The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) program improvements.
The TCF was created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and includes a nearly $25 million annual funding opportunity that leverages the R&D funding in the applied energy programs to mature potentially high-impact energy technologies. TCF funds are matched with funds from private partners to advance promising energy technologies for commercial purposes and strengthen partnerships between DOE’s National Labs.
This RFI seeks information from a broad range of interested parties that could inform the prospective re-design and implementation of the TCF. Specifically, DOE is interested in gathering information relevant to the program structure and process, partners, non-federal matching funds, and potential to leverage other DOE programs.
The Office of Technology Transitions develops DOE’s policy and vision for expanding the commercial impacts of its research investments, and streamlines information and access to DOE’s National Labs, sites, and facilities to foster partnerships that will move innovations from the labs into the marketplace.