Innovation and Partnerships Office

Folium Project Highlighted in Quest

6.03.14 Quest, a national multimedia outlet, highlighted efforts by the Folium project to engineer tobacco for conversion into biofuels. Folium, which is available for collaborative research, is supported by a $4.8 million ARPA-E grant and combines the research of scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, and the University of Kentucky. Go here to […]

Key Appointments at Berkeley Lab Startups

5.07.14 Two startups based on Berkeley Lab technologies made key personnel announcements this week. TeselaGen Biotechnology named veteran investor Tom Baruch as a board member. (For more information, go here.) The startup offers a synthetic biology platform to enable efficient, rapid prototyping of recombinant molecules. ProGDerm, an Allied Minds business venture, named J. Michael Delmage, […]

Coca-Cola and WaterHealth International Collaboration Will Bring Safe Drinking Water To Communities

5.05.14 The Child With Water (CWW) program, a collaborative effort between the Coca-Cola Company and Berkeley Lab startup Water Health International (WHI), aims to deliver over 500 million liters of safe drinking water annually to one million school children in developing countries by the end of 2015. For more details, go here.

Second Genome Findings Highlighted in Washington Post

4.17.14 The April 17 Innovation section of the Washington Post highlighted Berkeley Lab startup Second Genome and its work linking gut bacteria to allergies. Go here to read the entire article.

World-Class Tools for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

4.16.14 Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise and unique technical capabilities provide powerful tools for innovation in advanced manufacturing. We’re also adapting how we do business to be more responsive to private sector needs. We conduct non-classified research in a wide range of areas that can help your company be more competitive in the global marketplace. Go […]

ARPA-E’s Acting Leader Visits Berkeley Lab

3.26.14 Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin of DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (APRA-E) addressed entrepreneurial researchers at Berkeley Lab on Wed., Mar. 26. ARPA-E advances early stage, high impact energy technologies. Berkeley Lab ARPA-E funded projects include smart window startup Heliotrope and energy modeler RAPMOD, among others.

Aeroseal Featured on Ask This Old House

3.20.14 Energy-saving, ductwork sealing technology by Berkeley Lab startup Aeroseal was presented on the March 20 episode of Ask This Old House. Go here and select scene 4 to watch the segment.

Energy Innovation Showcased at ARPA-E Summit, Capitol Hill

3.6.14 A research team from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley appeared on Capitol Hill Thurs., Feb. 27, to share RAPMOD — a backpack-mounted system for quickly mapping building energy use and identifying ways to reduce it — at a reception hosted by The Center for Clean Energy Innovation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. […]

Indian Company Licenses Berkeley Lab Invention for Arsenic-free Water

3.5.14 Indian company Luminous Water Technologies has licensed ECAR, an arsenic remediation technology developed by Berkeley Lab researcher Ashok Gadgil. The company will offer it for treating arsenic-contaminated groundwater in villages throughout India and Bangladesh. Read more here.

Berkeley Lab Celebrates Technologies in the Marketplace

2.19.14 Royalty checks were presented to 126 Berkeley Lab inventors in the Lab’s annual royalties ceremony.The event highlighted the broad range of licensed technologies, software and published books now in the marketplace. Among them: a charge-coupled device licensed by both Digirad, for use in medical imaging, and Hamamatsu, for telescopes; process equipment incorporated by Veeco […]