Agency-Related Foundation Will Propel DOE to New Heights

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February 9, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Request for Information today seeking public and stakeholder input on the launch of the DOE’s first ever agency-related foundation, the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI), as authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. FESI will engage with the private sector to raise funds that can, among other things, support the creation, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies that address tomorrow’s energy challenges.

This foundation presents a critical and cost-effective avenue to drive private and philanthropic investment into DOE mission support, technology innovation, and commercialization within the clean energy sector. But we need your ideas on how this organization can be most helpful.

We are seeking input from the public, philanthropic and non-profit organizations, communities, national lab foundations, investors, industry partners, and others within the clean energy ecosystem on how DOE can collaborate with FESI to maximize its impact. 

Learn more about FESI and how it will complement DOE’s efforts to combat the climate crisis and enhance the nation’s energy security through a blog by Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan, director of the DOE Office of Technology Transitions. 

Respond to the Request for Information about DOE's agency-related foundation.

184 Teams from 124 Schools Selected to Compete in EnergyTech UP 2023

The second year of our EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) is off to a stellar start! This week, 184 student teams from 124 schools were chosen to pitch their innovative business plans for bringing cutting-edge energy technologies to market. Watch their pitches live at virtual regional Explore Events, happening throughout February.

See which schools are competing and find your region’s Explore Event date.

NEW Deadline: Apply by Feb. 10 for Open Position

OTT is still looking for a new Supervisory Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist to lead our National Labs Commercialization Programs team. This job announcement has been reposted due to a system error. If you had previously applied, please reapply. Only applications submitted on Feb. 1, 2023 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 10, 2023, will be considered.

Apply now before this Friday.

Help Shape the Future of Energy: Become an OTT Reviewer

We need your help reviewing applications for multiple upcoming funding programs including DOE national laboratory calls, prizes, and opportunities related to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. We're seeking people with expertise in a number of science and technology, commercialization, renewable and clean energy, manufacturing, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility areas.

Read more on how to become a reviewer and help us power the equitable clean energy future in a tangible way! Our first call for reviewers will close on Feb. 17, with more opportunities to follow.