DOE Makes Over 200 Technology Marketing Summaries Available on Technology Commercialization Portal
September 28, 2010
Summaries increase investor access to innovative technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it has more than 200 marketing summaries available on its Technology Commercialization Portal to help investors, entrepreneurs and companies seeking cutting-edge energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing. The Technology Commercialization Portal is an online resource that serves as a tool to identify opportunities to invest in work being conducted by DOE laboratories and participating research institutions. The use of this tool allows the Department to accelerate the process of moving discoveries from the laboratory to the private sector, ensuring that America's scientific leadership translates into new, high-paying jobs for America's families.
These summaries explain technologies from a market opportunities perspective. The summaries offer a description of a technology, highlight the potential benefits, applications, advantages, and stage of development, and can connect investors and organizations to the proper licensing contact. The Technology Commercialization Portal, supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is one of the most effective ways for investors and companies to utilize the resources of the DOE Labs.
Technologies featured on the Portal come from DOE Labs and participating research institutions. The Web site is organized into 14 technology categories and features a streamlined search for specific technologies, and allows the user to browse by subject area and sign up for e-mail updates.
In addition to the summaries focused on market opportunities for these technologies, the Portal also has access to information on more than 14,000 patents and patent applications created using DOE funding since 1992. To learn about other partnership opportunities with DOE, visit the Department's Technology Transfer Web site.
EERE focuses on broad market adoption of clean energy technologies. EERE's Commercialization Team focuses on building bridges between applied scientists and technology investors, and between the public and private sector, by connecting research and development activities with the venture capital funding and marketing necessary to move technologies to the marketplace. The team's goal is to increase the rate and scale of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology market penetration. To learn about other partnership opportunities with DOE, visit the Technology Transfer Web site.