Just in time for its final presentation to seasoned entrepreneur trainers, the Lab’s Ring Burner team creates a prototype to help advance industry interest. As the six weeks of DOE Lab-Corps winds down, the researchers find they’ve gained an understanding of what the market wants and needs, saving months of research that could take them on less certain paths to commercialization. Watch>
In this video short, disability awareness author and speaker Gary Karp raises awareness of invisible disability in the workplace. The term invisible disabilities refers to symptoms or impairments that are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities, and range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person.
In Episode 5, the Lab’s Ring Burner team reaches out to contacts around the globe and along the potential value chain of its revolutionary technology to gather as much customer data as possible before DOE’s six-week entrepreneurial training program, Lab-Corps, draws to a close. Persistence pays off, and the team begins to zero in on potential business models and marketplaces.
Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp dive into customer interviews in episode 4 of IPO’s short film series profiling their Lab-Corps experience. Will they find a hot spot in the market for their stovetop technology? For more details on the Ring Burner’s features and benefits, see ETA’s recent technology profile.
Preparedness is one of the most critical phases of emergency management. This is the most significant component because preparedness starts with the individual. How can one get involved? Participate in training, drills, and exercises, like these Lab staff employees this past August. More>
In episode three of IPO’s lab-to-market short film series, Berkeley Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp pitch the Ring Burner to an intense panel of DOE Lab-Corps entrepreneur instructors. Afterwards, the first round of customer interviews has the team rethinking how the stove top technology might reach the marketplace.
In episode two of IPO’s lab-to-market short film series, Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp are ready to advance Ring Burner, their even heating, energy efficient burner design, to the marketplace. Each team member brings unique expertise and perspectives to the kickoff of DOE Lab-Corps’ intense, six-week customer discovery process.
In anticipation of the slippery conditions that the upcoming rainy season can present, the Lab’s Safety Culture Work Group has focused on reducing injuries due to slips, trips, and falls. These include paying attention to surroundings, walking mindfully, and pocketing the phone before walking. Looking out for each other also helps, as this quick video by EHS intern Haley Sutton shows.
A technology designed for use in outer space may drive a revolutionary stovetop design in today’s kitchens, thanks to Lab researchers. Is there a market for the burner technology? In Episode 1 of a new short-film series, the Ring Burner team prepares to dive into an intense, six-week customer discovery process through DOE’s Lab-Corps Program. The film series will run weekly in TABL.
At the Aug. 2 event, he discussed Lab-wide initiatives and several other topics, including the ideas led by the Lab at the recent DOE Big Ideas Summit. Watch the video here.