Invention to Innovation Webinar Series 2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a portfolio of more than 800 inventions in topics ranging from advanced materials to analytical instrumentation to energy and utilities. This 2014 webinar series provided overviews of sectors of the ORNL invention portfolio and highlights of specific commercial opportunities approaching market readiness. Each webinar concludes with a roundtable session for Q&A and market feedback.

Below are the topics presented and links to the videos for each presentation.

June 4, 2014

Technology Opportunities in ORNL Instrumentation, Sensors and Detectors Featured Technology: Smart Smoke Detector

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Presenters: Mike Paulus, PhD, Director, Technology Transfer Bruce Warmack, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist, Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division

June 25, 2014

Technology Opportunities in Manufacturing Systems Featured Technology: Lignin-derived High Performance Plastics

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Presenters: Dan Miller, Manager, Industrial and Economic Development Partnerships Amit Naskar, PhD, Group Leader, Carbon and Composites Group

July 16, 2014

Technology Opportunities in Energy, Utilities, and Transportation Featured Technology: Cast Alumina Forming Austenitic Stainless Steels

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Presenters: Alex DeTrana, Senior Commercialization Manager G. Muralidharan, Senior Staff Scientest

August 7, 2014

Technology Opportunities in Energy, Utilities, and Transportation Featured Technology: Low-Cost Carbon Black Composite Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries

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Presenters: Jen Caldwell, Group Leader, Technology Commercialization Parans Paranthaman, Distinguished Research Staff and Group Leader, Materials Chemistry Group

September 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Technology Opportunities in Information Technology, Security and Defense Portfolios Featured Technology: Interactive Visual Text Analytics for Situational Awareness of Social Media

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Presenters: David Sims, Senior Commercialization Manager Chad Steed, Research Scientist

September 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

Technology Opportunities in Healthcare and Biology Portfolios Featured Technology: Microbial Electrolysis for Renewable Hydrogen

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Presenters: Nestor Franco, Commercialization Manager Abhijeet Borole, Senior Research Scientist