Innovation and Partnerships Office

Innovation Portal


The Innovation Portal, launched in 2015, enables Berkeley Lab researchers, division support staff and leaders to view the status of invention disclosures, intellectual property, and agreements handled by the Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO). In 2016, the Innovation Portal was expanded to handle online NDA and MTA requests. 

Starting January 30, 2017, all invention and software disclosures must be submitted online through the Innovation Portal. This final step marks the completion of IPO’s transition to a consistent, paperless, and transparent process for handling Berkeley Lab intellectual property and related agreements. If you were unable to attend training offered earlier this year, e-learning modules are available below. 


To access the Innovation Portal.
Log in using your LDAP.

See training materials below to set up your personal Innovation Portal home page and get started.

The Innovation Portal is an internal resource for Berkeley Lab staff only. If you are seeking technologies available for license or collaborative research, go here.

Training Materials

Introduction to the Innovation Portal
Online ROI and Software Disclosure

Report of Invention (ROI)

Software Disclosure

Contact for general questions and assistance with the iportal.
Contact for questions regarding online invention & software disclosures.
Online Requests for NDAs and MTAs
Portal Access

Access levels have been pre-set based on users’ roles.  Following are Innovation Portal permission levels established by IPO:

  • Inventors can see records of their own inventions, intellectual property, and agreements (licenses, options, nondisclosure agreements, material transfer agreements).
  • Division Administrators and Division Leaders can view all records for the division.
  • Organization Leaders can view all Berkeley Lab invention, intellectual property, and agreement records. This group includes Lab leadership (Directorate) and other upper management.