FedTech helps accelerate technology transfer

Oct. 4, 2019- 
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists with promising technologies have taken part in a national organization’s commercialization program that pairs researchers with entrepreneurs. The two LLNL researchers, Timo Bremer and Jacqueline Peila, each worked for 12 weeks with teams of entrepreneurs, comprised of former CEO’s, executives, graduates and students with...

Detection array wins FLC national award

May 15, 2019- 
In the nine years since a virtually all-encompassing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biological detection system was first introduced, it has become a major hit among technologies. Now called the Applied Biosystems’™ Axiom™ Microbiome Array (ABAMA), the biological detection technology has attracted more than 30 collaborators, has advanced into the marketplace by Waltham,...

LLNL captures five commercialization grants to advance research and technology projects

Nov. 6, 2018- 
It’s turned into a banner year for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers garnering major grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) program. In 2016 and 2017, the first two years of the TCF program, Lab scientists and engineers received only two of the larger cooperative development grants – one each year. In this year alone,...

Lab wins three FLC awards for tech transfer

Sept. 7, 2018- 
Three teams of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, each supported by a Lab business development executive, have captured regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This year’s awards, two for outstanding commercialization success and one for outstanding technology development, were presented Aug. 29 during the FLC’s three-day...

LLNL and LBNL researchers explore more energy-efficient solutions for paper industry

May 16, 2017- 
If you had to name the industries in the United States that use the most energy, paper manufacturing probably wouldn’t immediately come to mind. In fact, the paper-making industry ranks third among the country’s largest energy users, behind only petroleum-refining and chemical production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and La...

Lawrence Livermore COLLECTS funding to improve solar power efficiency

July 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency. The project is part of DOE’s SunShot Initiative, which is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully...

DOE recognizes Laboratory, director for commitment to small business collaborations

May 24, 2016- 
Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), received the Director of the Year Award for fiscal year 2015 from the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Goldstein was honored for encouraging and promoting collaborations with small businesses at LLNL.John Hale III, OSDBU director, announced Goldstein as the winner...

Lab and DOE representatives meet with industry, academia to discuss investing in clean energy

May 5, 2016- 
Representatives from Lawrence Livermore and 10 other national laboratories met last Thursday with Department of Energy officials, investors and academic institutions for the inaugural Laboratory-Investor Knowledge Seminar (LINKS) to discuss strategies to better transfer clean energy technologies from the labs to the private sector.The event, held at Innovate Pleasanton and hosted by the...

Lab signs pact with Asian Inc. to develop minority-owned businesses

May 2, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has signed a continuing Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ASIAN, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) San Francisco Center.The agreement enables both parties to tap into resources to help develop minority-owned businesses. The San Francisco MBDA Business Center (SFMBDA) is one of 44...

Innovation Tri-Valley dubs Lab a game changer

March 31, 2016- 
Citing the Lab as an "anchor of innovation" within the region, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was honored with the inaugural "Founder’s Award" by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group on Wednesday.Congressman Eric Swalwell presented the award during the annual #GameChangers Awards for business and technology leaders who epitomize the spirit of Innovation Tri-Valley."The spirit of...

Labs convene in DC to improve tech transfer

Nov. 10, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s success in moving technology to the marketplace took center stage at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. last week as senior Lab officials joined other national laboratories, White House officials and universities for the Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs.The purpose of the daylong...

Lawrence Livermore proving to be a key player in Tri-Valley technology innovation ecosystem

Sept. 15, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a key player in an emerging Tri-Valley technology innovation ecosystem that is attracting the attention of entrepreneurs around the country.Rich Rankin, director of LLNL’s Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO), likes to think of the innovation ecosystem as a baseball catcher’s mitt. When Rankin arrived from Idaho National Laboratory two years...

Lab, industry take charge of clean energy

Aug. 26, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officials met with energy industry representatives Tuesday to discuss ways in which the two entities can work more closely.The event highlighted a public-private partnership to engage energy storage companies with LLNL’s world-class research capabilities and facilities through the CalCharge consortium.During a daylong open house, energy storage industry...

Lawrence Livermore teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

Aug. 17, 2015- 
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore how design software can accelerate innovation for three-dimensional printing of advanced materials.Under an 18-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), LLNL will use state-of-the-art software for generative design from San Rafael-based Autodesk Inc. as it...

Bay Area labs team up to share clean energy, manufacturing expertise with small businesses

July 9, 2015- 
LIVERMORE— Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Sandia National Laboratories/California (SNL/CA), have been awarded $4.15 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to jointly launch a new small business voucher pilot.The three-way national lab partnership, known as LabSTAR, will be funded under DOE’s $20 million...

Entrepreneurship Academy helps place researchers on path to next wave of innovation

June 26, 2015- 
Nearly 50 researchers from LLNL and Sandia National Laboratories/California got down to business for three days in early June, learning about life as an entrepreneur.The scientists and engineers attended the first-ever National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy (NLEA), a partnership of LLNL, Sandia and the University of California, Davis that is designed to help drive innovation at the labs.Held...

The accidental entrepreneur

April 9, 2015- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs_______________Martin Casado considers himself to be an accidental entrepreneur.The 38-year-old Bay Area tech executive went from a research career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to a doctorate at Stanford University, to starting and selling a company and finally to his current role as a senior vice...

Albright addresses Chamber of Commerce

Sept. 27, 2013- 
Director Parney Albright sees a day when the Livermore Valley is known as a vibrant research and development enterprise, with the Laboratory and neighboring Sandia-California serving as anchor tenants.That's the message he delivered during a special presentation before the Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Wente Vineyards. The director served as the guest speaker for the chamber's final...

Lawrence Livermore increases contracts awarded to small businesses for third straight year

Sept. 6, 2013- 
Ask Norma Jean Hinds why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been able to consistently increase partnerships with small businesses and you'll get a compelling answer."The Lab gives mom and pop businesses more opportunities," said Hinds, who is the general manager of Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC., a small business that provides staffing for the Lab. "They take small...

Lawrence Livermore increases contracts awarded to small businesses for third straight year

Sept. 6, 2013- 
Ask Norma Jean Hinds why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been able to consistently increase partnerships with small businesses and you'll get a compelling answer."The Lab gives mom and pop businesses more opportunities," said Hinds, who is the general manager of Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC., a small business that provides staffing for the Lab. "They take small...