At DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Industry Day on September 23-24, 2015, it was announced that two exciting new initiatives were available – The Small Business Vouchers Pilot (SBV) and a new crowdsourcing campaign JUMP, managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Over the next couple of weeks there will be a series of webinars that will give you additional information on the SBV pilot; you can register below:
o Register – Oct. 15, 2015 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
o Register – Oct. 22, 2015 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Through 2016 EERE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot (SBV) is providing up to $20 million in vouchers so that eligible small businesses can request technical assistance from national labs to help bring the next generation of clean technologies to market. Selected small businesses will be matched with handpicked experts at the national labs, who will use this funding to help businesses create and commercialize new and improved products and processes.
JUMP, or Join in discussion, Unveil innovation, Motivate transformation, and Promote technology to market, connects innovators to industry to make the most innovative ideas happen. The first set of campaigns for these four building industry partners—A.O. Smith, GE, Honeywell, and United Technologies Research Center are now open! Through campaigns winning ideas will have access to in-kind technical support, cash awards provided by industry partners, and recognition at industry events and demonstration. The JUMP campaigns are designed to accelerate deployment and commercialization efforts of winning ideas.