Today at Berkeley Lab

Six Lab Technologies Named as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards

Lab finalists include technologies from the Biosciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Energy Technologies areas, as well as the Accelerator Technologies and Applied Physics Division. Winners will be announced on Nov. 17 at a special event in Florida. The award honors the latest and best innovations, identifying the top technologies of the past year. More>

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Innovation Training from IPO and Bay Area I-Corps

The Innovation and Partnerships Office and I-Corps instructors will offer innovation training exclusively for Lab staff in September. Participants will gain an understanding of the commercial potential for Lab research, the customer discovery process, and business model concepts. Applications are due Aug. 23. Go here for course dates and requirements. Contact Russell Carrington for additional information.

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World Economic Forum Honors Lab Startup

Lab startup Second Genome was named a 2017 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, one of 30 early stage companies around the world anticipated to have a significant effect on business and society. Second Genome applies its proprietary microbiome platform to drug discovery and development. The startup’s current focus is the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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IPO Announces First Annual Report

Berkeley Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) has released its first annual report highlighting technology transfer activities. The FY16 annual report is available online, as a pdf, or in print to share with Lab staff and potential industry partners. Contact ipo@lbl.gov for hard copies. IPO’s 2016 Industry Partnerships Guide is also available online, as a pdf, or in print.

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DOE Sponsors Energy I-Corps Entrepreneurial Training

The six-week Energy I-Corps program (formerly called Lab-Corps), guides PIs and entrepreneurial leads (ELs) in customer discovery to identify an energy-related technology’s commercial potential and market fit. Interested PI/EL teams or individuals seeking a team must contact Russell Carrington (x6439) before May 19. Go here to view video series of past teams. More>

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Storytelling for Startups on May 9

Adam Lorimer, co-founder of Lab startup Alphabet Energy, presents the power of storytelling for new businesses at the next Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps meeting, May 9, at 12:15 p.m., in Bldg. 54-130. Alphabet Energy’s waste-heat-to-energy technologies were featured in Fortune and other publications. Bring your lunch and network with fellow entrepreneurial researchers.

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Tales of an Inventor Startup: Feb. 10

PolyPlus founder Steve Visco discusses the evolution of his startup and provides insights into the battery industry at the next Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) talk on Feb. 10, at 12:15 p.m., in Perseverance Hall. Bring your lunch and network with fellow entrepreneurial researchers. Visco was featured recently in Nova’s Search for the Super Battery.

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2017 R&D100 Awards Open for Nominations

E-mail ipo@lbl.gov for info on nominating a Lab technology for a 2017 R&D100 Award. Technologies must demonstrate compelling performance, applications and benefits and have been first available for licensing or purchase between Jan. 1, 2016 and Mar. 31, 2017. Get insights on winning an R&D 100 award from an Idaho National Lab researcher and past judge at a Jan.23 webinar. More>

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Innovation Training from IPO and Bay Area I-Corps

The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) and I-Corps instructors join forces in February for an innovation course focused on Lab technologies and staff. Participants will explore the commercial potential of Lab research and learn the customer discovery process and business model concepts. Applications are due Jan. 19. Go here for details. Contact Russell Carrington for additional info.

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Paperless Disclosures Debut Jan. 30

All invention and software disclosures must be submitted online via the Innovation and Partnerships Office’s Innovation Portal. Paper forms will not be accepted after Jan. 29. Go here for more on online disclosure system training, including a Jan. 26, 10 a.m. webinar. E-learning modules and support documents are available on IPO’s website. Email iportal@lbl.gov with questions.

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