Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues and thousands of jobs.

The Technology Transfer Department helps move technologies from Berkeley Lab to the marketplace to benefit society and the U. S. economy. We accomplish this through developing and managing an array of partnerships with the private and public sectors. We license a wide range of cutting-edge technologies to companies that have the financial, R & D, manufacturing, marketing, and managerial capabilities to successfully commercialize Lab inventions. In addition, we manage lab-industry research partnerships, ensure that inventions receive appropriate patent or copyright protection, license technology to start-up companies, distribute royalties to the Lab and to inventors and serve as the Lab resource on industry relations.

Featured Startups and Technologies


Nanocrystal-based thin film photovoltaics with increased solar cell efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.

WaterHealth International

Clean water delivery to the most remote communities throughout the world using ultraviolet light disinfection technology.

Carrier Aeroseal

Aerosol-based duct sealing system to greatly increase energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings throughout the country.


High performance, flexible electronics.

Symyx Technologies

High throughput materials discovery for the life sciences, electronics and chemical industries.


Analysis of over 50,000 bacterial and archaeal taxa in samples from any source to solve problems in human health, environmental damages assessment, bioremediation, recreational water quality, drinking water and food safety, and other applications.


A non-surgical approach to normalizing skin appearance after reconstructive surgery.

RSL Energy

Full spectrum solar cells for the global renewable energy market.

Contact Us

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management
1 Cyclotron Road
MS 56A-0120
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 486-6457