The Energy Department has investedÂ $2.3 million in a program to transition clean energy technologies from national laboratories to the marketplace.
DOE intends for theÂ Lab-Corps initiative to provide market feedback toÂ national lab researchers and train them toÂ develop startup businesses, industryÂ partnerships andÂ licensing agreements, the department said Wednesday.
âIn support of the Presidentâs Lab-to-Market Initiative, the Lab-Corps program launched today supports the entrepreneurial spirit at our national labs and will bring new lab technologies to market that advance American leadership in clean energy,”Â said David Danielson,Â assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Six national labs have joined the acceleratorÂ program to form and mentorÂ entrepreneurial teams over the next year to bringÂ sustainable transportation, renewable power and energy efficiency lab technologies to market.
Each team will gain access to training andÂ commercialization resources such as technology validation and testing, techno-economic analysis and other services.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory willÂ work with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory to develop and manage the training program across the laboratory sites.