ORNL is helping to speed new technologies to market while also building supportive and resilient ecosystems to the benefit of our local, state, and national communities.
The depth and breadth of our wide-ranging, world-leading expertise and facilities are unparalleled and provide a competitive advantage to our partners. The Technology Transfer team is driven by a shared mission to connect the lab’s unique strengths in scientific discovery, clean energy technology, and national security to the world’s biggest challenges.
ORNL’s Technology Innovation Program accelerates commercial adoption of promising lab-developed technologies by making targeted investments that enhance commercial readiness and raise a technology’s visibility in the region. Since 2012, ORNL has invested more than $11 million in 49 projects, resulting in 37 commercial licenses and options with partners ranging from Fortune 100 companies to early-stage startups.
The Technology Innovation Showcase highlights promising technologies developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that show significant potential for commercialization. The showcase brings together ORNL inventors, the Technology Transfer team, and industry representatives for a day of presentations, meetings, tours, and demonstrations.
- Ultraclean condensing furnace, Zhiming Gao, Building and Transportation Science Division
- Rapid droplet sampling interface, Vilmos Kertesz, Biosciences Division
- Closed-cell insulation foams enabled by coated and evacuated nanoporous materials, Meghan Lamm, Manufacturing Science Division
- Mixed plastic recycling by a tailored organocatalyst, Tomonori Saito, Chemical Sciences Division
- Accelerating the development of orally bioavailable therapeutics for beta-coronaviruses with structure-based molecular design, Jerry Parks and Brian Sanders, Biosciences Division
Additional presentations include:
- Unintrusive building leakage visualization and measurement using background oriented schlieren photography, Philip Boudreaux, Buildings and Transportation Science Division
- Methods for immunoregulation by modulating plasminogen-apple-nematode (PAN) domain-containing proteins, Wellington Muchero, Biosciences Division
Register to attend the 2023 Technology Innovation Showcase to be held 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, July 14, on ORNL's campus.
2022 Project Videos
- Welcome and introduction by Mike Paulus, Technology Transfer director
- ChemSitu Microfluidic Imaging [summary and video presentation]
- Eco-Friendly, High-Lubricity Ionic Liquids as Lubricant Additives for Hydraulics/Hydropower [summary and video presentation]
- Sintered Composite Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries (SINC-lyte) [summary and video presentation]
- Operation Duration Extender for UAV [summary and video presentation]
- CAN-D: Controller Area Network Decoder [summary and video presentation]
2019 Project Videos
- BEST - Biomacromolecule Engineering by Soft Chain Coupling
- CellSight - Rapid, Native Single Cell Mass Spectrometry
- Genetic Improvement of Salt and Drought Tolerance in Crop Plants
- Rapid Regeneration of Recalcitrant Plant Species
2018 Project Videos
- Heartbeat—Cyber Anomaly Detection through Side-Channel Analysis of Periodic System Function Invocation
- Carbon Nanomaterial Enabled Ultra Conductive Metal Composites (UCC)
- Low-Cost, High-Strength Ni–Fe–Cr Alloys for High-Temperature Applications
- Commercialization of AlCuMnZr (SCMZ) Alloys
- Safe Impact Resistant Electrolytes (SAFIRE)
2017 TIP Project Videos
- Low-Cost, High-Quality Carbon Fiber Precursor
- Low-Temperature Oxidation Catalyst
- Reusing CO2 as Fuel: Converting Carbon Dioxide to Ethanol
- Self-Correcting Random Number Generator
- Thermally Stable Aluminum-Cerium Alloys for 3D Printing