DOE intends for the Lab-Corps initiative to provide market feedback to national lab researchers and train them to develop startup businesses, industry partnerships and licensing agreements, the department said Wednesday.
“In support of the President’s 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,” said David Danielson, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Six national labs have joined the accelerator program to form and mentor entrepreneurial teams over the next year to bring sustainable transportation, renewable power and energy efficiency lab technologies to market.
Each team will gain access to training and commercialization resources such as technology validation and testing, techno-economic analysis and other services.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory to develop and manage the training program across the laboratory sites.