June 22, 2017

MCEDC to Co-Host Event Highlighting Army Research Laboratory Technologies Available for License

June 27 commercialization showcase to be held at new ETC TechFire® incubator in White Oak

Rockville, Md. — The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will co-host an event for business owners, prospective entrepreneurs and federal researchers to explore technologies available for license and other R&D partnership and commercialization opportunities with scientists and engineers from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The June 27 technology showcase will be held at the Energetics Technology Center’s (ETC) new TechFire® incubator in White Oak, Md.

“To promote local innovation and entrepreneurship, we need to leverage our resources, and ARL is one of our region’s truly outstanding assets,” said MCEDC CEO David Petr. “ARL has a strong history of partnerships with both academia and industry and has been an ardent supporter of technology transfer to the private sector.”

The workshop will be held at ETC’s TechFire® incubator facility to provide private sector partners with the opportunity to learn about the business support services available to entrepreneurs, technology start -ups, and small businesses. ARL’s researchers will present their work related to 3-D holographic and polarimetric imaging, micro-robotics/micro-actuators, cold spray technologies, moving target detectors, and other technologies available for commercialization. In addition, representatives from state-wide organizations will discuss mentoring, funding, and networking opportunities available to technology start- ups across Maryland.

“ETC is excited to host networking events like this that are critical to both the region and to the mission of organizations like ARL”, said Bob Kavetsky, ETC CEO.

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Editor’s Note: The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is the official public-private organization representing Montgomery County, Md. The organization was created in 2016 to help businesses start, grow and exceed expectations by helping them gain access to top talent, business and market intelligence and prime locations. For more information, visit our website at Follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Energetics Technology Center (ETC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and development organization with a goal to support and catalyze the vibrant science and technology community in Maryland. With locations in Silver Spring (White Oak) and Indian Head, ETC delivers multidisciplinary scientific, engineering, commercialization, and analytic services which support unique solutions to our nation’s most challenging problems. For more information, visit our website at To learn more about technology available for licensing and other collaborative research opportunities with the Army Research Laboratory, visit