West Gate Cohort 3 Application
Opens Nov 1 2023 12:00 AM (MDT)
Deadline Jan 16 2024 08:00 PM (MST)
Description

The West Gate Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supports promising innovators as they develop technology concepts into startups that are primed for growth.

Selected innovators are equipped with funding, entrepreneurial training, and technical assistance to speed their commercialization efforts.

To be eligible to participate in West Gate, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident at time of application
  • Have a technical degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate’s)
  • Have four-plus years of post-bachelor scientific research, engineering, or technology development experience
  • Be a novice startup founder
  • Have a technology that:
    • Is at least proof-of-concept stage (Technology Readiness Level 3+)
    • Aligns with and leverages NREL’s research areas
    • Addresses a large societal need that hinders American competitiveness or energy efficiency
    • Falls within the program’s mission space as defined by our sponsors:
      • Advanced materials
      • Carbon capture and sequestration
      • Carbon dioxide removal
      • Circular economy technologies and systems
      • Energy storage and grid optimization
      • Food, water, and energy nexus
      • Grid sensors
      • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
      • Improving manufacturing efficiency
      • Industrial decarbonization
      • Lowering building carbon and energy footprints
      • Offshore land-based and distributed wind energy and energy supply chains
      • Solar energy
      • Quantum computing
      • Offshore land-based and distributed wind energy and energy supply chains
      • Wind energy social and environmental impacts (e.g., quieter wind turbines, repelling avian species so they won’t be harmed by turbines)
      • Other as determined by West Gate and the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information about West Gate, visit our website

Contact us if have questions or experience any issues during the application process.

West Gate Cohort 3 Application


The West Gate Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supports promising innovators as they develop technology concepts into startups that are primed for growth.

Selected innovators are equipped with funding, entrepreneurial training, and technical assistance to speed their commercialization efforts.

To be eligible to participate in West Gate, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident at time of application
  • Have a technical degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate’s)
  • Have four-plus years of post-bachelor scientific research, engineering, or technology development experience
  • Be a novice startup founder
  • Have a technology that:
    • Is at least proof-of-concept stage (Technology Readiness Level 3+)
    • Aligns with and leverages NREL’s research areas
    • Addresses a large societal need that hinders American competitiveness or energy efficiency
    • Falls within the program’s mission space as defined by our sponsors:
      • Advanced materials
      • Carbon capture and sequestration
      • Carbon dioxide removal
      • Circular economy technologies and systems
      • Energy storage and grid optimization
      • Food, water, and energy nexus
      • Grid sensors
      • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
      • Improving manufacturing efficiency
      • Industrial decarbonization
      • Lowering building carbon and energy footprints
      • Offshore land-based and distributed wind energy and energy supply chains
      • Solar energy
      • Quantum computing
      • Offshore land-based and distributed wind energy and energy supply chains
      • Wind energy social and environmental impacts (e.g., quieter wind turbines, repelling avian species so they won’t be harmed by turbines)
      • Other as determined by West Gate and the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information about West Gate, visit our website

Contact us if have questions or experience any issues during the application process.

Opens
Nov 1 2023 12:00 AM (MDT)
Deadline
Jan 16 2024 08:00 PM (MST)