The Neutrino Donut – Consulting Services

The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy with a focus on technology commercialization. Our focus is on managing the development process for startups, understanding the use of grant processes, business development, and fundraising programs via Angel and Venture markets. We have worked with startups in all aspects of the development lifecycle. We have an extensive understanding of the ecosystems for universities, startups, grant programs, and global projects. We provide consulting services for partners as well as our own clients.  We have been CEO and senior management in multiple startups – the result of the process is income.

In this process, we have completed over 300 technology assessments and over 250 business development projects in innovative technologies over the last ten years for domestic and international clients, including universities and startups.  A full list of recent projects is contained on The Neutrino Donut site.  We are a founding member of the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS).

We have completed multiple programs and implemented processes for evaluation of technologies and demonstrated commercialization paths for execution.  We have conducted technology assessment projects for multiple players in the marketplace on behalf of NIH, NSF, DoD, DoE, and other government agencies. We have been a member of grant review panels for NIH and DoD and provided services in the evaluation of technologies and budget processes.

We provide a full-service review of the SBIR process for our clients. The process starts with the definition of the project and a review by program management. We work with the research groups on their role, budgetary costing processes, and the development of a commercialization plan. We have developed commercialization reports in support of SBIR Phase 2 Grants. These projects varied from writing the full report for the grant, consulting on the writing of the report, creating product and customer definition and the resultant revenue models as well as managing letters of support from identified partners.  We have been successful in identifying partners and processes for market entry and the management of these steps through the SBIR process. We have developed licensing strategies with universities and external parties, providing research on product models and royalty processes.

We have provided fundraising services with external angel and venture groups. We worked with these groups in developing presentations, highlighting discussions on the project, the asks, and the long-term plan. We connected these startups with multiple groups who evaluated the companies for fundraising. The use of the SBIR process is key to this process – technical and financial validation is key to understanding the success of the next steps.

Our international projects included being a senior member of teams responsible for commercialization of entrepreneurial efforts in Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Chile, Ukraine, Russia, Qatar and other countries. 

We have delivered commercialization services and training programs for domestic and international clients.

We are interested in working with your organization to expand the resources available to you for commercialization of technologies.

The Neutrino Donut, LLC – New Projects

The Donut is currently working on multiple projects for market development and commercialization as part of SBIR programs. The projects include reaching out to industry players in each area, developing a commercialization strategy, and the writing of the commercialization report for the grant process.

These projects include:

Optical Quantum Networks

Photon Detectors

3D Bioimaging for Agriculture

Solid State Polymer Electrolytes

Avalanche Detection

Scalable Computing Systems

Solar to Hydrogen Generation

Crystal Diamonds

Down Hole Drilling

CO2 Recycling

Water Sensors

Root Analysis for Agriculture

Geothermal Technologies

Glass Scintillators.

Pepperdine University – 2020 Most Fundable Companies Competition – The Neutrino Donut – In Kind Sponsor

The Neutrino Donut is part of the Pepperdine University Most Fundable Companies competition and is providing services to these startups.

The showcase is online at

The Neutrino Donut / Austin Technology Incubator and Partners Launch Consortium to Support Innovators Fighting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics – Launch Event

I would like to introduce you to the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) and invite you to our virtual launch event on Tuesday, October 6 at 10AM CDT.

The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) will work toward pandemic readiness, response, recovery and resiliency. A collaborative group of many organizations in the academic, public and private sectors has formed the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS). Organized by Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin, the consortium will coordinate efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics by supporting innovators working toward pandemic readiness, response, recovery and resiliency.

Austin Technology Incubator and Partners Launch Consortium to Support Innovators Fighting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

TEXGHS is positioned to spearhead the creation and long-term success of a health security innovation ecosystem in Texas where equitable, inclusive solutions launch locally and grow globally. The initial focus of the consortium is the coordination of current resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem, and that will be followed by a statewide expansion to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, commercialization, workforce development and manufacturing at the intersection of health security and technology.

COVID-19 has underscored the importance of global health security and the need to build more resilient communities, ready to respond to infectious disease threats and quickly return to normalcy. Many researchers and entrepreneurs are now working to address this timely need. TEXGHS will lead a collaborative and well-coordinated effort across consortia to facilitate a quicker and more effective response for ongoing and future infectious disease threats.

TEXGHS will guide coordinated efforts among members, including company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, investment , institutional research collaboration, cooperation among networks of global health security experts, representation to local, state and federal governments, resource mapping across the innovation ecosystem, prototyping, engineering, and legal and regulatory support.

We are seeking corporate partners and sponsors for our programs. Our virtual launch event will feature speakers from around the globe to discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19. The event will also highlight how TEXGHS has created a unique innovation ecosystem that brings together academic, public, and private sector partners to respond to COVID-19 and help prevent the next pandemic.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / 10AM CDT

Virtual (Zoom)


Keynote speaker:

Peter Hotez – Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine


Moredreck Chibi – World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Lead

Adriana Cruz – Office of the Governor of the State of Texas

Sarah (Michel) Gerwig – TEXGHS and CEO, UpGlobal Consulting – Event moderator

Jay Hartzell – President, The University of Texas at Austin

Donna Howard – House Member, Texas House of Representatives

Clay Johnston – Dean, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Verena Kallhoff – Texas Health CoLab, Dell Medical School – Panel moderator

Lisa McDonald – TEXGHS and Director of Healthcare, Austin Technology Incubator

Register now to hear speakers from around the globe and discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19.

The Neutrino Donut, LLC is a founding member of TEXGHS. I hope to see you on October 6 for the launch of TEXGHS. Stay safe and healthy.

The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy based on the management of programs to advance emerging technologies into the marketplace. We have extensive experience in the development of commercialization strategies, including product development, market entry issues, short- and long-term budget/revenue planning, identification of key partners, and corporate design.
We have developed institutional programs on the commercialization of emerging technologies, utilizing SBIR/STTR grant programs, licensing, and VC programs to develop a pipeline for startups and their corporate/government partners.

We have expertise across biotech, IT products, medical devices, materials science, energy systems, agriculture systems, and consumer goods. The development of commercialization strategies includes ongoing relationships with key players in each program area.

We have also developed grant applications for technologies with RADx grants in the COVID-19 area.

Management of Science and Technology

The Water Council – Tech Challenge


Accepting applications thru Nov. 1

Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions for water quality sensing and/or remediating for: 1) heavy metals and industrial chemicals (such as lead, PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater, and 2) microbiological organisms in water and remediation using alternative disinfection technologies (non-chlorine)

Tech interests: Presence of illicit discharges to storm and sanitary sewers; presence of pathogens in water distribution system, wastewater effluent, and biosolids; process monitoring of wastewater treatment; point of use industrial applications; municipal water supply; well water disinfection; industrial wastewater discharge; municipal wastewater effluent; water reuse, including potable.


The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development–from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.