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Researcher or Inventor

Researcher or Inventor

The following sites may be useful to researchers or inventors.

California Incentives for Renewable Energy

From the DSIRE database, a comprehensive list of California state, local and utility incentives, rebates, loans, grants and other sources of funding to promote renewable energy.

Financial Opportunities for Inventors

This section of the DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website focuses on financial opportunities for inventors. "Inventors may seek Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funding for energy efficiency or renewable energy technologies through two routes: the Inventions and Innovation Program and unsolicited proposals. The Inventions and Innovation Program (I&I) provides financial assistance for small businesses and independent inventors... Inventors may also seek funding by submitting an unsolicited proposal to EERE."

Golden Field Office Business Opportunities

"The Golden Field Office (Golden) is an organization within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Golden works directly with industry, academia, states and local governments in partnerships to further the development and commercialization of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies." This site provides links to funding and contracting opportunities.

Industrial Technologies Program

"The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) works with U.S. industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. The program invests in high-risk, high-value R&D." This section of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website provides useful links for researchers, inventors and others interested in industrial technology involving the use of aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metal casting, mining, petroleum refining and steel.

Loan Guarantee Program

"The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects that 'avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases' and 'employ new or significantly improved technologies.'" This section of the DOE's website provides information about currently open loan solicitations, if any, and how to apply for them.

Office of Science: Grants and Contracts Web Site

This is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by 26 Federal grant making agencies.

Public-Sector Funding

This section of the DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Inventions and Innovation Program, is a guide to understanding public-sector funding. It explains various forms of assistance, for example grants, loans and equity investments, and provides a simple tutorial on the preparation necessary to apply for such assistance. While written with the innovator/inventor in mind, the information is useful to any inexperienced grant/loan seeker.

Last modified: 5/13/2008 4:17 PM by S. Baker

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