NREL supports the clean energy innovation pipeline by accelerating the transfer of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the marketplace. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center helps connect emerging clean energy businesses with the financial community, NREL technical expertise and facilities, and the broader clean energy ecosystem. NREL supports small business growth and development both inside and outside of the lab, and strives to foster a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.


  • DOE Lab-Corps Program
  • NREL Commercialization Assistance Program
  • Small Business Vouchers Pilot
  • Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator
  • Small Business Program


  • NREL Industry Growth Forum
  • NREL Innovation Showcase


  • Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED)
  • Incubatenergy
  • NREL Investor Advisory Board



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