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How a national lab stokes the startup pipeline with ready-to-go innovations for commercializing

Lisa Stiffler of GeekWire writes on how the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is stoking the startup pipeline with ready to go innovations.

The C3 Take
  • Our Department of Energy’s national labs are important to the advancement of innovations and emerging technologies.
  • The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working with companies and startups to create a variety of technologies such as software that helps power grids prevent and manage power outages and oil-producing super microbes for making sustainable transportation fuels.
  • As we look to the next generation of clean technologies, the work of our national labs and American entrepreneurs will be crucial to advancing sustainable solutions.

“With a $1.1 billion budget for R&D, the government-supported facility has been generating scientific breakthroughs that are available to the public to license and commercialize for the past 55 years. In the last two decades alone, the Richland, Wash.-headquartered lab has issued more than 700 licenses of its intellectual property to everyone from startup founders to divisions of Fortune 500 companies.”

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