Nov. 20, 2007: DOE Seeks Clean Energy Entrepreneurs to Work at National Labs
The new program seeks to identify promising laboratory technologies that, if commercialized, would contribute to the mission of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Selected entrepreneurs will conduct technology assessments, evaluate market opportunities, formulate preliminary business cases, and propose business structures for startup enterprises. The entrepreneurs could also recommend policy and business practice modifications that would help the national laboratories to commercialize their technologies. The entrepreneurs will be expected to sign a non-disclosure agreement to facilitate full access to lab personnel, inventions, and data, but they will also be granted a 180-day first right of refusal to license the identified technologies. To streamline the intellectual property negotiation, the solicitation includes a standard equity-share license agreement.
To apply, the funding opportunity announcement can be accessed by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on “Find Grant Opportunities” and performing a “Basic Search” for Funding Opportunity Number DE-PS36-08GO98001. Applications are due Dec. 21, 2007.
Publication date: 11/19/2007