What is the NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center?
The NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) brings economically viable cleantech innovations to market. We serve our private and public funding partners by leveraging the capabilities at NREL and other labs and activating and connecting our network of cleantech startups, investors, foundations, and industry partners.
earned by startups after participating in IEC programs and events
startups have participated in IEC programs and events
new hires in GCxN and IN2 cohort companies
What Our Partners Say
"Shell is dedicated to a low-carbon future, having recently set an ambition to be a net-zero-energy business by 2050. Building partnerships with like-minded organizations such as NREL is key to achieving this."
—Haibin Xu, Shell program manager, GCxN
"As one can see from the data, IN2 has successfully accelerated a host of technologies in the market by combining NREL's world-class technical expertise and Wells Fargo's footprint. It's a terrific program filling a much-needed gap in the market."
—A.J. Dye, partner, Iron Gate Capital
"Farmers have never shied away from innovation and are constantly looking for ways to improve their productivity and impact. I’m excited to be part of a program that can help identify and scale solutions that are not only beneficial to farmers, but help farmers, companies, and societies achieve our shared sustainability goals."
—Jill Kolling, vice president for Global Sustainability, Cargill