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Federal Laboratory Consortium enters into partnership with RTI Innovation Advisors to enhance technology transfer

Collaboration to bridge the gap between federal labs and industry to speed new innovations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has entered into a strategic partnership with RTI Innovation Advisors (RTI IA) a business operation within RTI International, a nonprofit research institute. The agreement is part of an ongoing campaign to build stronger relationships and greater collaboration between federal laboratories and forward-thinking organizations to boost entrepreneurial activity between public and private sector organizations.

“Our partnership with FLC amplifies our commitment to ensure that today’s breakthroughs become tomorrow’s solutions,” said Kirsten Rieth, senior director, strategy and innovation at RTI Innovation Advisors. “This collaboration will help bridge the gap between revolutionary research and real-world applications.”

Under the agreement, FLC and RTI IA will strengthen the relationship between federal labs and industry to move technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace – a vital process known as technology transfer. The aim of these public-private partnerships is to support new innovations, leading to job creation and economic benefits.  

“This collaboration will enhance FLC’s ability to support technology transfer for the greater good,” said Paul Zielinski, FLC executive director. “RTI Innovation Advisors has a global network that supports bringing technologies to market that have a meaningful impact. We’re excited to work together to build stronger relationships leading to more successful technology transfer activities that benefit society.”

To learn more about FLC’s organizational partners, contact info@federallabs.org.

About the Federal Laboratory Consortium
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is a formally chartered, nationwide network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers that foster commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace. To learn more, visit www.federallabs.org.  

About RTI IA
RTI Innovation Advisors (RTI IA), a business operation within RTI International, helps clients accelerate, commercialize and transition new technologies for meaningful human and economic impact. Through their multi-disciplinary teams and vast network of resources, they provide innovation strategies, scouting, commercialization and entrepreneurship services to support government, industry and foundation clients. Learn more about RTI Innovation Advisors

Media contact: Carolina Olivieri, FLC Marketing Director colivieri@federallabs.org