Working toward a low carbon future, together.

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) is a technology incubator for cleantech startups. Co-founded and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since 2014, its results are transformative and catalytic.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. We work toward a low carbon future by advancing clean and sustainable technologies on their paths to market. And we provide a proven and risk-reduced opportunity for corporate and investor engagement.

World-Class Tech Incubation

Startup companies selected to IN2 receive up to $250,000 in a non-dilutive award to validate their technologies in the world-class laboratories at NREL or the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

Our Impact

It’s a model that works. The numbers tell the story.


Since joining IN2, 10 of our 56 portfolio companies have seen successful exits in the form of mergers or acquisitions.


IN2 portfolio companies have gone on to raise $1.1 billion in follow-on funding from external sources.


IN2 companies raise more than $95 in external follow-on funding for every $1 awarded.

Our Portfolio

IN2 focuses on these technology sectors.