The time to consider nominees for the 2019 R&D100 Awards has arrived. Berkeley Lab has enjoyed success in this competition, averaging four winners per year for the last five years: https://ipo.lbl.gov/success-stories/honors-and-awards/
Technologies first made available for sale, license, or use outside the Lab (as in the case of open source software) between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 are eligible for 2019 Awards. Berkeley Lab’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO, [email protected]) can assist researchers in identifying technologies that meet the award criteria.
Your Division or Area will be responsible for submitting nomination packages and fees for its selected technologies ($450/nomination) to the competition’s online portal by the May 6, 2019 deadline.
IPO will coordinate all the nominations and provide guidance and best practices to nomination teams based on the office’s experience with this competition.
While this international competition invites nominees from all fields, some technology types tend to do better in this competition:
- Analytical tools
- Screening devices
- Technologies that speed drug discovery
- Software used in the business/industry/commercial communities
- Energy-saving devices or software
- Improvements to battery technologies
- Applied nanotechnologies
- And, more recently, technologies for the synthesis of fuels and commodity chemicals
Nominations must include the following elements:
- A photo or screen capture (in the case of software)
- Meaningful benefits to society
- Significant performance data
- Clear advantages over competitors in one or two well-defined application
- Support letters (2 – 4) from a combination of industry contact, academic peers, trade associations, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Storar in the Innovation and Partnerships Office (486-4306, [email protected]).