Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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WORKING WITH US

Advanced technologies and their development drive the development of companies and spur markets and the economy. LLNL’s technologies play a part in economic development and it starts with partnerships with the private sector. The Innovation and Partnerships Office at LLNL has various mechanisms to enable and support laboratory-industry partnering for research and technology transfer. If you are ready to engage and discover how LLNL technology can solve your market problems contact us.

TECH TRANSFER OVERVIEW

Research

The road to commercialization begins with laboratory research activities, which often lead to discoveries and inventions. IPO provides valuable early guidance to researchers with respect to the processes for disclosure, evaluation and protection of research results. We can discuss with researchers options for protecting the Laboratory's and the inventor's intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property

Discoveries and innovations developed through research activities and reported to the Innovation and Partnerships Office are evaluated by laboratory-wide teams experienced in the business, legal, marketing, and scientific aspects of technology management. IP evaluation includes determination of the appropriate protection for the IP, assessment of commercial potential, and best mechanism for transfer of the technology to enhance US competitiveness and innovation.

Marketing

Concurrently with seeking intellectual property protection, IPO develops and implements a plan for marketing the technology. We work with Laboratory and company stakeholders to develop and structure a plan for the research collaboration or commercialization activity. IPO approaches companies, entrepreneurs and investors who have the expertise and resources to bring a technology to market. We also showcase available technologies online, through federal business opportunities, and at investor conferences, trade shows and other appropriate venues. Technical and scientific publications, conference presentations and news stories about LLNL research can also generate commercialization interest.

Revenue

LLNL's technology transfer program is built on successful, mutually beneficial relationships with private industry. Access to laboratory technologies, capabilities and intellectual property enables our industry partners to accelerate commercialization of technologies and products that strengthen US competitiveness and innovation. In return, R&D partnerships with industry enable LLNL to develop and sustain capabilities that support its national security mission.

Working with Industry

LLNL's technology transfer program is built on successful, mutually beneficial relationships with private industry. Access to laboratory technologies, capabilities and intellectual property enables our industry partners to accelerate commercialization of technologies and products that strengthen US competitiveness and innovation. In return, R&D partnerships with industry enable LLNL to develop and sustain capabilities that support its national security mission.

PARTNERSHIPS

The Innovation and Partnerships Office at LLNL has various mechanisms to enable and support laboratory-industry partnering for research and technology transfer. IPO is the contact organization for:

Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA)

A confidentiality agreement that governs disclosure of non-public business information. An NDA is often executed before LLNL and a prospective licensee or research partner begin substantive discussions of a business or technical nature.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)

A contract that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it only for internal research purposes. The MTA is a valuable tool for LLNL to obtain commercial feedback on technology developed at the Laboratory and as an aid to companies in evaluating LLNL technology.

Letters of Support

A letter for joint proposal submissions with private sector partners that are often required during by federal granting or contract agencies.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)

An agreement to advance science and technology that not only benefits DOE but also has potential commercial applications of interest to the private sector. Under a CRADA LLNL and its partners can leverage and optimize their resources, share technical expertise in a protected environment and keep research results emerging from the CRADA confidential for up to 5 years.

License Agreement

Granting patent and copyright rights by LLNS provides a company the opportunity to commercialize technology developed at LLNL. For more information or to start discussions please contact us

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