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Innovation Partnerships Program

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 Ames Laboratory's Success Stories, please click here

To see Ames Laboratory's Top 10 Cited research papers, please click here.  

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

What's New?

Iowa State University I-Corps is now accepted applications for the Spring 2019 Cohort
Please fill out the FORM to apply to be a part of the cohort. I-Corps Sites act as a training ground for faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students to learn how to increase the impact of their research by exploring the commercial potential of their research and technology.

Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program
DOE is currently accepting applications for the third cohort of the TIR Program. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to apply for funding. DOE anticipates awarding five laboratories with up to $350,000 in funding per selectee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds expire, with a final deadline of May 20, 2019. Download the Laboratory Call for Proposals here:

Technologist in Residence Program Laboratory Call for Proposals 2018/2019
Interested industry partners are encouraged to contact Eli Levine at Eli.Levine@EE.Doe.Gov with questions and to help connect with a national laboratory with whom to partner and apply for this opportunity.