Innovation and Partnerships Office

2017 R&D 100 Award – Berkeley Lab Finalists

The following Berkeley Lab technologies have been named as finalists in the 2017 R&D 100 Award competition: Energy Technologies Area Estimation of Renewable Energy Generation on the Grid (Stewart, Kara, Robert, Tabone) MyGreenCar (Saxena) BEST Cities Software (Zhou, Price, Khanna, Ohshita) Biosciences:  Dub-Seq: Double Barcoded Shotgun Expression Library Sequencing (Arkin, Mutalik) Earth and Environmental Sciences: Reactive […]

DOE Report Details National Lab System

The 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 […]

2017 R&D 100 Award Nominations

GUIDELINES FOR POTENTIAL 2017 R&D100 AWARD NOMINEES R&D100 Awards Eligibility The technology must have been first available for purchase or licensing from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. A photograph of the product (or screen shot for software) must be provided. Therefore, inventions solely at the proof-of-concept stage may not qualify. Go to the R&D 100 […]

Energy Monitoring Startup Acquired

Berkeley Lab startup Whisker Labs, formerly Wattstick, has been acquired by Earth Networks, which will launch Whisker Lab’s home energy monitoring device. Whisker Labs was founded by Berkeley Lab researchers Oren Schetrit and Steve Lanzisera, who developed a device to more easily provide building submetering, enabling building owners to monitor energy demand. Read the startup’s […]

Seeking No-cost Wet Lab and Office Space in the Berkeley, CA Area

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is seeking a partner who is willing to provide Berkeley Lab researchers and startups working on developing Berkeley Lab technology with access to a minimum of 1200 square feet of mostly contiguous lab and office space at no cost. The space must include wet lab space, constant and reliable […]

Berkeley Lab Startups in the News

Lygos, which applies synthetic biology to create high value chemicals, raised $13 million in Series A funding. OS Fund, IA Ventures, First Round Capital, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Fifty Years, Vast Ventures and various angel investors are among the participants. Lygos, spun out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory technology, was highlighted in a Dec. 27, 2016 New York […]

Innovation Portal Training

Starting January 30, 2017, all invention and software disclosures must be submitted online through the Innovation Portal. Following are online disclosure training sessions scheduled to date: Webinar Jan. 26, 10 – 11 am Biosciences January 9 Noon – 1 pm JGI 149A January 12 Noon – 1 pm 977-141 (Potter Street) January 17 9 – […]

MyGreenCar – Personalized Vehicle Energy Efficiency and Range Predictor 2014-134

ABSTRACT: Berkeley Lab’s Samveg Saxena has developed MyGreenCar™, an app enabling selection of an energy efficient car model based on a user’s unique driving style and patterns. A user installs the app and selects cars of interest from a database of almost 5,000 car models.  As the user drives in typical traffic and topography, the MyGreenCar™ […]

Bio-Based Innovation Award Goes To Lygos

Berkeley Lab startup Lygos won the Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year award at the Bio-Based Live conference in San Francisco for its technology to produce malonic acid from sugars derived from non-food biomass. The Lygos process, demonstrated in 2015 at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Unit (ABPDU), offers a cleaner alternative to the current […]

Support Berkeley Lab Prototyping for Commercialization

The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) seeks your support for a solution to a pressing technology transfer challenge – developing and scaling prototypes. As you know, the ability to create, refine, and scale prototypes is critical to transitioning a technology from lab to market. However, prototype development and scaling is rarely funded by DOE programs […]