2021

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A Licensing Flywheel Program to Speed Innovation

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has introduced a novel Licensing Flywheel Program that facilitates technology transfer (T2) by making it easier for prospective licensees to quickly and easily obtain evaluation samples and data related to PNNL available technologies. The Flywheel...
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COVID-19 Airway Management Isolation Chamber (CAMIC)

Collaboration across the Department of Defense (DoD), including an innovative five-way Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) involving four DoD labs and a commercial licensee, led to the rapid deployment of a low-cost isolation chamber to protect health care workers from COVID-19...
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ddPCR

An analytical technique developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to combat bioterrorism is also a powerful weapon in the fight against COVID-19. The technology’s capacity for early detection, whether used for biosecurity or for pandemic response, can be the difference between life...
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Dr. Bob Westervelt

Bob Westervelt brings a unique background as both a laboratory scientist and a business executive to his role as licensing executive at Sandia National Laboratories — expertise that is evident in his ability to craft licensing agreements that benefit all parties. With a PhD in nuclear physics,...
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Dr. Brian Anderson

In May 2019, just six months after becoming director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Dr. Brian J. Anderson signed a 10-year, $100 million technology transfer (T2) agreement with two other Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories and energy giant ExxonMobil. That was just the...
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Dr. David Pittman

Of the three years that Dr. David Pittman has served as director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), 2020 perhaps best illustrates his profound impact on the lab, the agency and technology transfer (T2). Despite numerous challenges created by...
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Dr. Walter G. Copan

As under secretary of commerce for standards and technology and the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from October 2017 to January 2021, Dr. Walter Copan shaped the culture at NIST to a workforce heavily focused on technology transfer (T2). As NIST director,...

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