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Strengthening place-based innovation ecosystems: DOE opens request for information

February 02, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requests input from stakeholders on place-based innovation activities leveraging research institutions, such as (but not limited to) DOE’s national laboratories and sites. Feedback collected as part of this RFI will inform DOE’s future program planning and development efforts. The RFI is an opportunity to provide input on how DOE can catalyze and sustain place-based ecosystems across the country.

The request includes a list of guiding questions about regional characteristics as well as existing and potential place-based regional innovation activities to inform responses.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement, prize, or other solicitation. The comment period concludes on March 28.

In the press release, DOE Under Secretary Geraldine Richmond notes, “Place-based innovation initiatives are key to the success of DOE’s mission going forward … DOE National Labs are catalysts to make sure the benefits of the new energy economy reach all corners of the nation so that communities can thrive."

Review the full notice and submit feedback via Regulations.gov

doe, federal labs, rfi