Webinar Series on Demystifying Working with Federal Labs

Featuring Federal Technology Transfer Professionals
Presented by:
Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, Maryland TEDCO and The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)

“So…you want to work with Department of Homeland Security: Technology Transfer Mechanisms used at DHS”

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

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Cost: FREE, but registration required by clicking on the link above.

Marshall L. Caggiano
Office of General Counsel
Science & Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Marlene Owens
Technology Transfer Program Manager
Office of Research and Technology Applications
Department of Homeland Security

Mojdeh Bahar
Chief, Cancer Branch
Office of Technology Transfer, NIH

About This Webinar:
Established in 2003, Department of Homeland Security is the third largest Department. Technologies developed and used by Department of Homeland Security can range from IT platforms to biological agents. In this session, the panelists will explore the many ways of interacting with DHS, focusing on the Department’s technology transfer efforts.

On April 7, 2010, Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House released its inaugural Open Government Plan highlighting transparency, participation, and collaboration.

“Demystifying Working with the Federal Labs” is a lecture series launched by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium in order to render the technology transfer process at federal agencies more transparent, and to encourage collaborations with the federal labs. This lecture series aims to provide a platform for Federal Laboratories to educate academia, industry, and technology transfer professionals on different technology transfer mechanisms used at the federal labs. While some of the lectures will be an introduction to common technology transfer mechanisms, such as CRADAs and licenses, other lectures will focus on more specialized agreements that may be unique to a particular agency, such as NASA’s Space Act agreements.

It is our hope that the series will encourage a dialogue between the federal laboratories and other stakeholders in the area of technology innovation. We hope to reach small businesses, large businesses, academia, economic development organizations, and technology transfer professionals.

This series is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers. Once registered to the webinar series you will receive a separate email with the webinar url 24 hours before the start of the webinar.


These webinars are open to anyone interested in how federal labs, universities and industry can better work together to foster innovation. This includes university staff, faculty and students, local and state economic development professionals, corporate business development directors, academic liaisons, corporate, academic and federal laboratory researchers, technology transfer professionals, and service providers (e.g. lawyers, consultants).