Energy I-Corps Resources

The Energy I-Corps program relies on a variety of resources and tools to deliver a comprehensive training program for laboratory researchers, accelerate the deployment of energy technolgies, and prepare teams for success after graduation.  Access training tools used in the Energy I-Corps program, find additional resources for learning how to be an entrepreneur, and explore opportunities to continue your training or apply for funding.  (Think something is missing from the lists below?  Contact us here.)

Training Tools for Teams

Business Model Canvas Template

Talking to Humans (Customer Discovery Text)

10 Tips for Talking to Humans

Talking to Humans Assumptions Exercise

Educational Resources for Entrepreneurs

Startup Owner's Manual

Steve Blank Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LaunchPad Central - Lean Innovation Software

Strategyzer - Business Model Canvas Software

Glidr by Launchpad - Innovation Portfolio Management

Batterii - Simplify Your Toolbox

Alumni Team Opportunities

Apply for ORNL Innovation Crossroads Cohort 2 Before October 30th!

Apply for Cyclotron Road Cohort 4 before October 31st!

Incubatenergy Network
The Incubatenergy Network accelerates the transition to a sustainable economy through national coordination of incubator resources supporting entrepreneurs focused on clean energy innovation and deployment. 

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

CleanTech Open
The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful cleantech businesses.

NextEnergy
NextEnergy is an innovation center accelerating advanced energy, mobility and built environment technologies to enable smarter and more sustainable cities.

Clean Energy Trust
Clean Energy Trust is a cleantech accelerator that fuels innovation to create a healthier environment and more prosperous future.

Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a diversified holding company focused on venture creation within the life science and technology sectors. With unparalleled access to hundreds of university and federal labs across the U.S., Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders.

Energy Foundry
Energy Foundry invests venture capital in today’s most promising energy innovators, and we work with the world’s leading energy companies to build and scale new ventures.

IP Group
IP Group was set up with a mission to evolve great ideas into world-changing businesses. We achieve this by systematically helping to create, build and support outstanding intellectual property-based companies.

Interested in learning more about DOE lab technolgies?  Visit the Energy Innovation Portal.