Colorado Entrepreneur Brad Feld to Headline Industry Day at the FLC National Meeting
Foundry Group co-founder and Managing Director Brad Feld is a leader in the tech world, investing in groundbreaking companies such as FitBit and Modular Robotics. Feld will kick off our exciting Industry Day and host a question-and-answer session for attendees.
“Industry Day affords the private sector a chance to interact directly with representatives of our national labs and learn how we can help expedite their technology research and development,” said FLC Chair Paul Zielinski. “Our laboratories possess state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and the world’s best scientists. These are resources the private industry can leverage to promote innovation and advancement for everyone.”
In addition to the keynote session, many other interesting sessions are planned for a day designed to offer the perspective of industry leaders, create connections, and gain perspectives on the economic benefits of technology transfer (T2).
In one of the morning sessions, the FLC and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) have partnered to bring together private industry and laboratories from around the country for a panel discussion called “Industry Shares Technology Needs With Federal Laboratories,” at which Fortune 500 company representatives from Mars Inc., PepsiCo, BASF, Goodyear, and Sherwin-Williams will describe their current research and development needs and how the national labs can help.
A partnership between laboratories and the private sector enables both to reach research and development goals while promoting an open and beneficial exchange of meaningful science and technology breakthroughs.
Industry Day caps the FLC’s three-day national meeting, the premier event for advancing T2 strategies through advanced training courses and panel discussions. Join the T2 community on April 30 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown/Convention Center. Industry Day morning attendance is free to the public!
For more information and for a detailed Industry Day agenda, please visit meeting.federallabs.org. Members of the press may RSVP to Kaitlyn Anness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (856) 667-6770, ext. 306.
About the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)
The FLC was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members. The mission of the FLC is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories, and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources into the mainstream of the U.S. economy.
About Brad Feld
Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
Local industry leaders, government representatives and academia are invited to Industry Day at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) annual national meeting in Denver, on April 30, where famed venture capitalist Brad Feld will be the keynote speaker.