The Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology has been awarded to Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia won the award for developing a product that fights biological and chemical agents by neutralizing them and for developing a software that allows first responders to disable improvised explosive devices.
Business Development Specialist Bianca Thayer also took home the Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional of 2016.
“Sandia is truly honored to be recognized by our peers for our work in technology transfer,” Jackie Moore, Sandia’s manager of technology and economic development, said. “Congratulations to Bianca and the Sandia teams who are being acknowledged for their accomplishments.”
The awards are given for outstanding work for technology that’s developed and transferred to the federal level. Experts from the industry, academia, state and local government and the federal laboratory system typically serve as the judges.
Thayer has been an employee of Sandia for five years. She has been working in the industry for more than 30 years and has worked on a wide range of transfer negotiations. Some have included lab technologies and academic partnerships.
“(Thayer) is constantly thinking of new ways to help her licensees be successful in commercializing technologies from Sandia,” Manager Carrie Burchard said. “She’s got a true passion for technology transfer.”