Federal Laboratory Consortium Enters into Partnership with DEFENSEWERX

Released: February 6, 2023

(WASHINGTON, DC – February 6, 2023) The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has entered into a strategic partnership with DEFENSEWERX. as part of an ongoing campaign to build stronger relationships and greater collaboration between federal laboratories and small businesses, while facilitating economic development through innovation hubs with government partners across the nation.

DEFENSEWERX based in Niceville, FL, is a non-profit organization that works with businesses, academia and government partners to facilitate innovative solutions that benefit a myriad of federal partners. The MOU was signed with the FLC on January 31, 2023.

Under the agreement, the FLC and DEFENSEWERX will jointly encourage collaborations between federal laboratories and  businesses to help move technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace – a vital process known as technology transfer. These public-private partnerships will support new innovations, leading to job creation and economic benefits. 

The FLC and DEFENSEWERX will work together to promote and participate in mutually beneficial activities such as joint meetings, sponsorships, and special events to connect federal labs with entrepreneurs and small businesses and spur economic development with small businesses and defense-related organizations.

“I’m honored to have been asked to partner with the FLC.  The FLC is nationally recognized as an orgnazation which can rapidly accelerate tech transfer in support of our nations security.  I’m confident the global networks of both DEFENSEWERX and the FLC will provide great impact to many orgnaziations,” said Brian Liesveld, DWX CEO.

“This collaboration with DEFENSEWERX will strengthen the FLC’s ability to support technology transfer in the southeast region and with national defense organizations,” said Paul Zielinski, FLC Executive Director. “We’re excited to work with DEFENSEWERX to build stronger relationships leading to more successful technology transfer activities for the military and private sector laboratories.”

Learn more about the FLC’s organizational partners here. Groups interested in working with federal laboratories should contact the FLC to learn more at [email protected] 


About the FLC 

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



DEFENSWERX is a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Niceville, FL.. DEFENSWERX works with organizations to develop innovative solutions benefitting various federal partners through workforce development, technology transfer and innovation hubs. Learn more at: https://defensewerx.org/


Media contact: Carolina Olivieri, FLC Marketing Director [email protected] 


Originally published at https://federallabs.org/about/media/flc-press-releases/federal-laboratory-consortium-enters-into-partnership-with-defensewerx

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