technology transfer

When the expectation is on you to find the funding for your proposal or when your focus is on invention commercialization, how do you articulate your value proposition? To communicate the value of your work, you must understand what the customer is looking for. The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer will host a six-week short course for Fermilab researchers interested in connecting their work with direct societal impact. Students will be exposed to core entrepreneurship and commercialization concepts and… More »

Billions of people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. It’s an issue raised by the United Nations through World Water Day, March 22, a UN observance day to promote the importance of fresh water. A team at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center is pursuing a promising method for cleaning wastewater using electron beam technology.

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 »

Fermilab has enormous, decades-long experience in building silicon detectors. Thanks to an exceptional, cooperative team with levels of experience and capabilities that lead the world, we were able to quickly put together a design for a tracking system that could be used for muon tomography — using muons to see inside solid objects, similar to how we use X-rays. The system won an R&D 100 Award.

From ABC7 Chicago, June 10, 2018: Fermilab is featured on ABC show Built to Last, picked up by dozens of ABC affiliates. The 13-minute segment includes interviews with Tim Meyer, Valerie Higgins and Rhonda Merchut. Scroll to episode 5. Fermilab segment starts at 1:31.

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 »