The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is calling for applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). Note: Only national laboratories are eligible for funding from this lab call. SEE MORE DETAILS>>>
The joint lab call is the result of a collaborative effort between the DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), eight DOE program offices, and participating national lab stakeholders. This year’s TCF reflects new flexibilities stemming from modifications to the TCF authorizing language passed in the Energy Act 2020. Each funding office was able to follow the approach that maximized the ability of TCF funding to “pursue promising energy technologies for commercial purposes.”
DOE expects to make approximately $13.6 million-$16.7 million in federal funding available for awards under this multi-office lab call, issued jointly by OTT; the Office of Electricity; the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Geothermal Technologies Office, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Water Power Technologies Office, and Wind Energy Technologies Office; and the Office of Nuclear Energy.
The FY22 TCF collaborative solicitation focuses on Core Lab Infrastructure for Commercialization. Submissions under this new funding solicitation go beyond technology-specific projects to propose programs and activities aimed at streamlining the path to market by addressing barriers, gaps, and root causes of commercialization challenges. Additional funding offices will release their customized TCF programming in the coming months.