Innovation in the Utility Sector

Utilities can leverage significant untapped value; however, legacy regulatory frameworks and outdated business models often prevent utilities from doing so. With the structure, support, and global network provided by the Innovation Corridor, utilities can play a...

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Investment Funds

We're exploring new models including Opportunity Zone funds based on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform package. By providing deferral, reduction and, ultimately, elimination of capital gains taxes, the federal government has created a strong set of incentives...

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American-Made Solar Challenge

The American-Made Solar Challenge is a $3 million prize competition intended to accelerate and sustain solar innovation and address tough challenges facing the solar industry.  The competition enables the rapid development of technology by providing...

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IN2 Incubator

The Innovation Corridor is an IN2 Channel Partner. IN2 is a unique $30 million technology incubator and platform that is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by NREL.  IN2 began as a $10 million program in 2014 with a focus on supporting commercial...

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Net Zero Energy District

Zero Energy Districts (ZEDs) are an important pathway toward optimizing energy efficiency owing to the cost savings, environmental and economic benefits they unleash. ZEDs are designed, engineered, and built to maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy...

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Smart Cities IoT

According to MarketWatch, the Smart Cities market is estimated at $2 trillion USD by 2025. The IC is the founding “Research and Strategic Partner” for the 19 cities that currently make up the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Colorado Springs,...

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Supercomputing/AI and Emerging Technologies

According to a 2013 IDC report, "97% of businesses that had adopted supercomputing said they could no longer compete or survive without it." Operating at or near the highest performance levels at the time of commissioning, supercomputers (High Performance Computer or...

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead


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