As part of its mission to create start-up companies through the commercialization of research performed at the region’s larger institutions, Accelerate Long Island is holding its first event aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to invest in local technology.

The Accelerate Long Island crew will be at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Monday showcasing several patent and technology opportunities available for commercialization by BNL. Further aiding those opportunities is the introduction of the federal Start-up America initiative, which has cut fees for start-up options at BNL and other national laboratories from as much as $50,000 to $1,000.

Technology available for commercialization that will be on display at the BNL event include a low-cost alternative to sulfur polymer cements, with great physical integrity specifications, even when submerged in water; a device to extract mercury from soil; a software engine that operates across an Internet domain to communicate with other sites or domains to schedule the process, handling and quality of ultra-large datasets; and several others. Read more