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What is the DOE Studio?

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Where Energy Innovations Thrive 

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and U.S. Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Technology Transitions (OTT) in partnership with FedTech run the DOE Emerging Tech Startup Studio. As energy dependency becomes one of the most significant threats we face, the NNSA and the DOE continue to serve as a catalyst for innovation, investing millions of dollars into national laboratories. Throughout the program, teams of highly talented entrepreneurs are paired with technologies on the forefront of innovation with the objective of commercializing market-defining startups.

Program Dates: April 2023 to July 2023

Applications Close on March 23, 2023

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Our 2022 Cohort Companies

Ignite New Possibilities

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(One Day Event - Saturday)

Before diving into the program; experience a weekend of orientation to learn about the program, understand your technology, and explore team formation with your coaches, mentors, and inventors

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Phase I Workshops

(Two Months)

The goal of this phase is to validate problem-solution fit. Teams delve into possible use cases and generate a market assessment through stakeholder interviews.

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Phase II Workshops

(Two Months)

The goal of this phase is to form a company and begin the process of establishing a formal relationship through licensing agreements.

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(One Day Event)

A culmination of the DOE Emerging Tech Studio featuring keynote speeches, finalist pitches, networking and non-cash prizes for the top teams.

The Journey

Call To Entrepreneurs:

If you are passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, and deep technology, you’re encouraged to explore the possibilities of launching your own tech-focused venture. 

Call To Mentors:

Do you have a wealth of knowledge in the venture, technical, or energy and want to pass that onto those just going through the process now? Consider becoming a mentor!

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