IPO Mission Statement
To engage and partner responsively with Berkeley Lab researchers, DOE, industry, and the broader research community to create innovative lab-to-market opportunities and effective research partnerships.
IPO’s Core Functions
IPO leads Berkeley Lab’s efforts to transition technologies from the Lab to the marketplace for the benefit of society and the U. S. economy by
- executing exclusive and non-exclusive licenses and options to Lab-developed technologies with established businesses and startups and
- partnering with industry through collaborative research in areas of Berkeley Lab expertise to develop technologies suited to business needs or to advance scientific discovery.
IPO also expands the innovation ecosystem by connecting Berkeley Lab researchers with regional and national training and resources to develop their research for greater impact on society. IPO supports Berkeley Lab researchers whether their interests are in creating startups (entrepreneurship) or in developing technologies with industry partners while remaining at the lab (intrapreneurship).
IPO’s Science-Area Based Teams
- Computing Sciences
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Energy Sciences
- Energy Technologies
- Physical Sciences
IPO's Functional Teams
Business Case and Commercial Interest Assessment, IP Bundling, Targeted Partner Outreach
User Facility Agreements, Gifts, Pre-contract Award Management for SPPs and CRADAs