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Join us for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 24th Industry Growth Forum to be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado on November 8 - 10, 2011.  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Industry Growth Forum is the United State's premier event for emerging clean energy and energy efficiency technology startups to gain exposure to and feedback from venture capitalists, corporate investors, government agencies, and strategic partners. Since 2003, presenting startups have cumulatively raised nearly $4 billion in growth financing.


Entrepreneur Presentations

  • Watch competitively selected cleantech startups (selected from over 200 applicants) present their cutting-edge business plans.
  • Hear feedback from experts on selected companies' business plans and presentations.
  • Apply to be a presenting startup at the NREL IGF website.    


  • Meet seasoned industry professionals and investors. 
  • Watch our website for a roster of clean energy venture capitalists, investors, and strategic partners to schedule private one-on-one meetings to be held during the Forum.

Partnership Accelerator Program - New for 2011! 

  • Hear business and researchers identify the future markets and technologies of the commercial and residential building industries including whole building management, grid integration, and advanced building products.
  • Collaborate with leading companies and NREL scientists on the solutions to these challenges in a facilitated networking event. 

Celebrate Marty Murphy's Accomplishments

  • In the mid-1990s Marty recognized the financial hurdles of clean energy startups, and started the NREL Industry Growth Forum to assist companies facing the lab-to-market "Valley of Death".
  • As Marty retires in 2011, please join us to celebrate Marty's career contributions to the early stage clean energy ecosystem
Quick Links    

The NREL Industry Growth Forum 


Apply to Be a Presenting Startup 


NREL's Commercialization Programs 


NREL's Buildings Research 


Our Sponsors 


 Important Dates


August 19, 2011 - Application Deadline


September 30, 2011 - Presenting Startups Announced 


October 14, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline


October 28, 2011 - Regular Registration Deadline


November 8 - 10, 2011 - NREL Industry Growth Forum 

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Cooley New Enterprise Associates UBS Financial Services 

Silver Sponsors

 BP Alternative EnergyBattery Ventures coloofficeofecondevMohr Davidow Ventures
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