DOE Energy Innovation Hubs
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Innovation Hubs initiative addresses research challenges with potentially high impact on our national energy security that have proved the most resistant to solution by conventional research and development (R&D) management structures. Each Energy Innovation Hub focuses on a single topic, with work spanning from basic research, through engineering development, to facilitating commercialization by industry. The balance of these activities differs from one Energy Innovation Hub to the next, depending on technology readiness. The Energy Innovation Hubs are composed of highly collaborative teams integrating expertise in multiple scientific disciplines, engineering fields, and technology areas. Each Energy Innovation Hub is expected to become a world-leading R&D center in its topical area by bringing together top talent across the full spectrum of R&D performers, including universities, private industry, non-profits, and government laboratories.
DOE Energy Innovation Hubs: http://energy.gov/science-innovation/innovation/hubs