Lab-Corps pilot launches today

Fermilab Director
Nigel Lockyer

Fermilab encourages an environment and culture that fosters creativity, innovation and excellence. Together we will continue to produce great science in a global environment and contribute to the economic well-being of our nation, which includes particle physics-based real-world applications.

Later today, the Lab-Corps pilot will launch. Sponsored by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Lab-Corps is a program that helps develop the entrepreneurial skills of inventors at the laboratory. Based on the successful I-Corps program of the National Science Foundation, Lab-Corps can help highly trained technical experts learn some of the softer skills that are needed to take a great technical idea and transition it into a commercial product or service. We have partnered with Argonne National Laboratory and the Chicago Innovation Exchange to bring this program to Fermilab.

The Lab-Corps pilot provides Fermilab with the opportunity to commercialize new applications of accelerator technologies developed in pursuit of science to the important energy and environmental needs of our nation. If you have an idea or invention that can be applied to create clean-energy solutions, I encourage you to attend today’s briefing at 2 p.m. in Curia II.