Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2014 Call for Proposals
September 9, 2013
FROM: Horst Simon, Deputy Director
I am pleased to announce a funding opportunity for commercialization of LBNL technologies: the Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2014. This program aims to advance the commercialization of Lab inventions and software. Instructions for submitting applications follow.
The Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants support promising inventions by evaluating their commercial viability, identifying key development milestones, and then providing funding and resources to achieve the most critical of these milestones. The goal is to substantively improve the likelihood of commercializing technologies with significant market potential.
Berkeley Lab Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management (TTIPM) staff will work with each applicant to take an objective look at the technology’s chances of being licensed and how the proposed Innovation Grant work increases those chances.
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 clearly stated expected outcomes that address a barrier to commercialization, such as building a prototype, proving efficiency at a certain level, demonstrating operating performance, integrating with another technology, etc.
Deadline for proposal submission for Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants is Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Awards will be announced by December 19, 2013, and projects can begin in January 2014.
|Brown Bag on the Innovation Grants|
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2:00 - 2:30 pm
You may also call Shanshan Li in TTIPM at x5366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAST INNOVATION GRANT WINNERS:
- Spectrally Selective Dynamic Window Coatings Based on Nanocrystals (Delia Milliron)
- Parallel Software Framework for TOUGH Suite of Codes (George Pau, Stefan Finsterle, Eric Sonnenthal)
- Integrated Geophysical Electromagnetic Seismic Subsurface Imaging (Michael Commer, Greg, Newman, Petr Petrov)
- iMEA Chip Prototyping and Optimization (Daojing Wang, Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg)
- Neutron Generator to Replace Radioactive Sources (Qing Ji, Thomas Schenkel)
- Endothelial Function in Blood Pressure Cuff (Jonathan Maltz, Thomas Budinger)
- Improved Carbon Black Additive for High Energy Li-ion Batteries (Robert Kostecki, Vincent Battaglia, Simon Lux)
- Graphene-based Optical Modulator for Data Communication (Xiang Zhang)
- Radiation Sensitivity Assessment (Sylvain Cotes, Jian-Hua Mao, Steven Yannone)
- Bifunctional Chelators for Use in Radiopharmaceuticals (Kenneth Raymond)
- Rapid and Extended MRI Well Logging (Alex Pines)
- Rapid Pathogen and Antibiotic Resistance Diagnosis (Eoin Brody, (Jenny) Hsiao Chien Lim)
- Li/S Battery with High Specific Energy (Elton Cairns, Min-Kyu Song)