Applications are now being accepted for the Illumina Accelerator Program, a business accelerator focused on advancing innovation for the genomics industry. The inaugural session begins August 1. Invited participants will receive technology and business guidance, financial support, instrument access, and accelerator lab space. Go here for the application form, due May 16, and FAQs.
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When Berkeley Lab scientist Ashok Gadgil (center) set out to solve an insidious public health problem afflicting South Asia, arsenic contamination of groundwater, he knew the hard part would not just be inventing the technology but also ensuring a way to sustain its long-term use on a large scale. Gadgil and his lab came up with ECAR, Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation, which binds arsenic using iron dissolved in water. Their innovation was two-fold. They created a technology that is exceptionally effective, inexpensive, and easy to maintain. More>
Berkeley Lab’s senior leadership hosted a celebration of licensed Lab innovations, and the researchers driving the inventions, at the Lab’s annual royalties ceremony last week. For the complete story, including a list of all inventors and technologies earning FY13 royalties, go here.
Lab life scientists Sylvain Costes (right) and Jonathan Tang (left) were honored to meet French President François Hollande (center with dark tie) during a visit to Silicon Valley yesterday. The duo discussed with the dignitary their start-up company Exogen and its technology, which allows people to monitor their body’s DNA damage and the affect of lifestyle and environmental factors on the health of their DNA. Costes, a French/American scientist, has been working to launch an Exogen branch in France. The technology was one of 10 that were selected for presentation to the president.
Employees are invited to attend the annual royalties ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Cafeteria dining hall. From the Lab’s FY13 royalty income of $2.03 million, over $683,000 will be distributed to 126 researchers who created licensed inventions and copyrighted software and books. A short presentation will highlight some of the licensed technologies, followed by a reception. For more information about royalties and technology transfer, go here.
Sylvain Costes and Jonathan Tang of the Life Sciences Division have launched a startup company called Exogen Biotechnology, which will allow people to monitor their body’s DNA damage and potentially allow them to see how lifestyle and environmental factors are impacting the health of their DNA. If the human body accumulates high levels of DNA damage, it can lead to health problems, such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. They are running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and have already raised more than $50,000 in less than 10 days. More>
Can your green or clean technology enable a successful business? Haas Business School’s Cleantech to Market (“C2M”) class is soliciting proposals from researchers seeking in-depth market research and commercialization advice. The Fall 2014 class matches selected technologies with graduate student teams with engineering and industry experience. The teams investigate potential market demands, competitor assessments, cost/benefit analysis, key economic and performance metrics, and recommended commercialization strategies. To learn more, contact Bill Shelander or Shanshan Li by Feb. 14 or visit the C2M 2014 Application FAQ.
Alphabet Energy was featured as a 2014 Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week in Davos, Switzerland. Technology pioneers are selected by WEF for their potential to generate new opportunities and innovative solutions. Alphabet Energy, a startup based on advanced materials technologies developed at Berkeley Lab, has raised $30 million to date and is poised to introduce low-cost products that convert waste heat into electricity. More>
Launched in 2008 as a pilot program by Berkeley Lab and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, Cleantech to Market (C2M) is now an MBA course at UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business. Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists submit low-carbon energy projects they’ve been working on, and those that are picked for the program are assigned to teams of Haas students working with graduate students from other campus schools. Each team then does exhaustive market research, identifying potential customers, investors and industry partners and addressing roadblocks to commercial development. Some of the Berkeley Lab technologies chosen this year were a sulfur and sodium metal battery and insulating windows for automated shading. More>
To young people with big dreams, the sky may be the limit. To make those dreams a reality, it might also be a good idea to log some quality time in downtown Berkeley. The penthouse suite on the 13th floor of the Chase Bank building affords a 360° degree view of San Francisco Bay, the Cal campus, and Berkeley Lab to the east. But inside, dozens of focused young men and women hardly look up from their computer screens. This is UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, a hatchery for new ideas from a new generation of entrepreneurs, including researchers at Berkeley Lab. More>