In this webinar, learn about new activities planned for the FY23 IMPEL program cycle, and its continuing mission to support Innovators in the building sector move their technology toward commercialization. Meet the IMPEL team and its roster of expert coaches, mentor panel, advisors at DOE and Berkeley Lab, and last year’s cohort as they share their experiences with the program.

Buildings are responsible for about 40% of global carbon emissions. So curbing climate change absolutely requires that we decarbonize buildings.

There are plenty of great ideas out there. But often a mind that can “invent” a brilliant technical solution–like a new low-carbon building material, or software that dramatically cuts energy use–is not wired to “sell” their innovation.

IMPEL is the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office’s premier incubation engine. Implemented by Berkeley Lab, IMPEL focuses exclusively on technologies designed to achieve net zero built environments that promote wellness and resilience for all.

IMPEL provides coaching, mentoring, science-validation and access to powerful pipelines toward commercialization. Through the program, promising Innovators–researchers, academia, professionals, entrepreneurs-at-large–receive pitching and business model coaching. Then IMPEL connects them to investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in government and private industry; people who can help them get their great ideas out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

IMPEL Innovators have won millions of dollars in grants, formed partnerships, and are achieving tech-to-market milestones they need to take to scale up and commercialize their creations —with a vision to help the world achieve a zero carbon built environment promoting equitable wellness and resilience.