Researchers jump into DOE ‘shark tank’

Oct. 11, 2019- 
Researchers from a dozen Department of Energy (DOE) national labs recently converged on Northern California to compete in their own version of the popular “Shark Tank” television program.  Although Mr. Wonderful, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban weren’t in attendance, the competition still boasted five judges who are highly successful entrepreneurs and angel investors in the Bay Area and...

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...

Lab wins six tech commercialization grants

July 29, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have posted another standout year securing major grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). During the program’s first two years, in 2016 and 2017, Lab researchers received only two of the larger cooperative development grants – one each year. In 2018, they garnered three of these grants....

Public-private collaboration stimulates innovation to bolster U.S. competitiveness

June 26, 2019- 
The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). With matching funds from the private sector, these projects will advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and strengthen partnerships between DOE’s national laboratories and...

Art with a purpose: LLNL and startup company imagine the future of indoor carbon capture

May 23, 2019- 
Whether you’re busy at work or lounging around at home, indoor air quality probably isn’t anywhere on the list of things on your mind. But numerous studies have shown that the buildup of carbon dioxide in environments such as office buildings, schools and homes can lead to increased health issues and a decrease in productivity, decision-making and cognitive performance. A new collaboration...

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 hosts DOE's 2019 Better Plants Technology Days to spur industry partnerships

April 15, 2019- 
Officials from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) joined representatives from more than two dozen private companies in visiting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on April 9 for the 2019 Better Plants Technology Days. The annual event, hosted this year at LLNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is aimed at exposing partners...

Lab will play key role in neuro conference

March 15, 2019- 
Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees will play key roles in this weekend’s 16th annual World Congress for the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) in Los Angeles. But for two of those employees, Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) Deputy Director Roger Werne and computer scientist Mike Piscotty, the conference stirs strong emotions because of brain...

Lab researchers launch collaboration with communities to improve clean energy

March 13, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently launched a new initiative focused on sharing solutions developed at the Lab with local communities to help them develop a sustainable, resilient and affordable energy infrastructure. Under the initiative, LLNL will share its expertise in advanced clean energy technologies — such as microgrids, energy-efficient "smart" buildings and...

Lawrence Livermore and three employees win 'best in class' national tech transfer award

Jan. 29, 2019- 
Three Lab employees and the Laboratory have garnered a national technology transfer award for their work formulating a cancer research collaboration agreement. The "best in class" award, from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), was presented during a recent recognition event by Rich Rankin, head of the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO). Ra...

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...

Lightstone part of gender disparity panel

June 27, 2018- 
Most scientists aren’t involved with Hollywood, even for a day. But earlier this month, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational biologist Felice Lightstone served as a panelist at a major Hollywood forum, the inaugural Variety Summit about gender disparities in the media and entertainment industries.   Lightstone, the principal investigator for a cooperative research and...

Lasers, photonics and powerful partnerships

April 30, 2018- 
The world’s most energetic laser sits in a secure, guarded federal laboratory, but its impact stretches far beyond the one-square-mile site of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Since the outset, technologies developed or improved at the Laboratory have led to industry-defining partnerships and products that make millions of Americans’ lives better every day. Even if they’ve...

LLNL researchers garner seven top awards for industrial inventions from R&D Magazine

Nov. 21, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have captured seven awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of the annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Florida. With this year’s results, the Laboratory has now captured a total of 165 R...

Lab wins six DOE commercialization grants

Sept. 14, 2017- 
For two years running, Lab researchers have exceeded expectations for capturing Department of Energy (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grants. In 2016, the first year of the TCF competition, Rich Rankin, the head of the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO), expected LLNL might win one proposal. The Lab won two. This year, Rankin and others hoped Lab researchers might...

Lab, Osaka University expand collaboration

July 21, 2017- 
Earlier this year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Japan’s Osaka University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct academic exchange in mutually agreed areas of basic science and technology. This MOU replaces a previous five-year agreement continuing the successful collaboration in broader areas for another five years. Last week, the two organizations met...

Fund aids commercialization efforts

Feb. 14, 2017- 
For three Lab engineers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) commercialization fund has proven to be an oasis of assistance as they have sought to cross the legendary technology "valley of death."In technology transfer circles, there is a phase -- between when a technology is promising and when it moves forward into commercialization -- known as the "valley of death," beyond which...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 7, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2016. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Thursday at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, D.C. With this year’s results, the Laboratory has now captured a total of 158 R&D...

Lab wins two regional FLC awards

Oct. 21, 2016- 
Two teams of LLNL scientists, supported by a Lab business development executive, have each received regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This year's awards, one for technology work and the other for a partnership, were presented last month during the FLC's two-day Far West/Mid-Continent regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Started in...

LLNL to lead development of manufacturing training program for energy entrepreneurs

Sept. 29, 2016- 
The "valley of death" can make or break a startup enterprise due to the cost and time involved in getting from prototype to profitability. To help clean technology entrepreneurs and engineers navigate across the chasm and make it safely to the other side, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced the Build4Scale Manufacturing...