Volume 94 Issue 12 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 21, 2016

Program gives start-ups national lab access

Awards to 33 small businesses will help develop, validate clean energy technologies
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: start-ups, biobased chemicals, renewable energy, batteries

It’s an unusual type of coupon, to be sure. But for scientists at small firms and start-ups, a new small business voucher could be just the ticket to explore and validate their potentially world-changing technologies. The voucher program, sponsored by the Department of Energy, puts the tools and expertise of national labs at the disposal of small businesses.

Each voucher, worth between $50,000 and $300,000, can be used for prototyping, . . .

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