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Innovation Grant Awards Announcement can be found here.

FROM: Horst Simon, Deputy Director
SUBJECT: Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants -- Call for Proposals

I am pleased to announce two funding opportunities for commercialization of LBNL technologies:

1) Berkeley Lab Innvovation Grants
2) UCOP Commercialization Gap Grants

Both programs aim to advance the commercialization of Lab inventions and software, but application forms, schedules, rules, etc. are different. Follow the instructions in the respective links carefully.

For those inventions that have strong commercial promise, and for which a modest
amount of further development will enhance their commercialization prospects, the
Innovation Grants will support these further developmental activities.

Proposals must focus on developing reported Berkeley Lab inventions or software and be
submitted by a Berkeley Lab career, faculty, or career-track scientist or engineer. All projects must have a clearly stated expected outcome that enhances commercialization, such as building a prototype,proving efficiency at a certain level, demonstrating operating capability under certain
conditions, integration with another technology, etc.

TTIPM staff will work with each applicant to analyze at the technology’s chances of being
licensed and how the proposed Innovation Fund work increases those chances.

Brown Bag on the Innovation Grants

Get more information and get your questions answered in this informal session open to all. You may download a copy of the presentation here.

Dates and Locations
  • September 7 - Noon, Perseverance Hall
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11:00am to 12:00pm, Seminar Rooms A & B 978-4132 (JBEI)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 12:00 noon to 1:00PM  Building 90 Room 3122 (EETD)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 3:30PM – 4:30PM  Building 67 Room 3111 (Molecular Foundry)

Application forms can be found here.

FAQs and Proposal Requirements can be found here.


Last updated: 09/17/2009