chatterjee.
  • DHS collaboration with the food processing industry to develop software tools detecting deliberate contamination of foodstuffs: Jessica Cox
12:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch: FLC-MA Award Presentations
Moderator: Jack Pevenstein, FLC MA Deputy Regional Coordinator, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Leveraging Federal Research with Industry Needs
Moderator: Sarah Miller, MCEDC
3:00 PM Networking