Clean Energy Innovations Available to Industry

NREL and the other DOE National Laboratories house some of the best and brightest minds in clean tech. Businesses and entrepreneurs can engage with the labs through licensing technologies that have already been developed, by partnering on development of a technology, or through testing and validation of their technology. As an entrepreneur, it can be … More Clean Energy Innovations Available to Industry

Reflections on 2015 Clean Energy Initiatives

2015 was a busy year for our team! We launched 4 new initiatives, grew existing programs, and strived to strengthen our impact on the clean energy ecosystem. Join us as we reflect on our 2015 programs, and look forward to the year ahead. Industry Growth Forum (IGF)  The IGF convened 350 investors and entrepreneurs in Denver, … More Reflections on 2015 Clean Energy Initiatives

6 Energy Efficiency Tech Startups Join Innovation Incubator

This morning, six promising early stage commercial buildings technology companies were announced as the second cohort of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, IN2. IN2 is a five-year $10 million program funded through the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by NREL. The program provides selected companies up to $250,000 in technical and business assistance, in order … More 6 Energy Efficiency Tech Startups Join Innovation Incubator

30 Startups to Present at 2015 Forum

The National Renewable Energy Lab is excited to announce the 30 competitively selected startup companies who will be presenting at the 2015 Industry Growth Forum. The selected companies will pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and industry experts on November 3 and 4th in Denver, Colorado. 2015 Presenting Companies:  Acumentrics/New CO2 Fuels … More 30 Startups to Present at 2015 Forum

Empowering Clean Technology Commercialization

Commercializing a technology is hard work!  For entrepreneurs, the commercialization process can be long, arduous and risky, with no tried and true blueprint to follow. But given seemingly insurmountable odds, entrepreneurs can and do bring impactful innovations to market every day; innovations that can change the energy equation and help us transform the future of sustainable energy. … More Empowering Clean Technology Commercialization

4 startups selected into Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is excited to partner with Wells Fargo on the Innovation Incubator (IN2) program. Company’s with early stage commercial buildings technologies who are accepted into the IN2 program will have the opportunity to utilize the unique facilities and expertise at NREL to advance their technology forward into the marketplace. The following … More 4 startups selected into Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

National Labs in the Clean Energy Ecosystem

The clean energy and technology industry has seen it’s share of growth and bust cycles, paired with numerous regulatory and technology challenges. Despite past issues, 2014 was seen as a rebound for the industry, with overall investments increasing across the board (Source: BNEF Global Trends in Clean Energy Investment, 1/9/15). Indicators such as declining solar … More National Labs in the Clean Energy Ecosystem