NOTE: Submission deadline for full applications extended to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET. 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) Technology-to-Market Program (Tech-to-Market) has announced the availability of up to $4.2 million for the Innovative Pathways Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0001703).

Tech-to-Market's Innovative Pathways Funding Opportunity seeks new ways to alleviate some of the common structural challenges facing promising new energy technologies on the pathway to market. Overcoming these common challenges will help bolster U.S. leadership in energy innovation, capturing the associated economic benefits and ensuring affordable and reliable American energy. 

Rather than funding individual technology solutions, Tech-to-Market seeks to fund mechanisms that create more efficient pathways to market for clean energy technologies.

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The Tech-to-Market Innovative Pathways Funding Opportunity seeks to surface new, testable, and scalable ways to address the following Topic areas:

Topic 1, Technical Community and Industry Collaboration, focuses on facilitating greater collaboration between the technical community and industry so that innovations can be explored by the market. A particular area of interest under Topic 1 is Models for Industry-Startup Partnerships.

Topic 2, Lowering Barriers to Resource Access, focuses on supporting new models that optimize access to the capital and physical resources needed to develop technologies into products. A particular area of interest under Topic 2 is New Investment Models.

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FOA Issue DateDecember 20, 2016
Informational WebinarsJanuary 4, 2017 at 2:00pm ET and February 10, 1:30pm ET
Submission Deadline for Full ApplicationsFebruary 22, 2017, 3:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer CommentsMarch 17, 2017, 3:00pm ET
Expected Date for EERE Selection NotificationsMay 2017
Expected Timeframe for Award NegotiationsJune to August 2017


Visit the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website to apply or see application requirements, deadlines, and other instructions.

E-mail for other Funding Opportunity-related questions. Include the funding opportunity name and number in the subject line.