TRAC AS A FEDERAL LABORATORY

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 was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members.


In consonance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related federal policy, the mission of the FLC is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy.


TRAC was designated a federal lab on 15 October 1993. This designation allows TRAC to partner with public and private organizations in order for knowledge and capabilities to be shared for the greater good. This technology transfer capability may include:

  • Commercial technology transfer for government applications
  • Collaborative research and development between government and non-government activities
  • Ad hoc technical assistance
  • Mission-related technology transfer between government activities

For more information, visit the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).