News Release: 2023 NREL Industry Growth Forum Presenters Set To Pitch to Interested Cleantech Investors

Feb. 23, 2023 | Contact media relations

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today the list of 40 presenters for the 2023 NREL Industry Growth Forum (IGF). The selected companies represent a wide range of clean and sustainable technology startups from around the world. This is the 28th year of the event, which is set for May 1–3 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, Colorado, near the Colorado Convention Center.

“This crop of presenters is truly stellar,” Event Manager Sheila Ebbitt said. “They show the continuing broad growth of the clean energy industry. The investors they meet at IGF can help them build the ventures that will impact climate change for the better.”

The forum represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity in the cleantech space and is known as the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector. It allows them to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions. NREL facilitates connections between cutting-edge startups and motivated investors to drive innovation to market. NREL is the only U.S. federal laboratory dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency research.

“This year we are also featuring opportunities for investment specifically with software developers in the clean energy space,” Ebbitt said. “Startups who attend have the chance to set one-on-one meetings with investors that can help unite both parties in the push to bring new technologies into the market. This is why the Industry Growth Forum makes a difference.”

NREL selected this year’s presenters from more than 189 applicants, ranging from agriculture innovation to grid technology and coming from 29 states and eight countries, including Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. More than 150 investors could hold up to 1,500 meetings during the two-day event.

The 2023 NREL Industry Growth Forum presenting companies and their categories are: 

Early Stage

  • Atargis Energy, Pueblo, Colorado
  • EvolOH, Menlo Park, California
  • Found Energy, Boston, Massachusetts
  • LiBAMA, Vestal, New York
  • Lydian, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mars Materials, Oakland, California
  • Minus Materials, Boulder, Colorado
  • necoTECH, Delaware, Ohio
  • New Iridium, Superior, Colorado
  • Otoro Energy, Boulder, Colorado
  • RenewCO2, Cranford, New Jersey
  • Renewell Energy, Bakersfield, California
  • Sonocharge Energy, San Diego, California
  • Tynt Technologies, Boulder, Colorado
  • V-Glass, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Commercial Stage

  • Dimensional Energy, New York, New York
  • Ecolectro, Ithaca, New York
  • GreenSpur Wind Limited, Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Hexas Biomass, Olympia, Washington
  • Marel Power Solutions, Plymouth, Michigan
  • Mocean Energy, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Natrion Champaign, Illinois
  • NexWafe, Freiburg, Germany
  • Sironix Renewables, Seattle, Washington
  • Summit Nanotech, Calgary, Canada

Growth Stage

  • BoxPower, Grass Valley, California
  • Friendlier, Guelph, Ontario
  • Harvest Thermal, Kensington, California
  • Ionomr Innovations, Rochester, New York
  • Menlo Micro, Irvine, California
  • Polystyvert, Anjou, Quebec
  • SWTCH Energy, Toronto, Ontario
  • UbiQD, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Vutility, Sandy, Utah
  • Yotta Energy, Austin, Texas


  • Infraclear, Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • JET Connectivity, Halesowen, England
  • Renew Risk, Winchester, England
  • Salient, Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Solar Unsoiled, Durham, North Carolina

For more information, including the agenda, participating companies, sponsors, and registration details, visit the NREL Industry Growth Forum website.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for the Energy Department by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC.

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