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Introducing the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation

Lab’s new approach toward commercialization
February 1, 2014
David Pesiri heads up the renamed Center for Innovation

David Pesiri heads up the renamed Center for Innovation


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While the Lab has been working to move its cutting-edge technology into the regional and American economy for decades, the newly launched Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) plans to move beyond the traditional approach to technology transfer to supply mission-focused innovation and technology transition. The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation will become more integrated with how Los Alamos delivers solutions for mission through three new teams:

1)    Strategic Sponsored Work: Deliver Innovation
2)    Market Transition: Deploy Innovation
3)    Innovation Assets: Foster Innovation

Named after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, former Lab employee and one of its first patent holders, the center embodies the creativity, unconstrained thinking and keen insight into solutions the program wants to adopt moving forward, said David Pesiri, the center's director.

“People who have worked with us in the past will see some changes in our approach to intellectual property protection, licensing strategy, our refocus on the regional economic development plan, industry partnerships and even new tools to increase competitiveness,” said Pesiri.

For more information on the organization’s new direction, visit its new web pages.