Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory Technology Transfer Opportunities for Industry 2.0

09-10 November 2021

Request to Attend NLT 02 November 11:59 PM ET


SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM’s Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), will conduct an event to connect DOE Laboratories, U.S. Government (USG), and potential collaborators to facilitate licensing and further development of National Laboratory technologies to Industry in order to accelerate development of End User capabilities. The goal is to improve awareness and information sharing to identify future opportunities for collaboration as well as identify existing capability gaps, specifically related to Next Generation Effects At the Edge. This focus area refers to Non-Traditional, Non-Kinetic Effects on the Adversary, such as Electronic Warfare, Directed Energy, or Cyber options. These capabilities could be enabled by artificial intelligence, data analytics, next generation computing/comms/sensing, and/or other technologies.

This event will bring together minds from different parts of the innovation ecosystem to bridge the gap between R&D and deployment. It will also explore how existing National Lab technologies can be creatively applied or modified to create Next Generation Effects At the Edge. Featured technologies will be those that have matured beyond a proof-of-concept, reduced much of the developmental risks, and are currently available to Industry via a license agreement.

The event will focus on technology briefings by National Lab inventors to an audience of industry participants who have the capabilities and expertise to further develop, productize, scale, and deliver technology-based solutions. Representatives from USSOCOM and other government organizations will be in attendance to gain insight into emerging technologies, define existing capability gaps, and provide context on compelling end-user needs. SOFWERX will connect all of the pieces by providing the platform to share information, establish connections, and identify pathways to rapidly advance technologies toward acquisition in support of the USSOCOM Stakeholder requirements/desirements.

DOE’s National Laboratories seek to connect National Laboratory-developed technologies to Industry, working with federally-affiliated accelerators, to identify, mature, and otherwise support technologies for deployment in the national security application space. Technologies in Next Generation Effects At the Edge being developed in the National Laboratories and available for licensing to Industry will be highlighted during this event.

Additional Information
This event is intended to explore the realm of the possible. However, the below links provide context of operational scenarios.

USSOCOM S&T Futures Efforts
This portfolio showcases SOCOM S&T Futures efforts in acquiring new technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous systems to better enable the SOF community with advanced capability in the future operating environment.

Automated Analytics for SOF Operators
This is a vignette and scenario analysis from the November-December 2020 Automated Analytics Virtual Tech Sprint.

Why You Should Participate
This event will allow connections for the following:

National Laboratories – to achieve goals of transferring technologies for national security and economic impact
Industry Partners – to learn about opportunities to license technologies that can be employed, scaled up, and produced in support of USG needs
End Users – to achieve goals of fielding technologies for mission, Warfighter, and public benefit

Event Timeline
Phase 1 – 22 September 2021 to 02 November 2021 Request to Attend Open: Interested respondents who would like to observe the Next Generation Effects At the Edge DOE Lab technology presentations are encouraged to request to attend per the instructions below NLT 02 November. Selected participants will receive an invitation o/a 03 November 2021.

Phase 2 – 09 November 2021 to 10 November 2021 Virtual DOE National Laboratory Technology Transfer Opportunities for Industry 2.0: During the event, selected DOE Labs will brief their respective technologies. Invited Industry, Other National Labs, and Non-Traditional participants will be afforded the opportunity to observe the DOE Lab presentations in a virtual setting, along with USSOCOM and other USG Sponsors.

Phase 3 – TBD Follow-On: Interested partners have the opportunity to collaborate with DOE laboratories to further develop their technology for potential future Government review and assessment.

Tentative Agenda
All times listed are in ET

09 November
1000-1015: Welcome Remarks
1015-1045: DOE Labs Overview / Tech Transfer
1045-1130: SOFWERX 101 / Acquisition Agility Brief
1130-1145: SOCOM Perspective
1200-1300: Lunch (on your own)
1300-1500: DOE Lab Presentations
1500-1515: Break
1515-1715: DOE Lab Presentations
1715: End Remarks

10 November
1000-1200: DOE Lab Presentations
1200-1300: Lunch (on your own)
1300-1500: DOE Lab Presentations
1500-1515: Break
1515-1715: DOE Lab Presentations
1715-1730: End Remarks and Wrap Up

Please note: Agenda is subject to change

How You Can Participate
Industry, Academia, National Labs, and Non-Traditionals
Request to Attend: Click Here to Request to Attend (NLT 02 November)

For event-related questions, please contact Claire Hawley, [email protected]