The Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies
U.S. leadership in critical and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, quantum, and microelectronics are key to enabling economic prosperity and our national security. These technologies will be a major source of new discoveries and breakthroughs, strengthen our ability to counter national security threats, and increase access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy.
The mission of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies is to leverage capabilities and expertise across the Department of Energy and its 17 National Laboratories to sustain and extend U.S. leadership in technology in support of DOE’s energy, science, and security mission.
The Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies will focus collective efforts across the Department to:
- Amplify DOE expertise in critical and emerging technology and leverage these capabilities to solve critical science, energy, and security challenges facing the Nation;
- Coordinate DOE equities in critical and emerging technologies across diverse program portfolios, including the DOE National Labs, to support and inform policy making;
- Develop partnerships with industry and academia to advance breakthroughs and accelerate integration of technologies into the U.S. commercial sector.