$100,000 Available in National Lab Assistance Through Open Voucher Call

A new $2.1 million opportunity through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions, called the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Open Voucher Call, is making $100,000 vouchers available to the public. A select number of vouchers, which are redeemable at one of eight National Laboratories and must be used within a one-year period, will be awarded to innovators with ideas for advancing energy, sustainability, and other lab-supported initiatives. The selected National Lab will then provide expertise and lab validation capabilities to the awardee to help them advance their concept closer to commercialization. The goal of the opportunity is to foster a culture of curiosity and collaboration while bridging the gap between scientific expertise and public engagement. The program is funded by the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund, which serves to improve America’s energy competitiveness and security by accelerating commercialization and shepherding critical energy technologies from the National Labs to the market, where the private sector will continue to innovate. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend an informational webinar on July 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Applications for the call are due October 3, 2024.