Today at Berkeley Lab

Office of Science Offers Grad Student Research at National Labs

The program enables students to conduct thesis research at a national lab. Application deadline is April 14. Applicants must be pursuing research in an area aligned with the program’s priority research areas. More>

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IPO Kicks Off Lab-Corps Program

Interested in applying to be on a Lab-Corps team? Lab-Corps helps researchers transition energy-related technologies into products that benefit society. The Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) will lead brown bag sessions on the program this month. Go here for brown bag schedule and more information.

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Ilan Gur Hosts Brown-Bag on ARPA-E OPEN 2015 Funding

Researchers interested in submitting energy technology proposals for ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 funding are invited to bring their questions, ideas, and lunch to a brown-bag with Ilan Gur, director of the Cyclotron Road. The event takes place on Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Call-in number to listen to discussion: 855-239-8686.

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Moniz Press Conference on 2016 Budget on Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m.

On Monday, Feb. 2, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will provide a press conference on the Energy Department’s budget request at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT). The event will be live streamed here. A listen only line will be available at 202-287-5318.

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Town Hall Meeting on ARPA-E ‘OPEN 2015’ Funding Opportunity

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy is soliciting proposals for funding the development of “potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications.” A town hall meeting on the funding will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in Building 15-253. More>

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Sign Up for Lab-Corps and Other IPO Updates

As one of its lab-to-market support services, the Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) will manage Lab entrepreneurial research teams’ participation in DOE’s new Lab-Corps program. The application process opens in early 2015. E-mail ipo@lbl.gov to sign up for Lab-Corps and other program updates. More>

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DOE Recognizes Lab for its Electric Vehicle Charging Program

The Lab was lauded at the DOE’s recent Workplace Charging Challenge. The challenge seeks a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by 2018. Visit the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website.

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DOE’s Lab-Corps Program Helps Labs Accelerate Tech to Market

The $2.3 million pilot program will accelerate the transfer of innovative clean energy technologies the National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Lab-Corps aims to better train and empower researchers to successfully transition their discoveries into high-impact, real world technologies in the private sector. More>

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Nov. 7 Deadline to Submit SunShot Catalyst Video Pitch

The DOE’s SunShot Catalyst prize program is accepting video pitches at catalyst.energy.gov. Participants will be eligible to receive $25k in software development services. Teams will have the opportunity to use the Topcoder platform and developer community to create software prototypes. More>

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Energy Secretary Moniz Helps Inaugurate New General Purpose Lab

Among the building’s new tenants will be the Berkeley Lab site of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR, a multi-lab program led by Argonne National Laboratory aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance. Go here to watch a video of the dedication. More>

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