technology transfer

Have you been looking for a way to spruce up your office with some fetching Fermilab art? We may have what you’re looking for. The DOE Office of Technology Transitions has just published a new series of posters that capture success stories from all 17 Department of Energy national laboratories. The Fermilab poster features the lab’s role in advancing the superconducting wire industry. The original art, nostalgic in flavor, features the Tevatron and Wilson Hall.

Aaron Sauers is a bridge between Fermilab and industry. In this 5-minute video, he talks about what means to be Fermilab’s patent and licensing executive. Sauers with the lab’s inventors to find ways that their innovations can help tackle problems and improve our everyday lives. By exploring areas of common interest between the lab and private companies, universities and other labs, he identifies R&D that benefits everyone. For Sauers, finding new uses for lab-developed technologies is the fun puzzle he gets to solve.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Technology Transfer Office Head Michael Paulus shakes Aaron Sauers's hand. Photo: Cherri Schmidt

Members of the national laboratories, leaders from the Department of Energy and experts in advanced manufacturing converged at the third summit in DOE’s InnovationXLab Series. Fermilab had strong representation at the meeting, featuring particle physics technologies that have been adapted for use in our everyday lives. We connected to find ways to wield national laboratory resources to help launch new industries and rejuvenate manufacturing.

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…

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…

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.