Innovation and Partnerships Office

WaterHealth International Receives Global Development Award

July 12, 2017

WaterHealth International, a startup based on Berkeley Lab technology, received the Unilever Global Development Award at the 2017 Responsible Business Awards event held in London on July 4. The Unilever Award recognizes businesses making progress in meeting one or more of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. WaterHealth International was acknowledged for its success in providing clean, safe and affordable drinking water to remote communities in India, Ghana and Nigeria.  All the winners were listed in a July 4 Financial Times article.





WEF Names Second Genome a 2017 Technology Pioneer

June 16, 2017

The World Economic Forum has named Berkeley Lab startup Second Genome one of its Technology Pioneers for 2017.  WEF’s Technology Pioneers are early stage companies anticipated to have a significant effect on business and society. Second Genome, based in South San Francisco, applies its proprietary microbiome platform to drug discovery and development. The startup’s current focus is the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


IPO Publishes FY16 Annual Report

June 9, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) has released its first annual report highlighting technology transfer accomplishments and key IPO activities for FY16. The annual report is available online, as a pdf, or in print to share with Lab staff and potential industry partners. Contact for hard copies. IPO’s guide to industry partnerships, published last year, is also available online, as a pdf, or in print.








Small Businesses to Access Berkeley Lab Expertise and Resources

May 10, 2017

The Department of Energy (DOE) selected 38 small businesses to access scientific expertise and technical resources available at DOE national labs and take steps to advance their energy-related products for the marketplace. DOE’s Small Business Voucher (SBV) pilot program makes this collaboration possible, creating 114 partnerships between U. S. small businesses and the national labs in its three rounds to date. In the latest round, four businesses were selected to work with Berkeley Lab: Astrileux, Lilac Solutions, Inpria and Kalion. Read Berkeley Lab’s story on the SBV program and the latest awardees.



Startup Partners with Berkeley Lab for Waste Heat Recovery Technology

April 13, 2017

Energy Technology Area researchers Vi Rapp and Ravi Prasher are partnering with Alphabet Energy, a startup founded on Berkeley Lab technology, to develop a cost-effective  thermoelectric waste heat recovery system. The project, funded by a $2M grant from the California Energy Commission, seeks to reduce both energy use and pollutant emissions from industrial facilities such as power plants, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas operations. Read the complete story at the Berkeley Lab News Center.

DOE Report Details National Lab System

January 23, 2017

DOE_Logo_Color_webThe Department of Energy released a report earlier in January highlighting the accomplishments and capabilities of its national labs.  Read DOE’s press release and access the complete report.

“Our National Lab system is an enduring science and technology powerhouse comprised of more than 20,000 scientists and engineers who deliver new discoveries and provide world-class technological capabilities,” said Ernest Moniz, outgoing Secretary of Energy. “This report makes clear that the state of our National Lab system is strong, and that it has become stronger in recent years. This report also provides a roadmap to continue supporting American leadership in science and technology in our labs and beyond.”


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