Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Lab to Market "L2M"

The L2M initiative was identified as an administration priority and funded by Congress to increase the economic impact of federally-funded research and development by accelerating and improving the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Through bringing products to market quickly and growing the economy, this initiative allows America to position itself as a global leader in innovation.

L2M Strategies

Image of a hand drawing a flow chart
Credit: Pixabay
Regulatory and Administrative Improvements - Identify regulatory impediments and administrative improvements in federal technology transfer policies and practices.
Image of a group of people discussing a topic
Credit: Pixabay
Private Sector Engagement - Increase engagement with private sector technology development experts and investors.
Image of a lab tech working on reflective panels
Credit: Pixabay
Entrepreneurial R&D Workforce - Support entrepreneurial education and training to build the next generation of skilled innovators.
Image showing 2 sets of hands working on some laptop and documents
Credit: Pixabay
Tech Transfer Tools and Services - Improve and develop tools to support the discovery and transfer of technologies.
Image showing earth landscape from space with the cities lit up during night time
Credit: Pixabay
S&T Trends and Benchmarks - Improve understanding of global science, technology trends and benchmarks to measure progress and achieve results.

Partnerships

Image of 2 hands shaking with 2 other people in the background
Credit: Pixabay

Federal Labs Consortium of Technology Transfer: The FLC promotes and strengthens technology transfer nationwide.

The Interagency Working Group for Technology Transfer: Identifies and disseminates creative approaches to technology transfer from Federal laboratories through an inter-agency task force.

The Interagency Working Group for Bayh-Dole: Manages extramural research activities within the field of tech transfer, in consultation with the National Institutes of Health.

The Small Business Innovation Research Project Managers Working Group: Manages small business initiative programs and makes policy recommendations to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.

NIST TPO NOFO

NIST TPO Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Economic Research and Analysis of National Need for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Internet of Things (IoT)

Links

Contacts

  • Technology Partnerships Office
    (301) 975-2573
Created February 8, 2016, Updated January 29, 2020