Posts Tagged ‘Tech Transfer’

Entrepreneurial Pitfalls Topic of April 25 SkyDeck Event

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Greg Beattie of Veritas Law presents “What You Need to Know About Equity (and more!) as an Entrepreneur: Five Pitfalls to Avoid” at SkyDeck Berkeley (2150 Shattuck Ave., Penthouse floor), on Friday, April 25, 4 to 5 pm. Networking follows from 5 to 6 pm. This free event is hosted by the UC Berkeley Office of intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances and SkyDeck Berkeley, a startup accelerator. For details and registration, go here.

Cleantech Open Hosts ‘Year of the Battery’ Talk on April 23

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups, is hosting a dinner presentation on “The Year of the Battery: Taking Batteries From Bottleneck to Breakthrough” on Wednesday, April 23, in Fremont. The event, which will focus on battery innovation challenges, initiatives, and financing models, includes Berkeley Lab researcher Venkat Srinivasan, who heads the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Go here for more information and to register.

Tech Transfer Gets New Leader, New Name

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

It has a new name and a new leader. What was once known as the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office at Berkeley Lab will now be known as the Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO). And leading the new effort will be Elsie Quaite-Randall, the Lab’s new Chief Technology Transfer Officer. Quaite-Randall comes to Berkeley Lab after seven years as Executive Director for the Industry Liaison Office at McMaster University in Canada. More>

Webinar Tomorrow on Keys to Competitive Cleantech Open Application

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Rex Northen, Cleantech Open’s executive director, will introduce the organization’s 2014 U.S. Accelerator program and offer tips on submitting a competitive application in a March 25, 10 to 11 a.m., free webinar and Q&A session. Register here for the webinar. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Since 2006, it has awarded over six million dollars in cash and services to help support companies such as Berkeley Lab startup Alphabet Energy. April 1 is early bird deadline for accelerator applications. Go here for application details.

ARPA-E Leader to Speak on Innovation Funding on March 26

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Acting Director Cheryl Martin of DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (APRA-E)] will present the agency’s approach to catalyzing energy research Wednesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Martin will also discuss innovation ecosystems — entrepreneurs and resources focused on bringing new technologies to the world — and how crucial these ecosystems are for moving research to the marketplace and attracting development funding. ARPA-E advances early stage, high impact energy technologies. Berkeley Lab ARPA-E funded projects include smart window startup Heliotrope and energy modeler RAPMOD, among others.

New Genomics Incubator Launched; Application Period Open

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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.

Indian Company Licenses Berkeley Lab Invention for Arsenic-Free Water

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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>

Meet the Most Recent Recipients of Lab Royalty Checks

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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’s Tang and Costes Meet French President During Silicon Valley Visit

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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.

Celebrate Berkeley Lab Innovation at Royalties Event on Feb. 19

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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.