Innovation and Entrepreneurship Events
Industry Growth Forum
NREL's annual Industry Growth Forum (IGF) 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.
The Forum’s mission is to foster a collaborative community of thought leaders, build relationships between NREL experts, cleantech startups, investors, accelerators, incubators, and other cleantech industry leaders to showcase and explore innovative technologies and disruptive business solutions. The IGF spurs technology to market through increased funding opportunities, mentorship, networking opportunities and investor to entrepreneur interaction.
The vision is to shape the energy system of the future by facilitating connections and collaboration within the advanced energy, sustainability, and cleantech communities.