Accelerating Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies
PNNL's most promising technologies related to building energy efficiency, biofuels, transportation, renewable energy, and/or advanced technology will receive a boost in commercialization efforts as a result of DOE's new Lab-Corps Program. Lab-Corps is a specialized technology accelerator and training curriculum for DOE's national laboratories. Its purpose is to enable lab teams to gain direct market feedback on technologies and pursue development of startup companies, industry partnerships, licensing agreements, and other business opportunities.
"While we already have a long history of moving new technologies to market in support of DOE's mission, it's very exciting to be selected for the EERE Lab-Corps Program,” said Mike Rinker, who oversees PNNL's research portfolio for DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. "This will provide significant resources for us to truly focus and accelerate the commercialization of our most promising clean energy technologies."
As one of five national laboratories participating in the Lab-Corps Training Program, PNNL will select two clean energy technologies and assemble teams, each comprising a Principal Investigator, Entrepreneurial Lead and an Industrial Mentor. These two teams will then participate in the Lab-Corps training curriculum, which is designed to identify private sector opportunities for commercialization of the technologies. See the DOE news release for more information.