In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) efforts to increase engagement and commercial impact with industry, the DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is seeking proposals for its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).
DOE expects to make approximately $23.4 million of Federal funding available for award, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Projects are required to provide matching non-Federal funds at a level of 50% of the total project cost.
The TCF is part of a broad array of activities that DOE and its facilities undertake to ensure Federal R&D investments in technology with commercial potential find their way to a viable market. The TCF Federal funds are matched with non-Federal contributions to:
1) Perform technology maturation with the intent of attracting a private partner that is willing to support the technology’s commercialization
2) Support cooperative development of technology with a private partner for a specific commercial application
The TCF is intended to facilitate the commercialization of energy-related technologies with promising commercial potential that are developed at DOE facilities. EPAct 2005 encourages and supports the development of energy systems across the entire range of generation sources. DOE strongly encourages applicants to look across its portfolio of applied energy programs for candidate technologies.
Applicants must register with and submit application materials through an online application portal through hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory at https://secureportal.inl.gov/caesproposal/Home/Login.aspx. OTT will not review or consider proposals submitted through other means.