The BIS challenges the National Labs to develop early-stage, potentially large-scale solutions to national energy issues. The process facilitates collaborative, cross-Laboratory, multidisciplinary teams and provides a unique outlet for National Lab-generated ideas.
The 2017 BIS is the fourth summit in the series. On March 9 and 10, 2017, the Summit featured remarks from Secretary Perry and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, presentations from National Laboratory teams on new Big Ideas, commentary from DOE and Laboratory leadership, breakout sessions and panel discussions, status reports from previous Big Ideas, and other complementary talks intended to spur discussions of new and/or bold ideas that can advance the Department’s energy priorities.
In parallel with the 4th Big Ideas Summit, we celebrated the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program’s first cohort and welcomed 15 new...Learn More
The Big Ideas Summit brings together experts from our 17 National Laboratories and DOE programs to present and discuss the boldest, most innovative...Learn More