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Apply to Present

Each year, the NREL Industry Growth Forum recruits the most innovative, emerging clean energy start-up companies from across the globe to apply to present. We accept applicants ranging from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution.

Since 2003, the presenting prototype, pre-commercial, and later stage companies have collectively raised over $5.1 Billion in growth financing.

Application Process

  • Step 1: Read the Application Instructions for guidelines and details about how the application will be evaluated
  • Step 2: Pay the $100 application fee
  • Step 3: Submit your application
Application acceptance will begin July 2017 and will close December 2017.

Why Apply?

The Industry Growth Forum provides many opportunities to accelerate your company's growth. As a startup applicant, you will have the following opportunities to:

Expert Review & Selection
  • 100 leading investors and national incubators review startup applications and provide valuable, direct feedback to applicants
  • 30 companies are ultimately invited to present at the Forum and each selected company will receive one complimentary registration
  • Applicants receive one discounted registration ($250) to attend the Forum (a Startup discount code will be provided to you after application)

Mentoring & Business Support
  • Applicants receive education and resources throughout the application & selection process, provided in partnership with our sponsors
  • Finalists receive pre-Forum mentoring by leading investors and incubators to help them refine their strategy & pitch

Networking Opportunities
  • Get early access to sign up for One-on-One networking meetings with investors, strategic partners, and government agencies
  • Expand your network through hundreds of the world's leading clean energy investors, executives, and technologists
Past Conference Photo
Past Conference Photo
Past Conference Photo