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Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2013
Call for Proposals

August 31, 2012

FROM: Horst Simon, Deputy Director

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 the source of funding, application forms, schedules, rules, etc. are different. Follow the instructions in the respective links carefully.

More About Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants

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. 

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 2, 2012. Awards will be announced by December 19, 2012, and projects can begin in January 2013.

Application forms can be found here.

FAQs and Proposal Requirements can be found here.

Brown Bag on the Innovation Grants

Get more information and answers to your questions in these informal sessions open to all.

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Molecular Foundry, 67-3111

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11:30 am - noon
JBEI Seminar rooms A&B, 978-4132

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11:00am - noon
Perseverance Hall

Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
717 Potter Street

Wednesday, Sept. 19, noon - 1 pm
Bldg. 50A-5132

You may also call TTIPM at x 6467 or email for more information.


Information about the winners of the 2012 Innovation Grants can be found here.



Last updated: 09/17/2009