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Department of Energy recognizes Jefferson Lab's tech transfer program

Jefferson Lab's technology transfer program cited for encouraging small businesses, woman-owned businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses to participate in cooperative research and development agreements

DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

The Department of Energy selected Jefferson Lab as having the best Small Business Technology Transfer program for 2001. Roy Whitney, associate director for Administration, accepted the award on behalf of the Southeastern Universities Research Association during DOE's third annual Small Business Conference, on May 21 in Orlando, Fla.

The technology transfer award recognizes a DOE prime contractor that has excelled in its efforts to transfer its scientific technology to small businesses in developing practical applications for the commercial market, according to Danny Lloyd, SURA/JLab Purchasing & Small Business manager. Two small businesses were able to directly apply JLab research technology toward developing products for commercial applications.

Jefferson Lab's technology transfer program was specifically cited for encouraging small businesses, woman-owned businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses to participate in cooperative research and development agreements. Results of this effort have been direct collaborations and contributions to the Lab's Free-Electron Laser consortium and program by these small businesses.

"This award recognizes the direct link between DOE's research role and the country's economy," Lloyd points out. "The Lab's world-class science is already having a positive impact on the small business community and has a large potential for economic development."

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