The Lab-Corps program is a specialized training curriculum aimed at accelerating the transfer of clean energy technologies from national laboratories into the commercial marketplace. The program focuses on establishing a set of proven training methods that will equip DOE laboratory scientists with a better understanding of the commercialization process.
Eight DOE laboratories were selected to participate in the $2.3 million Lab-Corps pilot program to assemble entrepreneurial teams to identify private sector opportunities for commercializing promising sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency technologies.
The Lab-Corps pilot is managed by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with support from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. The additional five participting national laboratory sites are:
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Throughout the pilot phase, the national laboratories will test innovative models and gather metrics to identify best practices that support potential full-scale implementation of the Lab-Corps program across the entire DOE national laboratory space.
As part of the Lab-Corps pilot, national laboratories assemble, train, and support entrepreneurial Lab-Corps teams to identify private sector opportunities for commercializing promising clean energy laboratory technologies. Each team gets access to a suite of commercialization resources and tools, including direct market feedback on technologies as well as advice for pursuing the development of start-up companies, industry partnerships, licensing agreements, and other business opportunities.
To find information about the commercialization of Lab-Corps technologies or to find contact information for a specific DOE laboratory, visit the DOE Energy Innovation Portal.