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New DOE partnering service provides simplified access to national labs

July 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a new Lab Partnering Service (LPS) that provides an online, single access point platform for investors, innovators and institutions to identify, locate and obtain information on the department’s 17 national laboratories. The new tool is intended to provide industry with a more efficient way to harness technical expertise and intellectual property housed at DOE’s labs.

The LPS gives energy investors and innovators direct access to the expertise, research and capabilities across all 17 labs. Users of the new service will be able to submit inquiries to the technology transfer office at each lab.

The LPS has three main components that should reduce barriers to partnering with the labs: access to national lab researchers that will allow investors and innovators to connect with subject matter experts and receive technical assessments; direct access to pre-validated, ready to license technologies; and, a dynamic online search and visualization database tool for patents associated with DOE laboratories.

More information on the LPS and how to use the suite of online tools can be found here.

doe, federal labs, tech transfer