April 13, 2022
A trio of LLNL scientists have been inducted into the laboratory's Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame. Each developed technologies during or after their Lab careers that created major economic impacts or spawned new companies.
March 10, 2022
Seurat Technologies was born from a problem CEO James DeMuth encountered while working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility. The solution is a new way to dramatically speed up large-scale metal 3D manufacturing while assuring high quality finished products.
January 21, 2022
Seurat Technologies, the 3D metal printing leader that is making manufacturing better for people and the planet, has closed a $21M Series B extension with investments from new investors Xerox Ventures and SIP Global Partners.
January 04, 2022
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing a new diagnostic tool that can determine the quality of metal droplets and monitor liquid metal jetting prints in real time.
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-led collaboration targeted at using machine learning to reduce defects and carbon emissions in steelmaking.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has established the AI Innovation Incubator to unite artificial intelligence experts from LLNL, industry and academia for the advancement of AI for large-scale scientific and commercial applications.
November 09, 2021
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and engineers have collected three R&D 100 Awards. Often called the “Oscars of invention", the R&D 100 Awards recognize the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide.
Leaders from the National Nuclear Security Administration, Congressional representatives and local elected officials gathered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to celebrate the expansion of the Livermore Valley Open Campus.
LLNL held its first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum on August 10-12. Co-hosted by the Lab’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center and Data Science Institute, the virtual event brought together more than 500 participants from the Department of Energy complex, commercial companies, professional societies and academia.
July 21, 2021
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and their collaborators are leveraging 3D printing to improve the performance of electrochemical reactors used to convert CO2 into useful energy sources, chemicals and material feedstocks.
July 13, 2021
Thin-film electrodes developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been used in human patients at the University of California, San Francisco, generating never-before-seen recordings of brain activity in the hippocampus, a region responsible for memory and other cognitive functions.
The decades-long quest for fusion energy and an innovative technique for protecting the National Ignition Facility's optical components from laser damage were the inspiration for a new high-speed 3D manufacturing technology that’s about to enter the market.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that heating N95 respirators up to 75 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes deactivates a surrogate coronavirus without compromising the device’s fit and its ability to filter airborne particles.
When the U.S. Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) mission launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 13, it carried a payload designed and built in record time by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratore.
June 29, 2021
Tyvak released the first images of objects in orbit and on the ground captured by telescopes developed with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
June 23, 2021
Seurat Technologies closed a $41 million Series B round of funding led by Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund. The funds will be used to further accelerate the development and commercialization of Seurat’s pioneering metal additive manufacturing technology, Area Printing™
June 07, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Gerald “Jerry” Burke. Burke and colleagues created the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC), an antenna modeling system for wire and surface antennas. NEC’s ability to calculate currents more accurately along the antenna wires, and the junctions between them, offered a significant improvement over the Antenna Modeling Program (AMP2) that was being used at the time. NEC became a game-changer for antenna mapping. It gave the Navy insight into how a ship’s structure would affect an antenna’s performance and inform modifications to both ship and antenna designs. The result was significantly improved radar and communication systems that saved time, money and resources. A tribute to Jerry can be found here in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
June 01, 2021
To address inefficiencies in transmitting electricity over smart grids, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers and their collaborators have developed a light-activated switch that, if fully deployed, could reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 percent. Capable of sending high-voltage, direct-current power along grid lines and switching high voltages up to 10 times faster than today’s solid-state devices.
May 21, 2021
A miniature space telescope developed by Tyvak Nano-Satillite Systems and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for possible commercial use, was launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 15, 2021.
May 19, 2021
nVIAsoft, LLNL licensee, is developing a hygienic, contactless method of secure digital ID based on innovation and intellectual property from the Lab.
Interested to learn more about LLNL licensee Shape Memory Medical? This article highlights the development of the IMPEDE embolization plug product developed with shape memory polymer innovations from LLNL.
April 26, 2021
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues who help them commercialize technologies have won three national technology transfer awards this year. The trio of awards, from the Federal Laboratory Consortium represent the most national awards that LLNL has ever won in one year’s competition over the past 36 years.
February 24, 2021
Good partnerships that lead to great companies and products are at the heart of the Innovation and Partnerships Office. Seurat Technologies, LLNL licensee and valued partner, published their origin story and credits their beginning to innovation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
February 11, 2021
As part of the Bay Area Lab Innovation Networking Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory gave industry leaders insight on how to harness the technologies, tools and capabilities within some of the nation’s premier science and technology research institutions.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and engineers have secured major grants through the Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund. Two of the projects are related to combustion, two focus on advanced alloys and one deals with development work to provide upgraded nuclear radiation shielding.
Researchers from ten national labs came together for a virtual showcase of Department of Energy (DOE) innovation when scientists pitched their business model ideas to seasoned investors and competed for a $25,000 prize for work to advance commercialization. The National Lab Accelerator Pitch Event, something like the “Shark Tank” television program, is a competition format and a rare opportunity for the business community to learn firsthand about the diverse science and technology across the DOE national laboratory complex.
The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, is seeking new industry proposals for short-term projects that could benefit from world-class DOE high performance computing and expertise.
Two teams of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have garnered regional awards for technology transfer. The first award is for Outstanding Technology Development involving a new approach to manufacturing microcapsules. The second award, for Outstanding Partnership, recognizes a partnership between LLNL and BioMedInnovations, LLC, which resulted in the creation of a portable and less expensive emergency ventilator built with “off the shelf” parts.
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced two rounds of awards for the High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Program (HPC4EI), including five projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). HPC4EI connects industry with the computational resources and expertise of the DOE national laboratories to solve challenges in manufacturing, accelerate discovery and adoption of new materials and improve energy efficiency. The five projects involve additive manufacturing, aluminum sheet metal processing, heat-treatment processes for gas turbine parts, lithium-ion batteries, and improving efficiencies in energy producing turbines.
The trade journal R&D World Magazine announced the winners of the awards, often called the “Oscars of invention,” during a virtual event and on the magazine’s website. This year’s LLNL award is for a new technique called Versatile Cold Spray (VCS) that has been developed through a partnership of LLNL and TTEC Thermoelectric Technologies, a Berryville, Virginia-based company. The new VCS technique deposits a broad range of brittle and glassy materials, including functional materials such as thermoelectric devices and magnets, onto any substrate.
November 10, 2020
After more than two years of joint research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Total and Stanford University are releasing an open-source, high-performance simulator for large-scale geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage. The GEOSX simulator will enable researchers around the world to build on the work of the three partners, providing an open framework to accelerate the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies.
October 07, 2020
LLNL and three Lab employees have garnered a national technology transfer award for the creation of the LLNL’s Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML). The “best in class” award, from the Department of Energy’s Technology Transfer Working Group, marks the second straight year that LLNL has won a TTWG “best in class” honor
June 25, 2020
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) technology transfer team has opened up multiple fronts to aid the nation’s efforts against the virus that causes COVID-19. IPO is investing in technology maturation and granting royalty-free, non-exclusive licenses for LLNL technologies that could be used against the pandemic.
May 11, 2020
LLNL researchers and collaborators have used an additive manufacturing technique, called cold-spray deposition, to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat - a huge untapped resource - from previously inaccessible sources. LLNL is working in collaboration with industrial partner TTEC Thermoelectric Technologies as part of the Technology Commercialization Funds (TCF) program funded by the Department of Energy.
April 08, 2020
At a time when international cooperation can offer significant benefits, the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) signed between Argon Electronics UK Ltd and LLNL to utilize Livermore’s Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology, promises to both bolster and re-envision the delivery of realistic hands-on CBRNe training.
October 11, 2019
The IPO-hosted National Lab Accelerator Pitch Event, held Sept. 25, angel investors and venture capitalists to watch twelve national lab participants pitch their technologies having the most potential to move from lab-to-market and make a significant market impact. Scott Compel, who had been an LLNL postdoc for the past two and a half years, and Erika Suzuki, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, tied for first place in the competition.
October 04, 2019
IPO began matching LLNL researchers with FedTech entrepreneurs in 2018. The FedTech program works with recruited entrepreneurs to build business models around federal intellectual property. Timo Bremer, one of LLNL’s researchers to participate in the program said, “I think it’s an excellent program and that more researchers should participate. I found the program to be beneficial and I’d do it again.”
July 29, 2019
"IPO is proud of the increased support of industry in partnering on Technology Commercialization Fund project. These achievements reflect the value of the TCF program to the Lab and demonstrate that energy-related research at LLNL is both important and relevant to industry," said Rich Rankin, leader of the Lab's Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO).
July 22, 2019
Stephen Azevedo developed a presentation about LLNL's micropower impulse radar (MIR) development, applied science and industrial licensing. This exciting project was done in conjunction with IPO for the NNSA Strategic Partnership Program and highlighted at the Smithsonian's Military Invention Day.
July 18, 2019
The HPC4Manufacturing program funds LLNL researchers to work with companies and address an industrial need. A CRADA with Applied Materials to improve thin film deposition is an example of the impact of this program.
July 10, 2019
Nine public/private projects were awarded more than $2 million from the Department of Energy (DOE). "We see increasing interest by both industry and the DOE Applied Energy Offices to leverage the world-class computational capabilities of leading national laboratories to address the significant challenges in improving the efficiency of our national energy footprint," said HPC4EI Director Robin Miles.
June 26, 2019
LLNL won six Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant awards from the DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). "Technology transfer is an essential component of our mission at DOE, helping ensure we deliver the maximum return on the investment of the American taxpayer," Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said.
June 05, 2019
Jack Regan, former LLNL scientist and current CEO of LLNL licensee Lexagene, announced a commercialization milestone--the placement of a rapid pathogen identification prototype instrument in a veterinary hospital.
May 28, 2019
LLNL licensee, Shape Memory Medical Inc., announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA for its IMPEDE-FX Embolization Plug. The IMPEDE product family features a proprietary Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) initially developed at LLNL.
May 23, 2019
LLNL is collaborating with Artveoli to develop technology which can capture CO2 from building interiors. This device would be so versatile that it could be inconspicuously placed in a room as a piece of wall art. LLNL and Artveoli signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) and received a grant through the Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund to bring the technology to market.
May 15, 2019
The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Excellence in Technology Transfer Award recognizes the impactful technical work of the research team as well as the dedicated work by IPO technology transfer professionals in transferring the technology for commercialization by industrial partner, ThermoFisher.
April 15, 2019
On April 9 IPO hosted a day at LLNL where officials from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined representatives from more than two dozen private companies to highlight technologies and encourage future public-private partnerships.
April 11, 2019
Enterprise Security magazine awarded nVIAsoft a great honor. nVIAsoft is a startup utilizing lab technology to provide biometric identity solutions—"the world's first contactless biometric in your very hand".
March 29, 2019
IPO is proud to be part of LLNL's recognition by the East Bay Economic Development Agency as a major influence in the East Bay innovation ecosystem. "LLNL licensed technologies have enabled the launch of numerous new businesses that are helping drive economic growth locally, regionally and beyond."
February 19, 2019
A new aluminum alloy developed by LLNL and ORNL and transferred to Eck Industries continues to make important strides in improving strength in high heat environments.
We congratulate our technologists and private sector partner for winning this prestigious technology transfer award. IPO is proud of everyone involved in the win: Tom Slezak, Michael Shapero, Crystal Jaing, Shea Gardner, Kevin McLoughlin, James Thissen, Ida Shum, Catherine Elizondo, Kevin Christopher, and Yash Vaishnav.
January 31, 2019
IPO supports regional economic development and is proud of the incredible reach LLNL technology has in bolstering the Tri-Valley economy.
January 29, 2019
Recognition by your peers is a satisfying reward. Building and supporting the ATOM consortium has been a big success for IPO. Congratulations Candice, Charity and Quentin!
January 25, 2019
Many of LLNL's commercialization successes are highlighted in a riveting article in Physics Today about moving lab technology out to the marketplace.
January 24, 2019
An ongoing Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) project with Eaton Corporation is producing great results for grid planning. IPO is proud to present this private sector collaboration at the Innovation XLab Grid Modernization Summit January 24-25.
November 28, 2018
LexaGene has received another honor on its road to providing a pathogen identification product for food and beverage processing facilities. The company has licensed and continues commercialization of LLNL technology for food safety.
November 27, 2018
Business models were built around two LLNL technologies as part of the latest FedTech cohort. FedTech is a DC-based accelerator that provides training to burgeoning entrepreneurs with the goal of building companies around federally developed technologies. Timo Bremer and Jacqueline Peila each worked with entrepreneurial teams for two months to understand markets and startup opportunities.
November 14, 2018
DOE's High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative released a call for proposals seeking American companies interested in collaborating with DOE's national laboratories on one-year projects to apply high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and data analysis to key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and material development.
November 06, 2018
LLNL researchers have been awarded five Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grants from DOE's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). The work these grants fund will mature lab technology making them commercialization-ready.
October 17, 2018
Congratulations to LLNL licensee, SafeTraces, for closing a financing round to continue efforts to bring LLNL's technology to market providing a food traceability solution for agricultural producers.
June 26, 2018
LLNL licensee Shape Memory Medical hits a major milestone in road to commercialization.
October 18, 2017
LLNL licensee, SafeTraces, has hit a major fundraising milestone in their journey to commercialize lab technology, DNATrax.
September 02, 2011
The Livermore team, in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut in Denmark, have demonstrated the potential and real life utility of the microarray technique for broad-spectrum pathogen detection in clinical samples. Their results are published in the online journal PLoS ONE.