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DE-FOA-0002027: Request for Information: Technology Commercialization Fund

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is an approximately $25 million annual fund created to provide matching funds with private partners to promote promising energy technologies for commercial purposes.

The purpose of this RFI is to seek input about how OTT might improve the TCF through changes to the program and its structure. OTT seeks specific input on the TCF's structure and process, treatment of project partners, handling of non-federal matching funds, and potential to leverage other DOE programs. This RFI builds on previous DOE RFIs related to technology transfer and commercialization topics, including the 2008 Federal Register Notice on DOE Technology Transfer Practices, the 2013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Commercialization RFI, and OTT’s 2015 RFI, which included a section about the TCF. Responses to this RFI will serve as a complement to the input collected from these previous requests; however, respondents are encouraged to submit any relevant information to this RFI, even if it appeared in a previous response.

All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to with the subject line “TCF RFI Response” no later than January 11, 2019. All responses must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc/.docx) of no more than 5 pages in length, with black, Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. The document cannot exceed 2MB in size.

This is a RFI only. OTT will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. OTT may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.


  • Request For Information: Technology Commercialization Fund (Last Updated: 11/26/2018 12:28 PM ET)

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  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/11/2019 12:00 AM ET