The US DOE is one of the largest Research & Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RDD&D) funding agencies in the world. It has programs aimed at helping innovations cross four potential valleys of death:
- Startup formation
- Product development
- Market validation
- Establish track record
The 4 valleys of death, from Third Derivative
The only problem is, there are so many programs and offices it can be really hard to understand who does what, and how the DOE is organised.
Fortunately, Climate Tech VC have just published an awesome overview of how the US DOE funds innovation and startups in climate RDD&D to help them cross each of these valleys. Check it out here: 🌎 Founder’s Guide to the DOE.
You could also take a look at the DOE’s facilities in the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Facilities Book.
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