Accelerating Your Innovation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Clean-tech hardware-based startups are challenging. They require significant risk, capital, and time. Innovation Crossroads is a two-year fellowship program, based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that provides innovators with the needed resources to develop and de-risk their technology. Throughout the two-year program, aspiring energy and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs are linked with experts, mentors, and networks in technology related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to marketplace.
How We Support Our Fellows
Are you an entrepreneur interested in being a part of our program? Through an annual call each fall, applications are accepted and following a rigorous review and interview process, up to seven innovators are select. Selected innovators will receive a fellowship that includes a personal living stipend, health insurance, and travel allowance, plus substantial funding to use on collaborative research and development at ORNL.
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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office
Mission: Catalyze research, development and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to drive U.S. economic competitiveness and energy production.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Mission: Support investments in technologies to achieve a shared integrated grid: a power system that is highly flexible. Resilient, and connected and that optimizes energy production, delivery, and use by integrating utility and customer owned resources.
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