The U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Office of Strategic Programs Technology-to-Market Program (Tech-to-Market) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001703 entitled "Innovative Pathways." This FOA
will continue Tech-to-Market's work advancing U. S. innovation and competitiveness in an evolving energy sector.The Tech-to-Market Innovative Pathways FOA seeks to surface new testable and scalable ways to alleviate common structural challenges facing promising new energy technologies on the pathway to market.
The FOA calls for proposals under two topic areas:
(1) Technical Community and Industry Collaboration, and (2) Lowering Barriers to Resource Access.
The two highlighted areas of interest for this FOA are Models for industry-startup partnerships under Topic 1, and New investment models under Topic 2. EERE’s intent is to pilot and evaluate new mechanisms, and position those that are successful for adoption by the private sector.
These mechanisms are intended to augment existing Tech-to-Market efforts currently supported.
This Funding Opportunity will not fund individual technology solutions directly.
Rather, it will fund approaches that address common barriers across the larger energy ecosystem and help create more efficient pathways to market for clean energy technologies.
Overcoming these common barriers will help bolster U. S. leadership in energy innovation, capturing the associated economic benefits and ensuring affordable and reliable American energy.EERE issued the FOA DE-FOA-0001703 via the EERE Exchange website (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/); find the full Announcement including application requirements there.
If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange.
Applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.
Applications will not be accepted through Grant.gov.