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Applications closed for the 2020-21 IMPEL+ Season

December 2, 2020 (Workshop complete)

February 5, 2021 (Workshop complete)

March 12, 2021 (Workshop complete)

What do all IMPEL+ Innovators Share?

What do all IMPEL+ Innovators share?

✴️ A passion to change the world with their buildings innovation

✴️ A drive to impel their buildings hardware, software, and programs to impact

✴️ An awareness that their vision may be impossible to achieve just by themselves, and IMPEL+ may be the help they need!


  1. Participation in the Workshops are fully funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Candidates will be selected as "IMPEL+ Innovators" to participate at one IMPEL+ workshop, and informed at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

  2. All IMPEL+ Innovators are required to review the IMPEL+ Resource Toolkit in advance to prepare themselves for the IMPEL+ Workshop.

  3. Top IMPEL+ Innovators are selected after the workshops for access to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and federal/state tech-to-market programs, and opportunities with partners Austin Technology Incubator and Greentown Labs' Pitch/Prize events and/or Accelerator.

The IMPEL+ 2021 Launch Webinar

While millions of dollars are spent for R&D and small businesses for building and energy technologies, only a portion of these reach users and create value.

Learn how IMPEL+ can help you impel your buildings and energy innovation to market impact at the prerecorded webinar above. Hear straight from the organizations and people behind IMPEL+, plus an exciting announcement about our new partnerships this year.

Webinar slides are also available for download here.


Featured Speakers:

Sample Workshop Agenda

Here is what Innovators can expect during a typical IMPEL+ workshop (all times PST):

8:30 - 9:00am: Introductions

9:00 - 9:45am: First pitches

9:45 - 10:00am: Business plan and storytelling

10:00 - 10:40am: Business Topic area 1

10:40 - 11:20am: Breakout groups

11:20 - 11:55am: Middle pitches with live, custom feedback

11:55 - 12:30pm: Lunch and pulse check

12:30 - 1:00pm: Business Topic area 2

1:00 - 1:40pm: Breakout groups

1:40 - 2:20pm: Middle pitches with live, custom feedback

2:20 - 2:50pm: Business Topic area 3

2:50 - 3:20pm: Breakout groups

3:20 - 3:30pm: Prep for final pitches

3:30 - 5:10pm: Final pitches and Scoring

5:10 - 5:30pm: IMPEL+ and Partner next steps

5:30 - 6:30pm: Networking happy hour