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February 5, 2021

February Newsletter: 30 Innovators Pitch at IMPEL's Recent Workshops


While the community of building technologists is relatively small and specialized, the range of innovative projects and applications in the field is vast. IMPEL's 2021 Innovators are a reflection of this diversity, pitching projects such as Kyoung Hee Kim of EcoClosure's microalgae window retrofitting to improve indoor air quality, to Adam Landsman of PulseIQ's use of data analytics to optimize building performance, to Tommy Gibbons of Hempitecture's hemp-based, sustainable building insulation, just to name a few examples. (Read more)

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December 14, 2020

A panel of "sharks" converged at the EERE-NASEO Shark Tank on December 4, 2020. This high-profile event was a unique partnership between the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP), Building Technologies Office (BTO) and National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) to help states partner with entrepreneurs to increase market access for energy-saving technologies. (Read more)

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December 14, 2020

Five IMPEL+ Innovators pitched their hardtech to industry and government leaders at the inspiring BTO Peer PReview on November 17, 2020. The Expert Panel were New Story COO Alexandria Lafci, Treau CTO Kipp Bradford and Austin Technology Incubator CSO Erin Keys. (Read more)

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Over the past year, nearly 70 buildings innovators gained critical technology-to-market pitch communication skills at four intensive IMPEL+ workshops held across the country. This cohort of selected IMPEL innovators included building technology researchers from national laboratories, small business owners, university faculty members and graduate students, as well as building architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs. (Read more)

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June 19, 2020

View photos from the IMPEL+ Workshop held virtually on June 19, 2020.

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February 14, 2020

View photos from the IMPEL+ Workshop held in Boston, MA on June 19, 2020.

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December 6, 2019

View photos from the IMPEL+ Workshop held in Washington DC on December 6, 2019.

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December 6, 2019

View photos from the IMPEL+ Workshop held in Berkeley, CA on November 15, 2019.

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May 13, 2019

IMPEL Your Building Technology Idea

Five Lab Innovation Teams, chosen and assembled from the ranks of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Lab family, successfully finished the 2018-2019 "Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs” (IMPEL) program. IMPEL is an eight-month, professional development program funded by the Building Technologies Office (BTO), within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and implemented by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. IMPEL provides promising scientists with mentorship from building industry professionals, monthly expert webinars, and pitch coaching from Silicon Valley specialists. (Read more)

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December 11, 2018

Photo Gallery: IMPEL Virtual Pitch Coaching Event

View photos from the IMPEL Virtual Pitch Coaching event held on December 11, 2018.

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August 20, 2018

Photo Gallery: IMPEL Training Event at the Energy Exchange

View photos from the IMPEL training event held at the Energy Exchange on August 20, 2018.

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