Do you have a game-changing energy innovation?
Energy researchers all over the country are coming up with revolutionary ideas that have the potential to change how America uses energy. However, moving research from the lab to commercialization is challenging due to needing extensive R&D efforts, long validation requirements and the building of prototypes, limited early-stage capital, and difficulty scaling from the laboratory technology to commercial-readiness. Technology needs time, access to R&D resources, and sound business models in order to move toward the marketplace.
Innovation Crossroads is a new program at Oak Ridge National Lab that, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, is providing a runway for the innovators who will disrupt the energy economy. Innovation Crossroads allows entrepreneurial researchers to be located at ORNL, tapping into some of the best scientific resources in the country while simultaneously injecting new ideas into the national lab. Innovators will also receive mentorship to develop their business models and be more prepared to launch an energy company.
Application Note: Fill out a pre-application today to have the opportunity to be part of the second Innovation Crossroads cohort.