Technology Transfer is a superb opportunity to demonstrate the value of our discoveries and to benefit society. It is an area I would like to see grow.
— Steve Chu, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, and Former Berkeley Lab Director

Berkeley Lab has a long history of licensing technologies.  Classically, licensing is an arm-length transaction whereby a company acquires a piece of technology for a licensing fee and royalty.  More details about this type of project can be found on Berkeley Lab's Innovation & Partnerships Office website.

Another interesting model is the case where a company acquires a technology and further co-develops it with Berkeley Lab.  A current example is the co-development of a specific lithium-sulfur battery with ZAF Energy Systems.


Currently following the path of licensing and co-development


Development of lithium-sulfur graphene oxide battery cells - ZAF Energy Systems