On May 20, 2021, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, 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 that its eighth cohort consists of five startups that share a focus on technologies that help make housing both more affordable and more sustainable.

The selected companies will receive up to $250,000 in non-dilutive funding from Wells Fargo and will conduct research and development activities at NREL’s state-of-the-art research facilities in Golden, Colorado. NREL researchers will help the startups develop, model, characterize and verify their technologies in one of more than 50 NREL labs and user facilities. They will also join a cleantech ecosystem that includes industry experts, investors, technology bankers, demonstration partners, and a nationwide Channel Partner network of more than 60 cleantech and agtech business incubators, accelerators, and university programs.

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