The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Commerce are committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing through connecting businesses with the resources they need to succeed. Home to some of the world’s most powerful lasers, fastest super computers, and talented researchers, DOE’s national labs offer a wealth of technical resources to help industry develop new products and services.

The MITEC Boot Camps in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, and Virginia are designed to help small- to medium-sized enterprises access DOE national lab capabilities and assets.

Learn how you can engage with two DOE national labs—the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)—to scale a material, utilize a set of mixed equipment for testing with expert advice from a scientist and/or engineer, and more. Leading experts will provide information on several federal funding opportunities to work with the labs.

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You will also have a chance to learn how to work with your local Department of Commerce NIST-MEP (Manufacturing Extension
Partnership) to integrate new ideas and technologies into your manufacturing. 

If you are a small- to medium-sized business in Michigan, Georgia, or Virginia – RSVP now using the following links.

RSVP Today

Michigan: September 14, 2016, at NextEnergy in Detroit from 9 AM – 3 PM RSVP HERE

Georgia: October 4, 2016, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta from 9 AM – 3 PM RSVP HERE

Virginia: October 6, 2016, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg from 9 AM – 4 PM RSVP HERE


Panels will discuss the capabilities and resources of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, how to access these resources (including federal funding opportunities), and innovation ecosystem assets in each state. Ample time will be provided for networking and visiting exhibits.

Am I eligible to participate in this program?

Qualified companies must be based in the state of the boot camp, have under 500 employees, and be involved in one or more of the following advanced energy technology areas:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Water power
  • Bioenergy
  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Vehicle technology
  • Buildings technology
  • Energy efficiency
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing

Participants must also be willing to take a 10 minute pre-event survey by the American Jobs Project.


$25 includes free on-site parking, presentation, boxed lunch, coffee/water and afternoon snack.