Please find below information about the
Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants. I encourage you to attend one of
the brown bag information sessions if you are interested in this
I am pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2014.
purpose of the Innovation Grants Program is to advance the
development of Lab inventions and software toward commercial
applications. This program supports promising inventions by
evaluating the commercial viability, identifying key development
milestones, and then providing up to $100,000 in funding and
resources to achieve the most critical of these milestones.
The goal is to substantively improve the likelihood of
commercializing technologies that have significant market
potential. Technology Transfer staff will work with each
applicant to take an objective look at the technology’s chances
of being licensed and how the proposed work could increase those
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 clearly state the expected outcomes
that address a barrier to commercialization, such as building a
prototype, proving efficiency at a certain level,
demonstrating operating capability under certain conditions,
integrating with another technology, etc.
deadline for proposal submission for Berkeley Lab Innovation
Grants 2014 is Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Awards will be
announced by December 19, 2013, and projects can begin in
A series of brown bag information sessions
will be held at various locations around the Lab to answer
questions. More information on these sessions can be found at http://www.lbl.gov/Tech-Transfer/researchers/innovation/faq.html.
Individuals interested in applying can also contact Shanshan
Li in Tech Transfer at x5366 for more information.
Horst D. Simon
Deputy Laboratory Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 486-6720 (fax)