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Title: Los Alamos National Laboratory Gas Sensors Commercialization Webinar January 28, 2015

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
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Conference: LANL Gas Sensors Webinar ; 2015-01-28 - 2015-01-28 ; Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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United States
Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization(32); gas sensors, webinar

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Barber, Laura Jeaneen. Los Alamos National Laboratory Gas Sensors Commercialization Webinar January 28, 2015. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Barber, Laura Jeaneen. Los Alamos National Laboratory Gas Sensors Commercialization Webinar January 28, 2015. United States.
Barber, Laura Jeaneen. 2015. "Los Alamos National Laboratory Gas Sensors Commercialization Webinar January 28, 2015". United States. doi:.
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author = {Barber, Laura Jeaneen},
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  • The study project was undertaken to investigate how entrepreneurial small businesses with technology licenses can develop product and market strategies sufficiently persuasive to attract resources and exploit commercialization opportunities. The study attempts to answer two primary questions: (1) What key business development strategies are likely to make technology transfers successful, and (2) How should the plan best be presented in order to attract resources (e.g., personnel, funding, channels of distribution)? In the opinion of the investigator, Calidex Corporation, if the business strategies later prove to be successful, then the plan model has relevance for any technology licensee attempting to accumulatemore » resources and bridge from technology resident in government laboratories to the commercial marketplace. The study utilized SciBus Analytical, Inc. (SciBus), a Los Alamos National Laboratory CRADA participant, as the paradigm small business technology licensee. The investigator concluded that the optimum value of the study lay in the preparation of an actual business development plan for SciBus that might then have, hopefully, broader relevance and merit for other private sector technology transfer licensees working with various Government agencies.« less
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