Argonne National Laboratory

Technology transfer

Energy Department awards five new Argonne-business collaborations under Small Business Vouchers pilotAugust 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the DOE national laboratories.

Argonne discovery yields self-healing diamond-like carbonAugust 5, 2016

A group of researchers at Argonne discovered a revolutionary diamond-like film that is generated by the heat and pressure of an automotive engine. The discovery of this ultra-durable, self-lubricating tribofilm could have profound implications for the efficiency and durability of future engines and other moving metal parts.

Entrepreneur application opens for new $4.4 million energy incubator at Argonne National LaboratoryJuly 18, 2016

Argonne National Laboratory’s new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs, called Chain Reaction Innovations, opens the application period for its first cohort.

Argonne partners with Strem Chemicals to deliver next-gen battery materials to industryJuly 8, 2016

Argonne has teamed up with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to provide industry and the battery research community with next-generation materials that could improve energy storage. Strem has licensed 23 separate pieces of intellectual property from Argonne and will manufacture and distribute 9 battery solvents and additives.

Argonne to work with small businesses on nuclear technologiesJuly 6, 2016

Argonne will be working with four small businesses on nuclear technology projects under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN).

DOE commits more than $1.7 million to help commercialize promising Argonne-associated energy technologiesJune 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund, it will award nearly $16 million to support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving dozens of research partners.