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The West Gate Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program puts innovators first. West Gate embeds innovators at NREL and supports their evolution into successful entrepreneurs, helping them bring their clean energy technologies to market.


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Cohort 2

Meet West Gate's second cohort of innovators, who joined the program in October 2023.

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Cohort 1

See work underway by the four innovators in West Gate's inaugural cohort.

Interested in Becoming a West Gate Innovator?

Find out if you are eligible to participate and learn how to apply to the West Gate program.

Want To Get Involved in Other Ways?

From partners and reviewers to sponsors and qualified applicant referrals, West Gate welcomes the support of technical, entrepreneurial, and commercialization experts and organizations.

Learn about all the ways to get involved with the West Gate program.