Seed Fund to Develop Technology Partnership Agreements
Limited funds are available to provide support activities from the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) Measurements and Characterization (M&C) group as proof-of-concept work to seed future Technology Partnership Agreements (TPAs). These funds allow the NCPV to accommodate small-scale requests for support from U.S. companies that want to gain familiarity with the M&C group's capabilities.
U.S. companies with small-scale requests that want to gain familiarity with the NCPV's measurements and characterization capabilities.
Prepare a 1–2-page proposal that describes the following:
- The problem that needs to be addressed
- Unique M&C capabilities and/or expertise necessary to accomplish the requested work
- An explanation of how and/or why the request could potentially evolve into a larger funds-in TPA.
Submit the proposal to the NCPV Business Development Manager.
A decision to approve or deny the requested support will be provided within about two weeks of when the proposal is submitted.
NREL Commercialization Assistance Program
The NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP) may also be an opportunity for industry partners who are seeking to overcome technical barriers to commercializing their technology.