Rome Lab, Griffiss Institute receive awards

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The Rome Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and the Griffiss Institute received awards during the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer’s Northeast Regional Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton.

• For the Rome lab/Information Directorate, the FLC Regional Coordinator’s Excellence Award went to Franklin E. Hoke, Chief of the Office of Research and Technology Applications.

This recognized his contribution to the FLC program during the past year, and his effective technology transfer program at the Information Directorate.

He will be considered for
the National FLC Representative of the Year Award, to be
presented in 2016.

The Information Directorate also received the FLC Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, for lab employees’ accomplishments in transferring federally developed technology to the marketplace.

Ralph Kohler and team members David Canestrare, Daniel Carpenter, Sam Davis, Mark Linderman, Michael Mayhew, Richard Newkirk, and Joshua Sterling were honored for their work on the Android Tactical Assault Kit, plus its novel licensing strategy and proliferation to numerous users, the institute said. The team will be considered a nominee for the National FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, to be presented in 2016.

• Griffiss Institute received the FLC Industry/Non-Federal Government/University Award for its comprehensive technology transfer program and impact on economic development.

Also, receiving the FLC Regional Appreciation Award was Mike McCoy, co-founder of The Alva Group, and who led Griffiss Institute’s inaugural Commercialization Academy in 2014. McCoy was acknowledged for his efforts in initiating a new paradigm for technology transfer, and for his enthusiasm and effectiveness in leading the Commercialization Academy, the institute said.

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