Technology Commercialization and Licensing

Collaborating with us enables you to tap into our pool of technologies that increase speed to market and reduce risk. We have nearly 4,000 patents issued and our ongoing pipeline of research helps deliver mature leading-edge solutions.
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Innovation with Impact

With over 90 years of constant innovation efforts, we created a reputation for thinking "out of the box" in several key technical domains. Our strong and well-developed scientific base enabled us to design numerous evolving and newly developed capabilities that become the foundation of our technology commercialization program.

Lighthouse Partners

Battelle helps our lighthouse partners shift the way they bring new technology to market. We offer early-stage technology that is ready to mature and the diverse expertise needed to bring it to market.

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Battelle RavenStar™

RavenStar™ is a ultrawide bandwidth steerable RU, with an integrated antenna, that can simultaneously support the entire FR1 band. Learn how this groundbreaking antenna simplifies the complexities of building out 5G networks (and beyond) while reducing cost.
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Our Intellectual Property

Explore below some innovative examples that best reflect our key technical thrusts in the applied sciences:

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Commercialization Milestones

Photo: Xerox machine designed by Battelle Solvers


Instrumental in the research and development of the Xerox machine, Battelle sold its patents and rights to Haloid Co. (later Xerox Corp.) in 1955.

Photo: Abstract photo of hypersonic technology from Battelle

Fiber-Optic Technology for Telecommunications

In 1971, Battelle perfected and patented a system of transferring information through the modulation of a laser beam, providing the catalyst for their early fiber optics work. Years later in 1987, Battelle joined forces with Mitsubishi and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation to form Photon Integration Research Inc. (PIRI) to commercialize fiber optic technologies.

Photo: Close up view of the DroneDefender technology.

DroneDefender Counter-UAS Device

Acquired by Dedrone in 2019, the DroneDefender device is a directed-energy unmanned aircraft system (UAS) countermeasure developed by Battelle.

90+ Years of Innovation for Societal Benefit

Battelle is the largest independent nonprofit applied science and technology organization in the world. We support a diverse spectrum of clients, from small start-up companies to multinational corporations and government agencies.

Battelle operates in a fast-paced environment to figure out the world’s most difficult scientific challenges. Our partners trust us to provide independent and advanced solutions that transform our world for the better. With 90 years of innovations and counting, we’re committed to problem-solve for the future.


The Foundational Years

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The Acceleration Age

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The Space Age

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The Biotech Age

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The Global Guardian Age

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