July 2016


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Helping our Federal Labs Transition Technologies
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** About Fed Tech:

Fed Tech pairs highly qualified entrepreneurs with cutting-edge inventions from the US federal lab system to conduct customer discovery and build business models around emerging technologies. Our program leverages lean startup techniques while also focusing on the unique aspects of turning a federally funded technology into a startup.

Working with 17 labs across the country over the last three years, Fed Tech has taken dozens of technologies through a validation process and been responsible for multiple spin out companies.

Fed Tech bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and federal labs. We identify technologies of promise, validate markets, form startups and pursue licensing agreements and other collaborative tools.


** Recruiting now for our Fall Cohort!

After a summer off, Fed Tech is back in action this fall. Our fall cohort will run from mid-September to mid-November. Cohort sessions with be held at the Robert H. Smith School of Business' DC campus.

We are still recruiting participants, mentors and labs for this cohort. Please email Ben Solomon asap to express interest in taking part in the fall cohort ([log in to unmask]).
Sessions will be held on:
* Tuesday, 9/20
* Tuesday, 9/27
* Tuesday, 10/4
* Tuesday, 10/25
* Tuesday, 11/15 (Closing session)

Thanks to the Office of Naval Research:

Our  fall cohort will feature participation from NSWC Dahlgren, NAWCAD, NSWC Carderock and NSWC Indian Head. Thanks to the Office of Naval Research for providing funding for Navy inventors to participate in the cohort.

** RSVP for September Fed Tech mixer:
Fed Tech will be hosting a mixer the first week of September (exact day/time TBD) where our stakeholders can network. Please email Ben Solomon to express interest and Ben will get back to you as details finalize.

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** Congrats to Fed Tech alum Microsphere Material Solutions!!
This month Microsphere Material Solutions (Fed Tech, Fall '15 cohort) and the University of Maryland Department of Aerospace Engineering Chair Dr. Norman Wereley Aerospace Engineering Department Chair were awarded $90,000 from MIPS for their project "Maturation of Amorphous Glass Foams Manufacturing." The goal of the MIPS project is to help bridge the gap from the laboratory to the marketplace by developing and modeling manufacturing techniques that can be applied to an NSWC Corona invention.

Thanks to our partners:

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