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Texas entrepreneurs with innovative solutions in advanced materials, AI & advanced computing, biotechnology, space systems, or energy transition are invited to apply for the Lab Embedded Entrepreneur Program (LEEP) at Los Alamos National Lab.
LEEP is managed by the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation. The unique program is designed to match entrepreneurs with a large network of mentors, customers, investors, seed capital, and the unique expertise and resources of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Working with the researchers of LANL, entrepreneurs can develop deep technology and take it to commercialization.
The main focus is working with the researchers of LANL to develop a deep technology and take it to commercialization. The program may last up to two years, and it provides the fellow a stipend ($80K – $120K) they are working with LANL’s scientists, according to a spokesperson.
Applications are open through April 17.
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