Renewable Energy Commercialization

A group of people standing in a plot that has solar panels and edible planets growing; people are looking towards the sky.

Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship

Global climate change presents a significant challenge for mankind but also creates economic opportunities for the development of new energy technologies. With increasing public acceptance that new energy solutions are needed in the very near future, there will be tremendous need to quickly bring new energy technologies from the lab to commercialization to deployment. Doing so effectively requires not only technical expertise, but also skills in entrepreneurship and technology translation. Building on the University of Minnesota MIN-Corps program, this competitive program will provide fellowship support to interested Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to translate their technical innovations in the renewable energy space into real world solutions.

The Goal

A joint initiative of the Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering, in partnership with the University of Minnesota MIN-Corps program and the Office of Technology Commercialization, to accelerate technology translation of renewable energy and energy efficiency research at the University of Minnesota.




The 2020 – 2021 REC Fellows