Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ABOUT

Who We Are

The LLNL Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO), with its staff of scientists, engineers, attorneys, and entrepreneurs, is the conduit through which the Laboratory connects industry partners with Laboratory developed technologies. In addition to technology licenses, work for others agreements and CRADAs, the Laboratory offers several unique partnering arrangements. For example, IPO works with university entrepreneurship centers and business schools, making technologies available for students to use in business plan competitions. IPO also has an "entrepreneurs in readiness" program in which entrepreneurs searching for new opportunities are matched with LLNL technologies ready for commercialization.

Rich Rankin

Director

Roger Werne

Deputy Director

Nina Potter

IP & Agreements Manager

Michael Sharer

Technology Commercialization Manager

Genaro Mempin

Business Development Executive

Annemarie Meike

Business Development Executive

Charity Follett

Business Development Executive

Yash Vaishnav

Business Development Executive

David Dawes

Business Development Executive

Hannah Farquar

Market Intelligence

Mikey Aburamadan

Web Development Intern

2014-2016

Andrew Grand-Pierre

Intern

2016

Alex Ball

Intern

2016

Ibrahim Almaliti

Intern

2016

Alex Bode

Intern

2015

Brian Roberts

Intern

2014

Ben Oster

Intern

2014

Laura Andrews

Market Intelligence & Business Development Intern

2013

Armineh Ghazarian

Market Intelligence Intern

2013

Kyle Malstrom

Market Intelligence & Business Development Intern

2013

Christyann Sherohman

Intellectual Property & Compliance Intern

2012

Danny Katz

Market Intelligence Intern

2011

Jessica Lewis

Intellectual Property & Compliance Group Intern

2011

James Presley
Rene White
Jim Kiles

Greg Hitchan


Initiatives

The commercialization of many technologies developed at LLNL require the market expertise and funding capabilty of the entrepreneurial and investment communities. Every month laboratory technologies are presented to a group of individual entrepreneurs and angel investors.

We recognize the importance of investors in structuring, investing in and implementing "go to market" strategies for the commercial deployment of LLNL technologies. IPO personnel introduce members of the Keiretsu Forum to a new technology from the Laboratory each month. View the presentations that are being evaluated.

This initiative continues to grow and evolve, but began with the Keiretsu Forum, a network of 850 accredited angel investors throughout 21 chapters on three continents. Since the Keiretsu Forum's founding in 2000, its members have invested more than $260 million in technology companies, consumer products, healthcare/life sciences, real estate and other segments of the economy. In the Bay Area, the network has 365 members and four chapters (Silicon Valley, East Bay, North Bay and San Francisco).

IPO understands that seasoned entrepreneurs and investors are key to success in commercializing breakthrough Laboratory technologies. We have engaged a diverse group of serial entrepreneurs and subject matter experts with Silicon Valley roots to work with us in nurturing promising new technologies toward commercialization.

IPO has empaneled a board of external advisors from industry, investor and entrepreneur communities to advise IPO in supporting the Laboratory's goal of growing critical science and technology resources and partnering with industry for the development and commercialization of Laboratory innovations.

The Industrial Partnerships Office at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) collaborates with business schools and entrepreneurial centers for course required business plan development and/or ongoing business plan competitions by offering a variety of LLNL technologies that are ripe for evaluation and business development. The business students/entrepreneurs can benefit by having access to real-world and disruptive opportunities that have the potential for significant economic impact; LLNL benefits from the keen insights and entrepreneurial talents of business students/entrepreneurs in helping us define, and thus better transfer our technologies to the private sector.

LLNL technologies may have particular appeal as being both potentially novel and disruptive. It may be possible, depending on the application, to imagine commercial products developed in a reasonable time frame. These technologies can be accessed by evaluating our technologies available licensing.

If anyone wishes to prepare a business plan for any of these technologies and provide LLNL with final copies, please contact us.

Roger Werne
Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
Ph: 925-423-7302