Tuesday, November 13, 2018

8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome to the 2018 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

Speaker: Dr. Jack Pevenstein, NIST

8:45 AM Lightning Round

Every Agency gets 3 minutes to share something good they that they have done in the last year

9:45 AM Use of social media marketing

Speaker: Tammi Thomas, TEDCO 

10:30 AM Morning Break
10:45 AM SOLVING CHALLENGES 1: NURTURING

Moderator: Cathy Cohn, USDA-ARS

  • Find the right partner at the beginning; the best CRADA research partner may not be the best commercialization partner
  • Getting inventions reported; identifying what is patentable
  • Too early stage, but patentable; patent portfolios; early stage patents as prior art
11:30 AM Report Out 
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM SOLVING CHALLENGES 2: Weaning

Moderator: Tom Stackhouse, Ph.D., NIH

  • Linking patenting to market need/utility; Licensing and patenting working together for greater commercial adoption
  • Funding next stage for commercial development; not part of agency funding (gap funding)
  • Creating marketing materials (outside perspective and help)
1:45 PM Report Out
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM SOLVING CHALLENGES 3: MATURATION

MODERATOR: Dr. Jack Pevenstein, NIST

  • Commercial competition
  • Finding an early adopter (commercial partner) as a champion
  • Good use of CRADAs
3:15 PM Report Out
3:45 PM Wrap-up
3:45 PM Ice cream social and networking

Wednesday, November 14 | Industry Day

8:30 AM Welcome
8:45 AM Introduction: Sarah Miller, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
9:00 AM PANEL 1: CORPORATE EXPERIENCE WITH OPEN INNOVATION 

Moderator: Ben Solomon
Panelist: Peter A. Sandborn, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

  • Public Relations vs. Technology Infusion
  • Successes and disappointments
  • Lessons learned
10:00 AM Morning Break/Exhibition Tables
10:30 AM HUMAN INTEREST PANEL 

Moderator: John Emond, NASA retired

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.

USDA-ARS
Speaker: James Poulos

Technology relative to foot and mouth disease in animals and about Plum Island in general — brief background and brief of future home.

NASA Earth Science, Applied Sciences Program
Speaker: Lawrence Friedl

SERVIR Capacity Building: Technology Transfer using Earth Observations for Societal Benefit

Sidra Ashan, PhD, NIH

Technology Transfer initiatives at NIH that help link cancer research to medical treatments for patients.

11:30 AM FLC-MA Award Presentations

ModeratorCarmen Krieger, EPA

12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM PANEL 2: HOW TO LEVERAGE FEDERAL RESEARCH FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Moderator: Rob Griesbach, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Panelists:

Kathleen Carroll, NIH-NCI
Dr. Jack Pevenstein, NIST
Barry Datlof, DoD-USAMRMC
Kerry Leonard, NASA

  • Finding Federal research programs: FLC Business
  • Mechanisms for Collaborations: CRADAs, collaborative agreements, licenses, etc.
  • Funding: SBIR/STTR programs that leverage Federal research and technology
2:30 PM Wrap-up
2:45 PM Networking with federal labs