Going Green

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Federal/Private Energy Initiative

This is an interesting twist on federal/private partnerships.

October 31, 2007

DOE Seeks Clean Energy Entrepreneurs to Work at Three National Labs

Researchers at DOE's national laboratories may be experts in their field, but they may not be the ideal people to identify the business opportunities in their midst. With that in mind, DOE launched its new Entrepreneur in Residence Program on October 24th, calling for business people with start-up experience to spend up to one year working directly with technical management and staff at one of three national laboratories: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or Sandia National Laboratories. The main intent is to commercialize energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, so each entrepreneur must be sponsored by an established venture capital firm that has at least $10 million in funds available for energy efficiency and renewable energy technology investment and has an overall fund size of at least $100 million. DOE plans to...(complete article here).

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