Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Partnership
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Partnership launched in 2010 as part of DOE's initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Funded with $1.2 million, the Partnership provided mentoring and commercialization services to companies that were participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Commercialization Challenge Initiative
The Information Gap is based on the variation of jargon among trades. Technical language is foreign to the business community; a forum for scientists and businessmen to communicate provides translation. The Technology Commercialization Showcase is this forum.
It is simpler to maneuver around Capital Gaps with a clear course of action: a business plan. Business plans are more easily understood by Venture Capitalists than research papers, and provide steps toward the Marketplace. The Technology Commercialization and Deployment Fund encourages and enables funding toward business development.
Equity Share License Agreement
Strategies have been created to overcome the Commercialization Valley of Death, which is not unique to national labs. One strategy developed is the Equity Share License Agreement.