innovation

In electrospinning, a positive charge is applied to liquidized material to create thin strands that eventually harden into a solid, fibrous material. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Fermilab scientists are preparing for future, high-power particle beams with a technological advance inspired by spinning sugar. It’s a new type of target — the material that beams collide with to produce other particles, such as neutrinos. The target is designed to be able to withstand the heat from high-intensity beams, expanding the potential of experiments that use them. Researching this new patent-pending technology already has led to a TechConnect Innovation Award and might have applications in the medical field.

Come to the lab’s first Hack-n-Doodle! The entire lab is invited to meet with the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer to discuss their inventions. The Hack-n-Doodle takes place on Thursday, March 14, at noon in the Wilson Hall cafeteria. OPTT will accept inventions drawn or written on napkins as official invention disclosures and potential technologies for patenting. Employees are awarded for patent and copyright disclosures and share in royalty proceeds if the intellectual property is licensed. Even if you… More »

Fermilab’s Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer and Argonne’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate cordially invite you to attend “Technology Commercialization 101” featuring Jason Pariso from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The event takes place at Argonne on Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please join us for a brief ceremony celebrating the peak of innovation at Fermilab and honoring more than 50 individuals who received patents or filed Records of Invention during 2018. The awards ceremony will be followed by a special lecture entitled “Why a Scientist can be a Great Entrepreneur” by Dr. Robert S. Altman, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. The event will be held at the IARC… More »

On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Accelerator Division will hold their annual Hackathon. The day-long event allows individuals and groups to pursue ideas that daily schedules do not typically allow time to address. The following day, Thursday, March 14, the entire laboratory is invited to the lab’s first Hack-n-Doodle. OPTT will accept inventions drawn or written on napkins as official invention disclosures and potential technologies for patenting.

Application Details Thursday, September13, 11:00 a.m.   Faculty, students, and staff seeking investment to commercialize their research are encouraged to apply to the UChicago Innovation Fund Fall 2018 cohort. The Innovation Fund is a multi-million dollar fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an evergreen, permanent… More »

Registration is open for the Spring 2018 Innovation Fund Finals Details: Thursday, May 31 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Polsky Exchange North 1452 E. 53rd St., Chicago register online The Innovation Fund is a multi-million fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an evergreen, permanent… More »

Details Thursday, May 21 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Polsky Exchange North 1452 E. 53rd St., Chicago register online   Register to attend the Spring 2018 Innovation Fund Finals The Innovation Fund is a multi-million fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an… More »