Editor’s note: Media interested in attending should RSVP to by 11 AM Monday, June 10.

WHAT: TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, will host a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) to discuss the importance of the new $1,150,000 funding for the Federal Lab Leveraging Innovation to Products (FLLIP) Pilot Program. The roundtable discussion will welcome Maryland-based businesses, allowing them to provide their input and perspectives about the program’s potential. 

WHEN AND WHERE: Monday, June 10, 2024, from 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM, at TEDCO Headquarters located at 10960 Grantchester Way, Suite 120, Columbia, Md. 21044.

WHY: TEDCO is committed to supporting the continued growth and development of Maryland’s entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. The FLLIP Pilot Program is a collaborative effort between TEDCO and the Frederick Innovation Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) to address the challenge of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses approach and navigate federal laboratories to allow for collaborations that will enable entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions for healthcare challenges and grow their businesses.

The direct spending request was sponsored by Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and was included in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Financial Services and General Government funding bill, which was signed into law in April as part of an FY24 appropriations package.

FLLIP Roundtable discussionWHO: Featured speakers at this event include:

  • Senator Ben Cardin
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Delegate Feldmark
  • Congressman John Sarbanes
  • TEDCO CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall
  • Business Leaders

The roundtable discussion is open to the press.  Please confirm attendance by emailing


TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland. Learn more at

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