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National Labs, Profiles, and Contacts

The DOE National Labs address large scale, complex research and development challenges with a multidisciplinary approach that places an emphasis on translating basic science to innovation. To learn more about these world-class facilities or to explore collaborative SBIR/STTR opportunities, please contact the facility point of contact listed below.

Check out the American-Made Challenges website to explore their network of connectors that have committed time and personnel to support the prize competitions administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). You might find a connector that is just the partner you are looking for. 

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) releases collaborative solicitations through the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) to “pursue promising energy technologies for commercial purposes.” The Base Annual Appropriations TCF is a nearly $30 million funding opportunity that leverages funding in the applied energy programs to mature promising energy technologies with the potential for high impact across DOE's Research, Development, Demonstration (RD&D) and commercial application continuum. Solicitations look for collaboration between the national labs and the private sector. A program to keep on your radar in the event your company’s capabilities are a match. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (which provided more than $62 billion to DOE for RD&D and commercial application) TCF, OTT works collaboratively across relevant DOE program offices to pursue activities that broadly support the commercialization of promising energy technologies. Subscribe to OTT’s newsletter to receive timely news and updates.

Managed by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and sponsored by its Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP) seeks to move innovations into deployment at scale quickly and efficiently by providing clean tech scientists turned entrepreneurs with a two-year funded fellowship within a LEEP node.  LEEP nodes are currently located at Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  LEEP provides entrepreneurs with unprecedented resources as well as scientific and business mentorship to move their startup technology into the market.

LEEP Contacts:

Joe Cresko - Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing Office; Email: joe.cresko@ee.doe.gov

Dick Co - Director, Chain Reaction Innovations - Argonne National Laboratory; chainreaction@anl.gov

Dan Miller - Director, Innovation Crossroads - Oak Ridge National Laboratory; innvcrossrds@ornl.gov

Thomas Kirchstetter - Acting Division Director, Cyclotron Road Lawrence - Berkeley National Laboratory; cyclotronroad_admin@lbl.gov

Rachelle Ihly - Director, West Gate National Renewable Energy Laboratory; westgate@nrel.gov

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) offer a similar self-managed LEEP opportunity.  Learn more about their program here.

Contact: Candice Siebenthal, Program Manager, candices@lanl.gov