New Lab-To-Market (L2M) program issues call for FY20 proposals
The Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Division (TCP) is initiating a laboratory-funded technology maturation program called Lab-to-Market (L2M) in FY20 with the aim of broadening the scope and increasing the number of Argonne-developed technologies licensed to industry.
Licensed technologies have generated significantly enhanced impact through commercialization. Ideal L2M candidate technologies are Argonne late-stage technologies that:
- Are beyond proof-of-concept but are still too early-stage for investment by the private sector; and
- Are no longer being funded by the program sponsor for further maturation
L2M will initiate a competitive process to identify, select, and mature Argonne’s most promising late-stage technologies. The program will provide funds to develop these technologies to a defined proof point judged to be of value to potential industry partners. Awards may be made for up to $200,000, but budgets of less than $150,000 will be given significant preference. Funding is planned for project durations of up to approximately one year.
L2M is currently planned as a two-year pilot program that will support a set of projects in FY20 and a second set in FY21, after which an assessment will determine continuation of the program. Details on L2M criteria, the process and timeline can be found on Inside Argonne.
If you have questions, please contact Lab2Market@anl.gov.