LLNL researchers and business development executives capture best-ever three technology transfer awards

April 7, 2021- 
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues who help them commercialize technologies have won three national technology transfer awards this year. The trio of awards, from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC), represent the most national awards that LLNL has ever won in one year’s competition over the past 36 years. Two of the awards will be...

LLNL and NPS ink MOU for collaboration

March 10, 2021- 
Whether working informally or through a collaboration agreement, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Monterey-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have enjoyed an enduring relationship for more than two decades. While the two institutions have worked together informally for years, until recently they had only one memorandum of understanding (MOU) spelling out their joint...

Bay Area national labs co-host innovation exploration

Jan. 25, 2021- 
As part of the Bay Area Lab Innovation Networking Center (LINC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Labs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will give industry leaders insight on how to harness the technologies, tools and capabilities within some of the nation’s premier science and technology research institutions. Th...

Molecular crystal structures pack it in

Dec. 23, 2020- 
Whether organic chemists are working on developing new molecular energetics or creating new blockbuster drugs in the pharmaceutical industry, each is searching how to optimize the chemical structure of a molecule to attain desired target properties. Part of that optimization includes a molecular crystal’s packing motif, a perceived pattern in how molecules orient relative to one...

Lab garners five commercialization grants

Dec. 22, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have put together another first-rate year securing major grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). “We did quite well, although the diversity of the research projects funded wasn’t as broad as last year,” said Rich Rankin, the director of the Lab’s Innovation and...

Entrepreneurship meets the national labs

Dec. 18, 2020- 
Earlier this month, researchers from 10 national labs came together for a virtual showcase of Department of Energy (DOE) innovation when scientists pitched their business model ideas to seasoned investors and competed for a $25,000 prize for work to advance commercialization. The National Lab Accelerator Pitch Event, something like the “Shark Tank” television program, is a competition...

Lab will play key role in upcoming battery summit

Nov. 12, 2020- 
Five Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, including Director Bill Goldstein, will play key roles in the sixth annual Bay Area Battery Summit (BABS) slated to be held virtually next week. This year’s sixth annual BABS, co-sponsored by LLNL, New Energy Nexus and CalCharge, will draw together investors, policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurs with an interest in energy...

Lab researchers win R&D 100 award

Oct. 9, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are among the developers of the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide, winning an R&D 100 award at this year’s annual event. The trade journal R&D World Magazine announced the winners of the awards, often called the “Oscars of invention,” during a virtual event and on the magazine’s website. With this year’s results, the...

LLNL team wins FLC national award

Aug. 31, 2020- 
A shape memory foam material developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers is the foundation of a lifesaving medical device that has won a national technology transfer award. Researchers from LLNL, Santa Clara-based Shape Memory Medical Inc. and Texas A&M University incorporated the foam technology into the IMPEDE® Embolization Plug that prevents continued blood...

Lawrence Livermore, Tyvak Systems announce agreement to develop telescopes for nanosatellites

July 15, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. have reached a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to develop innovative compact and robust telescopes for nanosatellites. The four-year, $2 million CRADA will combine LLNL’s Monolithic Telescope (MonoTele) technology with Tyvak’s expertise producing high-reliability...

Lab technologies help fight COVID-19

June 25, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) technology transfer team has opened up multiple fronts to aid the nation’s efforts against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. One Bay Area company has developed a test to detect SARS-CoV-2 based on an LLNL technology while a second Bay Area firm that has licensed an LLNL technology has gained approval for a product to diagnose...

DOE announces COVID-19 innovation portal and assistance program

June 12, 2020- 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions has announced new resources for innovators to combat COVID-19 through its Lab Partnering Service (LPS) and the COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). Supported by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), these initiatives will allow America’s innovators to readily access vital resources and connect and partner...

LLNL, Argon Electronics sign cooperative research agreement to bolster realistic radiation training

March 5, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. have reached a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) that will facilitate the development of an ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders. The project, which has been funded by a Department of Energy (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant, will combine LLNL's...

Scientists image deformation of copper at the nanoscale

Dec. 20, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, have successfully obtained the first nanoscale video of copper deforming under extremely high strain rates, part of an Army-funded project aimed at designing next-generation armor. Combining a specially designed straining apparatus with LLNL’s Mov...

Advanced Manufacturing Lab wins tech transfer award

Nov. 26, 2019- 
A trio of Lab employees and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have netted a national technology transfer award for their work in the creation of LLNL’s Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML). The “best in class” award, from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), was presented Oct. 23 during a meeting in Augusta, Georgia, hosted by Savannah...

Lawrence Livermore wins three regional FLC awards

Nov. 14, 2019- 
Three teams of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, each supported by a Lab business development executive, netted regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) last week. This year’s awards, one for technology development, another for commercialization success and a third for partnership collaboration, were presented Nov. 6...

LLNL researchers win four R&D 100 awards

Nov. 7, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have garnered four awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D World Magazine announced the winners of the annual awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of invention,” in an online post and emails to winners. The awards will be presented Dec. 5 during the 57th annual program, a black-tie gala at...

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...