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Investors play a vital role in helping our research move out of the lab and into the marketplace. Below investors will find a collection of resources bringing awareness to the current research, development, and partnering opportunities at the Department.

Resources

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.

Technology Commercialization Fund

The Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) is a $30+ million funding opportunity that leverages the R&D funding in the applied energy programs to mature promising energy technologies with the potential for high impact. It uses 0.9 percent of the funding for the Department’s applied energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application budget as well as matching funds from private partners to promote promising energy technologies for commercial purposes.

The goal of the TCF is two-fold. First, it is designed to increase the number of energy technologies developed at DOE’s National Labs that graduate to commercial development and achieve commercial impact. Second, the TCF enhances the Department’s technology transitions system with a forward-looking and competitive approach to lab-industry partnerships.

To learn more about TCF, including current awardees and how to apply, please visit our TCF page here.

ARPA-E

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances America's energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and market readiness. The Agency focuses on high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment and can be meaningfully advanced with a small investment over a defined period of time. The streamlined awards process enables ARPA-E to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge areas of energy research that have the potential to radically improve U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well being. 

Click here to visit the ARPA-e homepage.

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.