|Title:||IMPEL+ Building technologies to Market.|
|Incubator Owner:||The Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-Mindset at the Labs (IMPEL).|
|Incubator Benefits:||IMPEL+ Innovators develop well-formulated and confident pitches to drive their buildings programs and technologies towards public or private sector engagement and funds, and advance them to market impact. They also gain a deeper understanding of market factors and a networking opportunity with other innovators, and are provided access to the IMPEL+ building technologies-focused resource toolkits.|
Following participation in the IMPEL+ workshops, Innovators will be eligible for two types of tech-to-market pipelines:
– Public Sector Pipelines: IMPEL+ Innovators seeking public sector engagement will be eligible to pitch to public sector leaders at the IMPEL National Showcases hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. This year’s IMPEL National Showcase Event is at Building Technologies Office 2020 Peer PReview, with an audience of DOE leaders and industry experts.
– Private Sector Pipelines: IMPEL+ Innovators seeking private sector engagement will be eligible to gain fully-funded access to national pitch events, accelerators, and network connections. This is through pitch events organized by IMPEL’s two partner Incubators, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) and Greentown Labs, as well as a summer IMPEL-ATI Accelerator.
|Incubator Blurb:||Applications are now open for building and energy technology scientists and innovators to participate in a unique incubator that helps propel your ideas to market. While millions of dollars are spent for R&D and small businesses for energy technologies, only a portion of these reach users and create value.|
|Description:||The Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs (IMPEL) is a distinct professional development program funded by the Building Technologies Office (BTO), within the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and implemented by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The goal is to focus early stage buildings innovations and programs on market gaps, and catalyze them towards public and private sector engagement and impact.|
|Who should apply?||IMPEL+ offers unique pitch-training workshops to innovators working in the design, construction, and operations of buildings, or the building-to-grid space such as building-integrated renewables, electric vehicles, and energy storage.|
Typically, IMPEL+ Innovators are earlier stage (Technology Readiness Levels 3-6), pre-revenue entrepreneurs and researchers. However, others are also encouraged to apply
Eligible applicants include:
1. Entrepreneurs and small businesses working in the built environment space such as engineering, architecture, urban design, facilities and real estate, healthy buildings, energy services, microgrids, data science etc.,
2. National Lab staff who conduct buildings and energy research,
3. Non-Lab Awardees who have won Federal Opportunity Announcement Awards, Small Business Awards etc.,
4. Faculty and Graduate Students conducting building science research and development, or from BTO-affiliated university programs such as Solar Decathlon, JUMP into STEM, and others,
5. BTO Fellows and Staff with new buildings innovation program ideas.
|Webinar Information:||IMPEL + Buildings innovation pitch-training virtual workshops will be held on: December 2, 2020 (Application deadline: November 9, 2020), February 5, 2021 (Application deadline: January 6, 2021), March 12, 2021 (Application deadline: February 10, 2021). For more information on the workshops, click HERE.|
|Registration Details:||Register for the opportunity HERE.|
For further information please contact Danish Cleantech Hub New York or Mille Munksgaard, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.