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The USDOE Ames Laboratory is committed to developing and transferring technologies. Each year over the past decade, it has generated an average of 10 patents from DOE-supported research, and enters into about five technology license agreements and/or options. Collaborations between industry and the Ames Laboratory can help both parties meet their common technological objectives, while reducing development costs and risks. Knowing what to expect of a partnership with the Ames Laboratory can help both parties identify appropriate opportunities, negotiate agreements, and meet one another's expectations.

To view the Ames Lab 101: Technology Transfer video on the Importance of Technology Transfer please click here to view.

For more information on how you may work with the Laboratory, please read  "Doing Business with the Ames Laboratory".

What's New?

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition is now open!

AIM Onshore is looking for creative, sustainable ways to deliver DOE’s Build4Scale training to innovators and facilitate new partnerships between the innovators and domestic manufacturers.  Registration for the competition closes on April 3, 2018.  For more information, see

DOE TCF Call for Solicitations

The Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions has put out a Call for Solicitations for the FY2018 Technology Commercialzation Fund (TCF).  Information can be found at  This is the third year of this funding opportunity.

FLC Southeast Region Excellence in Technology Tranfer Award

Alex King, Director of the Critical Materials Institute, was one of the awardees of the 2017 FLC Southeast Region Excellence in Technology Tranfer Award.  Dr. King along with several members of the CMI member institutes won for their successful efforts in developing and commercializing a family of high performance aluminum cerium alloys.  The alloys are lighter, stronger, more heat-resistant, and cheaper to produce than any other currently available aluminum alloys.

FLC Mid-Continent Excellence in Technology Tranfer Award

Iver Anderson, David Byrd, Ross Anderson and Emma White of Ames Laboratory and Andy Heidloff and Joel Reiken, formerly of Ames Laboratory and now of Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. won the FLC Technology Transfer "Excellence in Technology Transfer" Award presented to Iver Anderson at the 2017 FLC Mid-Continent Region Meeting in August. For more information, please click here