Plugging In To Federal Clean Energy Innovation Programs

February 14 | 2022

2:30 PM EST


February 14 | 2022

4:00 PM EST


On Valentine’s Day, Third Way and the Clean Energy Business Network were thrilled to celebrate our love of American entrepreneurs and energy innovators through a showcase of U.S. programs supporting clean energy–including both longstanding initiatives as well as new programs established under IIJA.

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The recently-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, contains nearly $30 billion (tens of billions of dollars) in funding for clean energy innovation. This funding will support new and existing programs at the Department of Energy to move innovative technologies from the lab to the market.
But how, exactly, can American clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs plug in to federal programs to support the development and commercialization of new technologies?
Experts across the Department of Energy provided a holistic overview of the U.S. clean energy innovation ecosystem to demonstrate how clean energy businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators can take advantage of federal programs.

Fireside Chat

Dr. Vanessa Chan, Director, Office of Technology Transitions, US Department of Energy

Dr. Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network


Rob Edwards, Director, Outreach and Business Development, Loan Programs Office, US Department of Energy

Dr. John Carlisle, Director, Chain Reaction Innovations, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E, US Department of Energy

Dr. Eileen Chant, Outreach Manager, Office of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, US Department of Energy

Dr. Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, Innovation and Market Transformation Advisor, Water Power Technologies Office, US Department of Energy