Application window open for next “Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge” cohort

The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) is now accepting applications for the next cohort in its “Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge.”

The program connects leading start-up companies with electric power utilities from around the world with the focus being on the opportunity to propose innovative solutions to the most challenging issues facing the electric power industry.

One of the participants in the just concluded cohort was Jesse Thornburg, Founder of Grid Fruit and a member of Cohort 3 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Applications can be submitted until January 14, 2021 through this online portal. After the application deadline, start-ups will be notified if they have been selected to pitch their proposal to a group of electric power utilities in March. Those that deliver successful pitches at this event will go on to work with EPRI and electric power utility experts to scope and execute a paid pilot research and demonstration project within the service area of a participating utility next summer.

Click here to read the EPRI news release.


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