These days you can find anything on the web—even technology solutions ready for commercialization. Technologies developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are now among those listed on yet2.com, the first global forum for commercialization and technology transfer via the Internet.
Battelle, which manages the laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, is one of more than 60 founding sponsors of yet2.com—joining the likes of Mitsubishi, Proctor and Gamble, DuPont and Ford. Together, yet2.com's members represent approximately 15 percent of the world's annual research and development spending, making the site the single largest source of intellectual property.
Battelle already has submitted more than 40 patented technologies from Pacific Northwest and other laboratories it helps manage. These ready-to-license technologies appear at www.yet2.com.
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