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Lab-Corps is a U.S. Department of Energy program aimed at improving the rate of commercialization of technologies created at national labs that are in line with the mission of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (Click image to view larger.)
Two Argonne teams win pitch competition, advance to national Lab-Corps training program

On April 17, the judges chose these two technologies from a pool of six finalists to participate in the national Lab-Corps training program.

April 27, 2015
Suresh Sunderrajan brings a wealth of experience at major corporations and as a serial entrepreneur. He will take over as Director of Argonne's Technology Development and Commercialization division on April 20.
New Director to lead Technology Development and Commercialization division

Suresh Sunderrajan has been appointed Director of Argonne's Technology Development and Commercialization Division (TDC), effective April 20.

April 2, 2015
Argonne researchers Sibendu Som and Raymond Bair review fuel spray simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Som and Bair were honored for their work by the Federal Laboratory Consortium. Click image to view larger.
FLC awards researchers for transfer of engine simulation tech

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has honored a group of researchers at Argonne for working with industry to use supercomputers to conduct engine simulations.

February 9, 2015
The Chicago Innovation Exchange campus is located on 53rd St. on the University of Chicago campus. The facilities include a coffee bar, classrooms and open work and event areas. The space can support the collaborations of up to 300 innovators, mentors and partners surrounded by a community where restaurants, retail stores, hotels and bars all serve as areas to sit, collaborate and innovate. (Click image to enlarge)
Manufacturing serendipity: Chicago Innovation Exchange enhancing regional vitality through researcher/investor collaboration

The Chicago Innovation Exchange leverages the combined expertise of Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago to create and support small businesses originating from discoveries and ideas developed in the lab.

December 1, 2014
LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. To address the uncertainty of large-scale planning with so many complex variables, LakeSim creators have prototyped a new platform that seeks to help developers plan at massive scales while anticipating the ability to build in future scenarios such as climate change, improved efficiency in buildings and transportation systems, and increased renewable energy and/or micro-grid applications. Image by Mitch Romanowski & Mary Jo Koelbl/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to enlarge).
Designing future cities

LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. LakeSim uses current architectural and energy data to make forecasts for designers on long-term large-scale developments.

October 7, 2014
Argonne Laboratory Director Peter Littlewood (left) talks with a small business owner during the second annual "Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories" event. Click to enlarge.
More than 150 attend second joint Argonne-Fermilab small business fair

On Thursday, Aug. 28, Illinois' two national laboratories – Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories – joined forces for the second year in a row to host their popular small business fair.

September 2, 2014
Argonne chemist Trevor Dzwiniel sets up a reaction calorimeter at the Materials Engineering Research Facility, which is designed specifically to help get lab breakthroughs more quickly to shelves.
Argonne’s new and improved industry and business outreach

During the last two and a half years, Argonne Technology Development & Commercialization—the business outreach arm of Argonne—underwent an extensive makeover that has put it in the best possible position to help ensure the nation's security and economic prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear-related challenges.

June 1, 2014
Aaron Sauers
Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

April 11, 2014
CURLS is a “tunnel” that installs in an existing glove port along with various co-designed resource cartridges that allow easy and rapid changeover of resources without losing containment.
Technology available for licensing: CURLS

Containment Unidirectional Resource Loading System expands flexibility of glove boxes and other containment systems.

November 21, 2013
Andrey Elagin (left), postdoctoral scholar at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago, and Matthew Wetstein, the Grainger Postdoctoral Fellow at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago, adjust the optics in the Large Area Picosecond Photodetector testing facility. The facility uses extremely short laser pulses to precisely measure the time resolution of the photodetectors. Click to enlarge.
Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become a reality, thanks to a three-way collaboration between industry, universities and U.S. national laboratories.

November 5, 2013