This session will discuss national, regional, and lab programs to help FLC stakeholders (licensees, CRADA partners, vendors, etc) overcome hurdles and beat the odds.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) national network helps small manufacturers (SMMs) achieve operational excellence. With offices in every state, these trusted advisors have unique access and geographic breadth to help FLC stakeholders source key materials, design efficient workflows, and generally increase the likelihood of them meeting your objectives.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), through their Partnership Intermediary (PIA) ERDCWERX, have adapted tools and capabilities originally put in place to support tech challenges and other spin-in activity to build a commercialization assistance program.
The New Mexico DOE National Laboratories, in partnership with funding from a State of New Mexico tax-credit exchange, have piloted a tech maturation program to provide technical assistance to local companies. In its first year, the program has provided over $1M in dedicated technical assistance, four CRADAs and seven licenses.