Argonne National Laboratory
Downtown Chicago at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel. The event will be in-person but support remote participation (hybrid).
Reserve your room today! The Sheraton has a limited number of hotel rooms available at a special rate for this event.
The first ever LEEP Summit will be held July 11-12 to showcase the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP). More than 50 startups are expected to participate in the Summit which will include a Clean Energy Fair, an Inclusive Innovation Panel, a Climate Tech Town Hall, and a Demo Day for graduating LEEP innovators. The summit will showcase all four LEEP nodes, four national labs, and the regional ecosystems these programs leverage to move clean energy technologies from the lab to the market.
The next generation of energy entrepreneurs developing game-changing clean energy technologies from across the nation. Invitees include:
The challenge of meeting net zero 2050 goals requires moving new science-based innovations into deployment at speeds never before realized. LEEP enables the rapid movement of science-based climate innovations into market impact by providing full-time support for two years and access to the resources unique to the DOE’s national labs and their regional innovation ecosystems. Since 2015 100+ Fellows have been supported in the program and achieved remarkable success.
The Summit will also showcase the regional and national impact of the LEEP program while highlighting the value of inclusive innovation and diversity for early-stage clean energy startups.
To be contacted when registration opens or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail [email protected]
LEEP Summit Organizing Committee
Local LEEP Summit Steering Committee
For the first time ever, the Summit will convene past and present LEEP entrepreneurs along with key climate change stakeholders, investors, and thought leaders from government, industry, academia and the U.S. climate innovation ecosystem.
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