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October 22, 2021

NREL.GOV — A true living laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) added a small but noticeable splash of color to its cafeteria building. Five quantum dot windows were installed this summer as a demonstration project evaluating innovative windows technologies, in collaboration with UbiQD and the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Read More

October 19, 2021

NREL.GOV — The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been improving the energy efficiency of buildings, including residences, for more than 43 years. In fact, NREL’s Buildings Program was one of the laboratory’s first centers of research. In 2021 that work is no less important, because housing consumes 21% of Read More

NREL.GOV — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), reached a milestone: Its portfolio of startup companies has raised more than $1.1 billion in external funding since joining IN2. This translates to the companies raising $95 for every dollar invested in them by Read More

NREL.GOV — Living the dream, for many researchers, might include seeing their inventions move from the lab bench to the marketplace. That is certainly an important goal of the funding used to conduct experimental investigations at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). While most efforts do not make it to Read More

BLOOMBERG NEW ECONOMY — Agriculture currently accounts for nearly 13 percent of global carbon emissions, representing a significant opportunity for technology advancements. Beyond increasing efficiencies within the sector, sustainable and regenerative agricultural solutions can also reduce emissions in the atmosphere. In other words, the process of identifying and implementing agriculture Read More

FORBES — We tend to treasure a gift most when it comes in a little package. Take Blokable at Phoenix Rising, the project name given to a new, tiny Seattle-area apartment complex, for instance. Soon home to 12 households whose residents may take home less than a third of area Read More

BLOOMBERG NEW ECONOMY — Almost every sector of our economy is in urgent need of efficiency improvements, but investing in advanced building technologies is arguably one of the most effective and impactful areas of opportunity. Glass materials, commercial energy management tools and HVAC systems are particularly ripe for disruption. Smarter Read More

BLOOMBERG — Electric motors power our world, they drive everything from AC systems to chillers, to fans and elevators. They account for 47% of global energy use, but they are hugely inefficient and many are based on a design that is more than a century old. A more innovative, efficient Read More

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September 23, 2021

Today, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced a partnership with Farmers Business Network, a technology enabled, direct-to-farm commerce, community and sustainability platform helping Family Farmers maximize Read More

May 06, 2021

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced that its eighth cohort consists of five startups that share a focus on technologies that help make housing Read More

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a $50 million collaboration between the Wells Fargo Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced the four newest winners of its Channel Partner Awards. Channel Partner Awards are presented twice annually to members of IN2’s network Read More

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced that it has selected six new participating startups focused on agriculture technology solutions to join the program. The Read More

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) today announced that it has accelerated its awards program to provide $900,000 to help cleantech and sustainable agriculture startups retain staff and stay on track to bring their potentially game-changing solutions to market in the face of impacts due to COVID-19. According to a Read More