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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Events

Industry Growth Forum

The annual NREL Industry Growth Forum provides clean energy innovators an opportunity to maximize their exposure to receptive capital and strategic partners. Thirty competitively selected companies present their cutting-edge technologies and business plans to over 350 investment professionals, corporate partners, and global energy companies. The event also features one-on-one meetings, provocative panels led by energy thought leaders, and dedicated networking opportunities to foster relationship building.

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Join us for the 2017 Industry Growth Forum on April 13–14, 2017, at the Westin in Denver, Colorado.

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As NREL's flagship innovation and entrepreneurship event with over a twenty-year history, the Industry Growth Forum has a strong record of impact. Since 2003, presenting companies have raised over $5.1 billion in growth financing.

For past event materials, visit the presentation archives.

Innovation Showcase

For startup companies, it's all about connections. The Innovation Showcase provides an early look at promising clean technology solutions and companies that are working with or developed at the national labs. The invitation-only event convenes select investment professionals, strategic partners, and ecosystem members to support the growth of these early stage entrepreneurs.

The inaugural Innovation Showcase will take place October 6–7, 2016, in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Learn more about the Innovation Showcase.