Technology-to-Market Program

American leadership in energy innovation is key to growing the domestic economy, creating jobs, and ensuring energy security. But underlying structural challenges continue to weaken the American innovation ecosystem, limiting the economic return on research and development (R&D) investments.

EERE's Technology-to-Market Program (Tech-to-Market) strengthens the innovation ecosystem by eliminating common barriers that prevent market exploration of new energy technologies. Tech-to-Market does not fund individual technologies. Instead, we are reimagining the pathway to market for competitive clean energy technologies by addressing two interrelated areas: market readiness and resource access. 

Click on the resource blocks below to learn more about how we work with the DOE national labs, innovators, industry and investors to bolster American innovation and competitiveness.

News and Blog Posts

ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition
Winning technology is a novel solar cell architecture that increases solar panel efficiency by 5%, which will subsequently lower manufacturing costs.
Cleantech University Prize 2018 Wrap Up
Here's a summary as we’ve traveled to attend the eight regional Cleantech University Prize competitions.
Aerospec Technologies Win 2018 Clean Energy Trust Cleantech UP Competition
Aerospec Technologies from Northwestern University took home the top $50,000 prize at Clean Energy Trust’s 2018 Cleantech University Prize.
Iris PV and NREL Work to Modernize Rooftop Solar Production with Tandem Solar Panels
Iris Photovoltaics, Inc. is working to modernize how silicon solar panels are manufactured and increase efficiency to a range of 25-30%.


Rice Business Plan Competition, Houston, TX, April 5-7, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University's Allegheny Region Cleantech UP Collegiate Competition, Pittsburgh, PA, April 6, 2018

MIT's Clean Energy Prize Grand Finals, Cambridge, MA, April 13, 2018

Caltech's First Look West (FLoW) Collegiate Competition, Pasadena, CA, May 24, 2018

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