If you have an idea for a new, marketable clean-energy technology, the Department of Energy’s new Lab-Corps program could help you make it a reality.
Fermilab has partnered with Argonne National Laboratory, one of five sites chosen for the new program. Sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Lab-Corps program will pair scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs to fast-track clean-energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.
The Chicago Innovation Exchange will co-manage the program. Teams of scientists, engineers and business mentors will shepherd ideas through the proposal stage and, if selected, will compete in a Pitchfest event at Argonne in late March.
Fermilab will host an informational meeting about Lab-Corps on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in Curia II. The program is open to all technologies, regardless of funding source. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cherri Schmidt at x5178.