Innovation and Partnerships Office

NDA / MTA Request Process is Changing

Starting Jan. 25, requests for nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and material transfer agreements (MTAs) must be made through the Innovation Portal. This faster, paperless, more transparent system presents the status of submitted requests as well as approved agreement records on the requester’s home page. The Innovation and Partnerships Office is holding training sessions in January.    

NIH/SBIR Workshop Starts Jan. 20 in Berkeley

Spaces remain for QB3’s Berkeley-based workshop, Jan. 20 – Mar. 16, on filing a successful SBIR/STTR grant application by the April 5 deadline. Discounts are available for UC affiliates, including Lab staff. Go here for more information, schedule, and registration. Go here for other events and workshops of interest to entrepreneurial researchers.

Lab Licenses X-Ray Beamline Tool

MiTeGen, a provider of tools for X-ray diffraction, crystallography, and protein crystallization to researchers worldwide, licensed diode beamstops for real time measurement of X-ray beam intensity, a technology developed by Diane Bryant and Simon Morton at the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology at Berkeley Lab. “The work done by the team at Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Lab Startup Heliotrope Selected for Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

Heliotrope, a startup based on electrochromic smart window technology developed at Berkeley Lab, is one of six early stage, energy efficiency tech startups selected to receive technical and business assistance to advance commercialization through the $10M Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, IN2  administered by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). For the complete story, go here.

From Lab to Startup to Acquisition

The story of Berkeley Lab battery startup Seeo and its recent acquisition by Bosch demonstrates the windy path technologies travel from proven scientific principle to production for the marketplace. “This is a great opportunity for groundbreaking technology to be realized by a large, multinational company,” said Elsie Quaite-Randall, Berkeley Lab’s Chief Technology Transfer Officer. “The […]

Berkeley Lab Team Wins Best Lab-Corps Presentation

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers advancing a clean, even-heating Ring Burner technology to the marketplace was awarded Best Presentation at the fall training session of DOE’s Lab-Corps Program. The team includes ETA’s Vi Rapp, Peter Therkelsen, and Mike Tucker with support from Shanshan Li of the Innovation and Partnerships Office and Kevin Henry, their industry mentor. DOE’s […]

Berkeley Lab Wins Seven 2015 R&D 100 Awards

Berkeley Lab’s seven R&D 100 award-winning technologies promise to advance healthcare, transportation, and energy production, among other applications. For details about each of the Lab’s winners, go here. Presented by R&D Magazine, the R&D 100 Awards recognize the year’s top 100 technology products from industry, academia, and government-sponsored research, ranging from chemistry to materials to biomedical […]

Berkeley Lab IPO Meets Polish Counterparts

Berkeley Lab’s Chief Technology Transfer Officer, Elsie Quaite-Randall, along with some of the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) staff met with technology transfer professionals from Poland’s Top 500 Innovators Program and shared strategies and mechanisms to transition lab inventions to the marketplace. Poland’s Top 500 Innovators Program partners with the University of California, Berkeley, […]

Startup CinderBio to Target Food Processing

  Basic biology research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has led to the formation of Cinder Biological, or CinderBio, a startup company producing a new class of enzymes made from microbes that thrive in hot volcanic waters. Co-founded by Berkeley Lab scientists Steve Yannone and Jill Fuss, CinderBio will first target the food […]

Chief Technology Transfer Officer Honored

Elsie Quaite-Randall, Ph. D., MBA, was named one of 14 Women @ The Lab for 2015, an honor acknowledging achievements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Berkeley Lab operations. Quaite-Randall, Chief Technology Transfer Officer for the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office, started her career in molecular biology and biochemistry before becoming a patent […]