Apply to IMPEL+

Apply to become an IMPEL+ Innovator at one of our workshops:

December 2, 2020 (Application deadline: November 9, 2020)

February 5, 2021 (Application deadline: January 6, 2021)

March 12, 2021 (Application deadline: February 10, 2021)

Workshop Notes:

  1. If any workshop dates above are rescheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, IMPEL+ will hold a "backup" workshop on Friday April 9, 2020.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Top IMPEL+ Innovators will be selected after the workshops for IMPEL National Showcase and Partner Pitch Events held by IMPEL+ Partner Incubators.

Workshop Agenda

Here is what Innovators can expect during a typical IMPEL+ workshop:


  • 08:30 - 08:45 AM: Participant networking and handouts

  • 08:45 - 08:50 AM: Welcome, Mary Hubbard, DOE Program Lead

  • 08:50 - 09:05 AM: Overview, Reshma Singh, IMPEL Program Director

  • 09:05 - 09:15 AM: Self-assessment and goal setting

  • 09:15 - 09:45 AM: First Pitches, All Innovators

  • 09:45 - 10:00 AM: Coach presentations

  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM: Breakout activities session 1

  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM: Lunch and Q&A with coaches

  • 12:30 - 04:30 PM: Breakout activities sessions 2, 3, 4

  • 04:30 - 05:00 PM: Write Final Pitches and feedback

  • 05:00 - 06:00 PM: Final Pitches and feedback

  • 06:00 - 06:20 PM: Self assessments, evaluation forms

  • 06:20 - 06:30 PM: Selection and closing announcements

Post-workshop

  • 06:30 - 06:45 PM: Video interview of selected candidates

Innovators are encouraged to continue the conversation over an informal virtual networking dinner.


Who leads the IMPEL+ workshops? Click to read more about IMPEL's Expert Coaches.