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    • FLC 2021 National Meeting Call for Topics

      For the first time, the Federal Laboratory Consortium National Meeting Program Committee would like to invite YOU to suggest topics you'd like to see discussed at the next National Meeting, which is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2021. The FLC National Meeting Program Committee is looking for topics that are educational, timely and appeal to a wide range of audiences. Deadline to submit is December 21, 2020. Feel free to suggest topics for plenary sessions, training workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations, point-counterpoint debates, or something else we might not have thought of. Speaker suggestions are optional. But if you do want to suggest a speaker (or speakers) to go with your topic, please be prepared to provide their affiliation and contact information on the submission form. SEE MORE DETAILS HERE. Use the list of potential program tracks below, and the examples of session titles under each track, to start brainstorming. Intellectual Property Management How Agencies Decide Whether to Seek IP Protection for an Invention AI and the Patent Process T2 Agreements CRADA Workshop Licensing and Negotiation Workshop Operations/Administration How to Show a More Direct Return on Investment (ROI) and Tie Back to Labs’ Mission and Core Programs Developing Your Staff Through Teaching Marketing & Business Development Marketing Tools for the TTO Innovative Ways Labs/Agencies have Implemented Marketing Strategies Compliance Legislative Changes Best Practices for Small Agencies Hot Topics Inclusive Innovation Legal Hot Topics Industry/Federal Labs Partnerships Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Culture in Federal Labs Fostering Industry-University-Federal Lab Collaborations

    • Bright Flash Update! Nov 19 Zoom Webinar on Quantum, CRADAs and Electrification

      Technology Update for U.S. Representative Joe Neguse's staff: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 Zoom webinar 10:30 - 11:15 am WATCH VIDEO ON-DEMAND (presentation slides will be uploaded soon) You're invited to watch a flash presentation on three realms of high tech research from the CO-LABS network: we are updating U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse's staff on activities including quantum computing, CRADAs in 5G and digital communication and transit electrification! This meeting is in response to Rep. Neguse's interest in federally funded scientific research happening in his District. His staff is working on new policy and legislation for 2021 and your work can be crucial in shaping their brainstorming on what's possible and what's necessary. CO-LABS is arranging these meetings as part of our mission to nurture and connect the federal scientific research ecosystem in Colorado. The focus and first priority for questions is Rep. Neguse's staff. This will be recorded, made available on-demand and open for all to watch. With three high-level updates, you'll see the latest on The National Science Foundation funded ASPIRE Center — Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification The federal research and private sector partnerships shaping 5G and digital broadband development at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences. The Q-SEnSE institute at CU Boulder where advanced quantum research is designing tools for a national infrastructure in quantum sensing, and training a quantum-savvy workforce for today and tomorrow. Our Bright Flash Updates! are quick overviews of world-class research in Colorado meant to prompt relevant connections among the CO-LABS network of science enthusiasts.

    • CSU Research Expenditures top $400 million!

      Colorado State University’s spending on research activities reached a record $407 million for fiscal year 2020, a 2% increase over last year. The trajectory was welcome news, given the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in scaling back some research projects. Estimates show that 432 projects were shut down or affected by the pandemic in April 2020, based on a survey of CSU faculty. The number of active projects at that time, however, remained very strong, at 4,290. More recently, the number of research projects affected by the pandemic has been reduced to 227, according to the Office of the Vice President for Research. READ MORE>>> Alan Rudolph, vice president for research, said that research spending increased due to the strength of internal investments, which totaled $4.9 million, and an increase of $4.6 million in grants and contracts sponsored by industry and nonprofit organizations over 2019. In addition, the university expended gifts to support research in the amount of $6.5 million. “We weathered the storm this year, in the face of a global pandemic, and the result is not only positive, but a new record for the university,” said Rudolph. “The increase we’ve seen in research spending this year is a testament to the quality, breadth and depth of our faculty.” Research spending supported by federal, nonprofit, higher education, industry and other government organizations totaled more than $325 million, an increase over the last fiscal year of 1.4%, according to the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Center for Environmental Management on Military Lands, CEMML, accounted for 28% of all sponsored program expenditures at the university, or $91 million. The center is part of the Warner College of Natural Resources. In addition, the Infectious Disease Research Center increased research spending by $3.8 million, which covered projects to advance the development of a vaccine candidate against Rift Valley Fever Virus and a partnership to manufacture an HIV vaccine candidate for Sumagen, a biotechnology company based in South Korea. Rudolph said that strategic investments in infectious disease research and response also helped to position the university to respond quickly to the global pandemic. Currently, there are 44 active COVID-19 research projects supported by more than $16 million across the university. READ MORE>>>

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    • USDA NWRC 2019 Accomplishments | 2020 CO-LABS

      2019 Accomplishments Report Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the mission of the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is to apply scientific expertise to resolve human-wildlife conflicts while maintaining the quality of the environment shared with wildlife. The NWRC) is the research unit of the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services program. Scientists and support staff are dedicated to finding solutions to challenging wildlife damage management problems related to agriculture, natural resources, property, and human health and safety. Human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife damage, nuisance and pest animals, wildlife disease, invasive species, overabundant wildlife, and overall ecosystem health are just some of the topics studied by researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center. ​ ​ The NWRC develops methods and information to address human-wildlife conflicts related to the following: • agriculture (crops, livestock, aquaculture, and timber) • human health and safety (wildlife disease, aviation) • property damage • invasive species • threatened and endangered species ​ . Download the 2019 Innovative Solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflicts - Accomplishments Report

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      CONTACT US Contact CO-LABS Our Address 2440 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 ​ ​ Please Note: CO-LABS is a non-profit educational organization - See more we are NOT a federal agency nor do we operate any federal research labs. About Us. ​ ​ ​ Call Us 720-389-0455 Send Success! Message received.

    • CO-LABS Colorado Science

      Championing Colorado's World-Class Research Ecosystem We Connect Colorado's Scientists, Universities & Businesses COVID-19 News Research Colorado Labs What Will Be NORMAL This Fall? Survey Results & Report #ScienceMatters Re: COVID-19 - Have Skills to Contribute? CDC News: COVID-19 Info DID YOU KNOW? Colorado Has Over 30 Federal TaxPayer-Funded Scientific Research Labs From agriculture to aerospace, geology to GPS, extreme weather to quantum physics, even wildlife biology to ice cores (and more!) the range of crucial, world-class research in our state is astounding. Nurturing this network is our mission. We aim to keep these labs , and keep them . funded here ​ We connect technologists to help manifest scientific discoveries improving the world - Let us connect you with brilliance! PROMOTE We get into the numbers, the ROI, answer the "who " question. cares We promote the economic and intellectual value of taxpayer-funded research through reports, studies and media coverage. ​ EDUCATE We spotlight incredible work by Colorado's world-class scientists. ​ We communicate the value of Colorado's federal research labs with newsletters, podcasts, social media and interviews. CONNECT We connect smart, curious people with scientific research labs. ​ We host lab tours, conference calls, workshops and special gatherings to connect you with brilliance. “I am grateful for all that you are doing on behalf of the community of science across Colorado. I am glad to participate and support this important group - and to recognize the excellence of research and technology commercialization brought together by CO-LABS. Keep up the great work! It is deeply appreciated.” Walter G. Copan, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology & Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NEWS FLC 2021 National Meeting Call for Topics Bright Flash Update! Nov 19 Zoom Webinar on Quantum, CRADAs and Electrification CSU Research Expenditures top $400 million! 2019 Governor's Awards for High Impact Research 2019 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High Impact Research Event Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Search video... Now Playing 2019 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High Impact Research Event 02:26 Play Video Now Playing WINNER: 2019 Governor's Awards - Estimating Extreme Weather to Avoid Flood Risks 03:35 Play Video Now Playing WINNER: 2019 Governor's Awards: Dual Comb Spectroscopy Methane Detection 03:49 Play Video

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