CEI created the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to accelerate the development, scale-up, and adoption of new technologies in solar harvesting, energy storage, and systems integration. This open-access facility in Seattle, founded on the principle that users retain all intellectual property, offers customized training and use of instruments for fabricating prototypes, testing devices and modules, and integrating systems. The Testbeds also houses meeting and office space where users from academia and business work and collaborate. Through Entrepreneur in Residence and Investor in Residence programs, and community-sponsored events, the Testbeds are an active gathering space for cleantech innovators and investors.
Scale-up & Characterization
Research Training Testbed
Testbeds users include climate tech researchers and entrepreneurs. For more information on becoming a user, contact Testbeds Managing Director Mike Pomfret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Climate Tech Innovators
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)
EIRs host regular public events and office hours to council entrepreneurs, researchers, and students in the region. The current EIR is Ben Bierman, Principal Consultant at Integration Advantage, a consultancy for start-up and growth stage technology firms. Ben’s background includes development and commercialization of semiconductor manufacturing and laser technologies, acquisition and integration of startup companies, and deployment of solar panels and solar thermal plants.
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