- Sept. 22, 2020
-- The US Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) runs several contests to increase investment in energy technologies. Intellectual Assets has been selected as a connector to help evangelize and and facilitate applications for these contests.
"Connecting technology companies to resources is the core of Intellectual Assets' business," said David McFeeters-Krone, principal of the firm. "It is a privilege to assist in the marketing and proposal submission of new firms for this contest. The Solar Prize is just one of several competitions scheduled for 2020. We look forward to helping with all."
The Solar Prize is in the 4th and last cohort. The deadline for submission is October 8, 2020 and requires a 2500-word narrative and a 90 second video. The competition has three tiers with 20 $50,000 awards expected in the first tier, 10 $100,000 awards in the second tier, and 2 grand prizes of $500,000. In addition, second and third tier awardees receive $75,000 in vouchers to spend at national labs to aid in their commercialization. Details are at https://www.herox.com/solarprizeround4
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Intellectual Assets is a business development and innovation firm providing expert advisory services in bringing new products to market. Since founding in 2001, the firm has reviewed thousands of technologies and business plans, successfully raised over $2 million in grants and other funding, and forged dozens of strategic research and development partnerships. David McFeeters-Krone, principal, serves on the advisory board of several firms, is a National Science Foundation SBIR reviewer, and the founder of three ventures.