FLC Enters into Partnership with RTI Innovation Advisors

Released: August 29, 2023

(WASHINGTON, DC – August 29, 2023) The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has entered into a strategic partnership with RTI Innovation Advisors (RTI IA), a business unit of RTI International, as 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, the 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. These public-private partnerships will support new innovations, leading to job creation and economic benefits.

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

Learn more about FLC’s organizational partners here.

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 lab and into the marketplace. To learn more, visit www.federallabs.org

About RTI IA

RTI Innovation Advisors, a business unit of the global nonprofit RTI International, has provided technology commercialization services since 1965 when NASA first contracted RTI to support its technology transfer efforts. With extensive industry networks, RTI assists government agencies by developing innovation strategies, finding partners to license and commercialize inventions, training entrepreneurs and researchers on start-up methodologies, and engaging with regional innovation ecosystems to accelerate echnology transfer and commercialization. To learn more, visit https://rtiinnovationadvisors.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-rti-innovation-advisors

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