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Entrepreneur in Residence Program Brings Laboratory Research to the Market
Three of DOE's National Laboratories will each bring in an entrepreneur as part of the new Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Program. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will each host an entrepreneur, who will work with the laboratory staff to identify technologies that are viable for use in the private sector. These technologies will be used to promote energy security and energy efficiency in the United States.
The entrepreneurs will identify and develop business cases for the laboratories by conducting technology assessments, evaluating market opportunities, formulating preliminary business cases, and proposing business structures for startup enterprises. They will also advise the laboratories on how to better get their work to the commercial sector.