The SunShot Initiative’s Technology to Market subprogram builds on SunShot’s record of moving groundbreaking and early-stage technologies and business models to the market. Technology to Market targets two known funding gaps: those that occur at the prototype commercialization stage and those at the commercial scale-up stage.
All Technology to Market programs are tightly structured to ensure that recipients commercialize the funded technology and achieve technical milestones. SunShot also creates venues for helping the recipients to find follow-on funding and to form strategic partnerships.
Commercialization and scale-up funding gaps addressed by SunShot’s Technology to Market Program.
SunShot’s Technology to Market subprogram has four main funding programs, which address innovations in technology development, supply chain and manufacturing. The programs also support innovative business platform development. The funded projects aim to benefit the solar market to achieve the 2020 SunShot goal with innovative ideas and help the solar industry reach specific cost goals:
- SunShot Technology to Market “Incubator 10, SolarMat 3, SunPath 2”
- Incubator program
- Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)
- Solar Manufacturing Technology (SolarMaT 1, SolarMaT 2)
- Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI)
In addition to these funding programs, the Technology to Market team supports analysis teams at national laboratories. Learn more about SunShot’s cost analysis of technology, competitiveness, and market certainty.