Commercialization of Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies via small businesses. Final report

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Over the past decade, numerous companies have been formed to commercialize research results from leading U.S. academic and research institutions. Emerging small businesses in areas such as Silicon Valley, Boston`s Route 128 corridor, and North Carolina`s Research Triangle have been especially effective in moving promising technologies from the laboratory bench to the commercial marketplace--creating new jobs and economic expansion in the process. Unfortunately, many of the U.S. national laboratories have not been major participants in this technology/commercialization activity, a result of a wide variety of factors which, until recently, acted against successful commercialization. This {open_quotes}commercialization gap{close_quotes} exists partly due to ... continued below

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Brice, R.; Cartron, D.; Rhyne, T.; Schulze, M. & Welty, L. June 1, 1997.

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Over the past decade, numerous companies have been formed to commercialize research results from leading U.S. academic and research institutions. Emerging small businesses in areas such as Silicon Valley, Boston`s Route 128 corridor, and North Carolina`s Research Triangle have been especially effective in moving promising technologies from the laboratory bench to the commercial marketplace--creating new jobs and economic expansion in the process. Unfortunately, many of the U.S. national laboratories have not been major participants in this technology/commercialization activity, a result of a wide variety of factors which, until recently, acted against successful commercialization. This {open_quotes}commercialization gap{close_quotes} exists partly due to a lack, within Los Alamos in particular and the DOE in general, of in-depth expertise and experience in such business areas as new business development, securities regulation, market research and the determination of commercial potential, the identification of entrepreneurial management, marketing and distribution, and venture capital sources. The immediate consequence of these factors is the disappointingly small number of start-up companies based on technologies from Los Alamos National Laboratory that have been attempted, the modest financial return Los Alamos has received from these start-ups, and the lack of significant national recognition that Los Alamos has received for creating and commercializing these technologies.

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  • Other: DE97007524
  • Report No.: LA-SUB--95-31-Vol.1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/491461 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 491461
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675836

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Brice, R.; Cartron, D.; Rhyne, T.; Schulze, M. & Welty, L. Commercialization of Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies via small businesses. Final report, report, June 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675836/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.