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...

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's Lab-Corps cohort returns invigorated

May 31, 2016- 
The 2016 LLNL Lab-Corps cohort of researchers Yongqin Jiao, Tania Ryan, Suzanne Singer, and Michael Stadermann recently returned from in-depth entrepreneurial training at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver. An eight-week program that started in early March, the Lab-Corps national training teaches the process of moving high-impact, real-world technologies into the private...

Elizondo 'marries' Laboratory technologies to U.S. industry

Aug. 19, 2013- 
Lab scientists and engineers, as well as U.S. businesses, often turn to people like Catherine Elizondo. Elizondo, a business development executive (BDE) in the Laboratory's Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO), has been "marrying" Lab technologies to U.S. businesses for 16 years. "It's challenging, it's satisfying, and I learn something new every day," Elizondo says of her work. While...

Technology transfer expert to lead Lawrence Livermore's Industrial Partnerships Office

July 9, 2013- 
For some people, technology commercialization is an ordinary task of doing paperwork and ensuring the law is followed.But it's much more than that in the view of Richard Rankin, the new leader of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's  Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO)."One of the hardest parts of the technology commercialization business is picking winners among the wealth of...