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What began as an experiment in a nine-ounce cup of water has been developed into a full-scale technology that recently became a finalist for a 2019 R&D 100 Award. Achieving the honor was E-MOP™ — electromagnetic oil spill remediation technology — developed from patents owned by Fermilab. The technology uses materials that are environmentally safe, reusable and natural.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Argonne National Laboratory is offering an Intellectual Property Symposium on June 7 starting at 9 a.m., and Fermilab employees are invited to attend. The event offers an opportunity for researchers to gain valuable guidance and tips on a range of subjects that will help them better navigate the intellectual property process and make more impact with their research. In addition, the information researchers learn at the IP Symposium will help them avoid common pitfalls that typically cause delays in securing…