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Battelle Connects With San Diego Technology and Venture Community Oct. 20

Posted on Oct 19, 2011


SAN DIEGO, CA., 19 October, 2011—What sort of organization can claim responsibility for building better robots, helping treat heart disease and cleaning up naval bases?

Columbus, Ohio-based research giant Battelle puts its scientific know-how to work tackling all those important technological challenges and it does so upon a legacy of other long-standing significant technological achievements. The world’s largest independent research and development organization has had a hand in inventing the Xerox machine, bar codes and cruise control among many other inventions spanning a breadth of scientific and technical disciplines.

Battelle joins with CONNECT, a nonprofit organization catalyzing the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego, on Oct. 20 to familiarize San Diego’s tech community with Battelle’s capabilities in a three-tracked interactive seminar to hear from top experts on trends in Health and Life Sciences; Energy, Environment and Material Sciences; and National Security.

Also joining senior leaders from Battelle are representatives from Battelle Ventures, a fund actively seeking to invest in key areas along with its affiliate fund, Innovation Valley Partners (IVP). The two groups have a combined $255 million under management to create and accelerate the development of early-stage technology companies with breakthrough solutions to key market problems.

Battelle, with local offices at 655 West Broadway in the heart of San Diego, has long had a quiet but influential presence in Southern California working with both commercial and government clients.

That work has included support to U.S. Navy, Army and Marine Corps clients, in areas such as environmental restoration and remediation, and biofuel development, as well as support to leading medical device and diagnostic companies.


  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 20
  • Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Place: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    122275 El Camino Real
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92130
  • RSVP to Taylor Peterson at

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.


CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies in the San Diego region and is widely regarded as one of the world's most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products in high tech and life sciences. The program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.  Key to our success has been the unique "culture of collaboration" between research organizations, capital sources, professional service providers and the established industries.  CONNECT has been recognized by Time, Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines and last year received the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for creation of Regional Innovation Clusters.   CONNECT manages the San Diego Innovation Hub (iHub) designated by the state of California Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2010.         

Media Contacts

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Media Contacts

Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544