Toast Technology at Demo Day, July 17: An all-day collaboration of scientific expertise and entrepreneurship at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos

July 10, 2023

Historic Fuller Lodge, which served as a community center during the Manhattan Project and still does today, hosts Los Alamos Demo Day July 17. Credit: National Park Service

All types of innovators and entrepreneurial-minded people are invited to Los Alamos National Laboratory Showcase and Demo Day. The day of deep-tech presentations and roundtable conversations with Lab experts, area entrepreneurs investors and government leaders takes place on Monday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.

Historic Fuller Lodge served as a dining hall for the Los Alamos Ranch School beginning in 1928, and when the school was purchased by the U.S. government during the Manhattan Project in 1942, it served as a community center for its workers. Recently, it was also a filming location for the forthcoming movie, "Oppenheimer," premiering later this month.

Eighty years after the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory specializes in national security science, which stretches beyond military applications to include the security of the country’s energy supply, food supply, environment, public health and economy. Discussions at Demo Day will cover innovations both at the Laboratory and in the private sector in biotech, clean energy transition and space systems. The exposition will also feature opportunities in partnerships and technology assistance in these sectors, with a focus on growing the economy in New Mexico.

Lab Director Thom Mason will be the keynote speaker and Deputy Lab Director for Science, Technology and Engineering John Sarrao will give closing remarks. The day’s events will break for lunch and wrap with "TappedIn," a showcase of local beers and Los Alamos technology ready for partnerships and commercialization.

Presentations and roundtable discussions with Lab experts, entrepreneurs and government leaders will strive to solve national security problems in areas such as clean energy, biosecurity and space science. Albuquerque's Yun Li will discuss her collaboration with the Lab to develop filtration membranes for pharmeceuticals via her startup company, Filtravate. Harshul Thakkar of LANL will discuss innovations in clean hydrogen.

The event is part of Los Alamos ScienceFest, July 7-18,  and co-organized by Los Alamos MainStreet, the Feynman Center for Innovation and the New Mexico Lab Embedded Entrepreneur Program (New Mexico LEEP), a new program providing a two-year fellowship with Lab experts for entrepreneurs focusing on deep tech for national security.

The event is free, but registration is required. Click here for a full agenda and to RSVP. 

The registration link also includes an option to attend virtually.