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The Department of Energy and Office of Technology Transitions works with federal partners across all federal agencies to accelerate our combined commercialization impact. Please find the helpful resources below regarding opportunities to connect with us and the National Labs through our office initiatives and programs. 

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Energy I-Corps

The Office of Technology Transitions’ Energy I-Corps program pairs teams of researchers with industry mentors for an intensive two-month training. During this time, participants learn how to define technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways for their technologies. These teams will return to the lab with a framework for industry engagement to guide future research and inform a culture of market awareness within the labs.

To learn more about the Energy I-Corps program and how to participate, visit the website here.

InnovationXlab

The Office of Technology Transitions’ InnovationXLab summits facilitate a two-way exchange of information and ideas between industry, universities, manufacturers, investors, and end-use customers with innovators and experts from across the National Labs and broader DOE R&D complex. These events were designed in collaboration with the Labs to expand the commercial impact of the substantial investment in the National Lab innovation portfolio. Past event topics include Artificial Intelligence, Biomanufacturing, Energy Storage, Advanced Manufacturing, and Grid Modernization.

To learn more about our InnovationXlab series, click here.

Data Collection & Evaluation

Every year, the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) tracks more than 70 technology transfer-related metrics from across all of DOE’s laboratories, sites, and facilities to develop its statutorily mandated reports to Congress. This data tracks areas such as the number of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, new inventions, patent applications, invention licenses, copyright licenses, and royalty income earned.

To learn more about OTT’s data collection, please explore our Data Collection & Evaluation page here.

Lab Partnering Service

The Office of Technology Transitions’ Lab Partnering Service (LPS) offers unprecedented access to the world’s most advanced scientific facilities and researchers across the Department’s National Lab complex. LPS provides investors, and other parties looking to advance energy innovation, a single online platform to connect with leading DOE National Laboratory technical experts to quickly answer innovation questions, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships. Visitors can easily search hundreds of technologies, experts, facilities, and success stories tailored to their individual needs. The site also houses subject specific portals (COVID-19, Space, Artificial Intelligence) and a dedicated Visual Patent Search.

To explore our Lab Partnering Service, click here.