National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy

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November 2, 2020 - November 6, 2020

Move your research or idea out into the world—where it can make a real difference.

The National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy is an intensive commercialization program for employees at Lawrence Livermore National LabSandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Lab.

Discover how to identify, design and validate market opportunities for your science or engineering innovation.

During a five-day program, you will:

  • Learn how to analyze, enhance and communicate the broader potential impact of your research.
  • Explore commercial opportunities surrounding your technology.
  • Develop a network of professionals who can help mentor and connect you as you move forward with your career or new venture.

“We have world-class talent at LLNL and we want to teach our scientists and engineers entrepreneurial skills that will help them in the innovation process, whether they’re working with industry or government sponsors, or, if they choose, becoming part of a startup based on Lab technology. The Entrepreneurship Academy is all about innovation and increasing the rate at which Lab technologies successfully enter the marketplace.”

— Rich Rankin | Director, Industrial Partnerships Office | Lawrence Livermore National Labs 

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The academy combines focused lectures, practical exercises, networking sessions and hands-on experiences in an innovative format to help you explore how your research can make a broader impact in industry, the marketplace and the world. You’ll learn to identify market needs and opportunities—and develop a network of experts to support your venture.

Call for Mentors

An integral part of the academy experience is the opportunity for participants to engage with industry professionals in two evenings.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor for participants at this academy—and/or at one of our other entrepreneurship academies—please email us.