Partner Support

Connecting New Opportunities, Solutions, and Partnerships

Partnering with LVOC unlocks access to more than scientific resources. LVOC also houses teams from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicated to building and facilitating relationships with industry, government, and academic partners. Whether you are looking to identify new market segments or develop academic or government partnerships, LVOC has a team to help.

Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO)

Bringing LLNL science and technology to the private sector

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IPO serves as a focal point for LLNL engagement with industry—through technology commercialization, fostering entrepreneurship, or business development activities, IPO’s mission is to grow the economy by advancing the development and commercialization of LLNL’s scientific discoveries.

IPO identifies new economic opportunities and solutions and transfers those to the private sector through licensing or partnerships for the benefit of the U.S. economy. LVOC’s close proximity to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area enables close connections with innovators of all roles and backgrounds.

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Academic Engagement Office (AEO)

Fostering collaborations and sustaining long-term academic partnerships

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AEO engages students and faculty in collaborative research and development, work study opportunities, and educational activities that support DOE/NNSA programmatic objectives, address national security workforce needs, and enhance community awareness and understanding of science.

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Office of Governmental and External Affairs (OGEA)

Developing partnerships between LLNL and government stakeholders

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The OGEA team partners with LLNL’s senior management to develop and manage strong and productive relationships between the Laboratory and federal, state, and local government stakeholders.

OGEA is responsible for planning and guiding the Laboratory’s governmental relations program and advocacy efforts, as well as building a strategy for engagement with the local community, various boards and councils, and partners such as the Livermore Lab Foundation.

LLNL Protocol and Special Events Office

Serving as LLNL’s primary point of contact for events and logistics

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Protocol provides effective logistical design and management services to include the following:

  • Serving as the logistical lead and arranging requirements, such as badging, Laboratory tours, hotel contract negotiation, meeting room management, exhibit and poster display, audio-visual services, parking, transportation and special events.
  • Preparing and distributing agendas, contacting and coordinating speakers, information sheets and maps, room confirmations, name badges and place cards, briefing information packets, lunch, reception, and dinner invitations.
  • Escorting visitors/meeting attendees and remaining at the event to provide oversight of planned logistics.


Partnering with Us

Potential collaborators come to LVOC with different challenges, capabilities, and resources. We tailor engagements to help meet your needs. If you have a big idea that could benefit from national laboratory expertise, we’d like to hear from you. Connect with us to explore opportunities for collaborations or plan a visit to the campus.

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