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2018 FLC MIDWEST REGIONAL AWARDS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The FLC Midwest Region is now accepting nominations for its 2018 awards.  Each year, the awards honor federal laboratories in the region and their partners for their outstanding technology transfer work. Our annual awards program is the ideal vehicle to recognize these efforts. FLC Midwest Region laboratories have a strong reputation of developing new technologies and establishing partnerships to commercialize these technologies to realize their maximum potential.


NEW ONLINE FORMAT

The FLC Midwest Regional Awards is now a completely online process.  You will be able to complete and submit your nominations through this specially designed portal.  No more downloading of files or submissions via email. This is considered our most user-friendly submission process ever!


AWARD CATEGORIES RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Whether your laboratory’s technology transfer success is the result of a massive team effort, or you wish to bring special recognition to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, there are three FLC Midwest Regional Award categories available for your consideration, including:

Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
The FLC Midwest Regional Excellence in Technology Transfer Award recognizes employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff in the Region who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology.

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Interagency Partnership Award
The FLC Midwest Regional Interagency Partnership Award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two different agencies within the Region who have collaboratively accomplished outstanding work in transferring a technology.

CRITERIA


The highest possible score is 100 points.

1. Specifically identify and describe the outstanding cooperative effort by federal science and technology employees from laboratories representing two or more Federal agencies in the transfer of a specific technology, product, or service that has been adopted by and/or benefits another Federal agency or private sector entity for government or non-government use. [45 points] 
2. Specifically identify and describe each nominated team member’s role and the attributes of each of the respective agency laboratories that enabled the effective transfer of the technology. [35 points] 
3. Describe when the transfer took place and what technology transfer mechanisms, resources, and/or activities were used to transfer the technology. The transfer of the technology must have occurred within the past five years. [20 points]
 

 


 
State and Local Economic Development Award
The FLC Midwest Regional State and Local Economic Development Award recognizes successful initiatives that involve partnership between state or local economic development groups and federal laboratories in the Region for economic benefit.

CRITERIA

The highest possible score is 100 points.

1. Identify the Nominees and describe the attributes of each of the respective agency laboratories and state and/or local economic development groups directly involved in the technology transfer related initiative. Nominees must include FLC laboratory employees, and can include employees of state and/or local economic development groups directly involved in the initiative. [10 points] 

2. Specifically identify and describe the partnership, the innovative approach to addressing a technology transfer-related need, and demonstrable results of the initiative.  [20 points] 

3. Describe and include background on the context in which the initiative operates and why it was created including information about the geographic area the initiative serves.  [10 points] 

4.Describe the specific roles, goals, objectives, and contributions of each nominee. [20 points] 

5. Describe any innovation or creativity demonstrated by the nominee(s), including technology transfer mechanisms utilized. [20 points] 

6. Describe what has been the impact to the federal labs and economic benefit of the initiative to date, how that impact is determined, and any public gains achieved. [20 points]

IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION

Nominations in all categories must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. EDT (5:00 p.m. CDT) on Friday, July 20, 2018.


NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?

Contact Michele Chambers at (609) 531-4257, awards@federallabs.org.


Click here to enter your nomination!

 

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