The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.
The FLC is divided up into 6 geographical regions. The Ames Laboratory is a member of the Mid-Continent region. The Mid-Continent Region consists of 14 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Looking for a particular technology but don't know where to start? The FLC has a Technology Locater which serves as a point of entry to federal laboratory expertise and technology.
FLC National Awards Mid-Continent Region Winners
2018 Notable Technology Development Award - "Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Technology"
2017 Excellence in technology Transfer Award - "Advanced Gas Atomization Processing for Ti and Ti Alloy Powder Manufacturing"
2012 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award- "Enhancing Virtual Pain Software"
2010 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award- "BAM-TB: Ultra-low Friction Ceramic Composite Material" (Ames Lab, The Eaton Corporation, & Greenleaf Corporation)
2009 Excellence in Technology Transfer- "Lead Free Solder"
2009 Outstanding STEM Mentorship Award- Adah Leshem-Ackerman, Ames Laboratory