Innovator Engagement

The Feynman Center encourages an entrepreneurial mindset within the Laboratory’s technical workforce by providing training and tools to explore opportunities for researchers’ technologies as commercial products and applications. These resources also improve technologists’ communication and presentation skills for use with potential partners, licensees or even government sponsors.



DisrupTECH is an annual showcase of the disruptive technologies being developed by scientists at the Laboratory. Industry experts coach staff & postdocs to discover the commercial potential of their research by identifying product opportunities, understanding investor perspectives and improving pitching skills. The program culminates at the DisrupTECH forum where participants give their final pitch to an audience of community leaders, Laboratory colleagues, business professionals, and potential investors.
To learn more about when the next DisrupTECH event is taking place, please click here.

Postdoc Entrepreneur Fellowship

Postdoc entrepreneurs spend 6 months exploring and evaluating the product, market and customer opportunities related to their technology using the Lean Startup Method. They develop a business model and roadmap to commercialize the technology.

Energy I-Corps

Energy I-Corps is a Department of Energy program that provides entrepreneurial education to national laboratory researchers. It is a two-month intensive training where the researchers define technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways for their technologies. The goal is to accelerate the transfer of technologies from national laboratories into the commercial marketplace.
To learn more about the teams and technologies that have participated or how to get involved, please click here.

FedTech Startup Studio 

FedTech Startup Studio is a venture creation program that pairs lab technology with aspiring entrepreneurs teams to walk through the lean startup model, while focusing on the unique aspects of commercializing federally funded technologies. National laboratory teams are funded by NNSA and DOE Office of Technology Transition.