Georgia Tech and NREL Will Collaborate on Energy Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have entered into an agreement with the intention of improving scientific output of both institutions. They intend to create a collaborative environment to better support projects undertaken and improve access to technology and equipment,

This collaboration has three main goals:

    1. Solve Big Problems – through leveraging the integrated full weight of intellectual capabilities and infrastructure of both parties in a multi-disciplinary and institutional manner.
  • Sustain and Engage Human Capital – by exposing a pipeline of talent to problems or practical importance and complex nature early in their academic programs.
  • Accelerate Technology Adoption – by introducing new ideas, science, and technology into the industrial and federal marketplace of jointly developed intellectual property.

“We are excited about this MOU, which will facilitate expanded collaboration between NREL and Georgia Tech’s esteemed faculty and first-rate students,” said Peter Green, deputy laboratory director and science and technology officer at NREL. “Together we will leverage the significant intellectual, research, and infrastructure capabilities of both institutions to address some of the critical large-scale, complex research challenges facing industry during the energy transition.”

The agreement will span at least five years and was introduced as a result of the increasing complexity of energy related research. 

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