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Innovation and Partnerships Office
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Driving Industry Partnerships

The Innovation and Partnerships Office serves as a focal point for LLNL engagement with industry. Whether by technology commercialization, encouraging entrepreneurship, or via laboratory business development activities, our mission is to grow the economy by advancing the development and commercialization of scientific discoveries. Our goal is to identify and leverage new economic opportunities and move those opportunities to the private sector. IPO currently has active commercial licenses with more than 100 companies as well as dozens of active CRADAs. Licensing and royalty income in recent years has topped $8 million annually representing more than $300 million in annual sales of products based on LLNL technologies. LLNL licensed technologies have enabled the launch of numerous new businesses that are helping drive economic growth locally, regionally and beyond.

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Technology

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There are prominent technical challenges arising from spinning a battery on the order of kilohertz as required by magic angle spinning in order to obtain spectral resolution that are addressed and enable operando solid-state NMR. The operando NMR measurement allows for continuous monitoring of the battery components and of potential metastable states that may exist during charge cycling. Outside of monitoring the changes of battery components in an operando measurement, this technology enables the user to perform other advanced solid-state NMR experiments while applying an electrical bias thus enabling characteristic information of the materials to be acquired.

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The innovators have modified a epoxide-assisted sol-gel method to produce chlorine-free, monolithic REO aerogels in just a matter of hours. This method was demonstrated for the lanthanide series. An important factor in realizing the sol-gel transition with the nitrate precursor was the addition of a key ingredient and moderate heat.. These alcogels can then be dried and calcined to produce chlorine-free, low-density, high surface area REO aerogels covering the lanthanide elements. Nitrogen porosimetry showed pore sizes in mesopore range (<50 nm) and surface areas up to 150 m2/g for the uncalcined samples. Electron microscopy and XRD analysis show that the aerogels are crystalline after calcination, retaining particle sizes less than 20 nm at temperatures up to 1373K.

Join us to hear about innovation in materials for CO2 capture from biogas waste streams. Biogas is an underutilized energy source and LLNL research has the potential to change that. The team's successful results thus far are leading to scale up and field demonstrations for upgrading biogas from agricultural sources to compete in this $24B global market.

You will hear about a handheld gamma spectrometer for identifying radiation sources for nonproliferation and homeland security. The Mr. ID detector provides fast, accurate, sensitive radioisotope identification in a lightweight and robust form factor.

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ACTIVE COMMERCIAL LICENSES & CRADAS
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$8M
ANNUAL LICENSING & ROYALTY INCOME
$300M
ANNUAL PRODUCT SALES BASED ON LLNL TECHNOLOGIES
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R&D100 AWARDS
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