Two Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) employees have been re-elected to serve for the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer Midwest Region.
NSWC Crane Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA), Technology Transfer (T2) Program Manager and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager Brooke Pyne has been elected to serve as the region’s Regional Coordinator and NSWC Crane Agreements Administrator Jenna Dix has been elected to serve as the region’s Deputy Regional Coordinator.
As Regional Coordinator, Pyne’s goals are to foster T2 activities within the Midwest FLC Region with academic, industrial and commercial partners to communicate the innovation and technologies developed in federal laboratories throughout the region. Additionally, Pyne aspires to further expand the connections and relationships between the Midwest regional labs and government scientists, as well as to explore the collaboration between the T2 and SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
As Deputy Regional Coordinator, Dix’s goals are to assist Pyne in accomplishing her goals for the FLC Midwest Region as well as act as an engaged partner in helping to achieve those goals. She also aspires to assist in enhancing the critical relationships of laboratory staff across the region and work to further the collaboration across the laboratories. Additionally, she will work to assist the T2 staff across the Midwest region in achieving their T2 goals through establishing and enhancing connections with academic and industry partners, as well as communicating the technologies and innovation developed at the laboratories to potential partners throughout the region.
The FLC is the nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.