NREL Industry Growth Forum

NREL Industry Growth Forum

In 135 Days

In its 26th year, the Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from the private and public sectors. This event focuses on building relationships, showcasing innovative technologies, and identifying disruptive business solutions. The IGF builds on decades of technical expertise, industry collaborations, and market analysis accumulated at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The NREL Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the nation’s premier cleantech networking event. The IGF provides many opportunities to accelerate your company’s growth, including the chance to present to over 500 of the world’s leading cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. 

Benefits of applying and presenting at the event:                           

  • Early signup access to the Investor 1-1 Networking Session
  • Visibility and prestige of presenting to a curated audience of top cleantech investors
  • Mentoring by an assigned member of the IGF Selection Committee
  • Program and resources to quickly build, launch, and scale your startup through Amazon Web Services  – including credits, training, and support through AWS Startups Programs. So whether you need help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or finalizing a fundraising round, AWS provides all the resources you need to get started from inception to IPO.
    Winner gets legal advisory services up to $10,000 from sponsor Wilson Sonsini and recognition as a winner of the prestigious NREL Industry Growth Forum
  • Up to 40 hours of technical advisory support through the NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP)


The application to pitch closes December 6, 2020.  You can find more information about the event and apply here. If you are a Labeled Solution, contact us for a discount code to apply to present.

Out of concern for the cleantech community, the IGF will be an online event held April 20-22, 2021. This vibrant, engaging virtual event will retain the expertise for which the IGF is known, while keeping our community safe.