Full Title: Scaling Innovation: A Proposed Framework for Scaling Energy Demonstrations and Early Deployment
Author(s): American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC)
Publisher(s): American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC)
Publication Date: January 20, 2022
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A Scaling Innovation Advisory Group, which included entrepreneurs and experts from industry, finance, academia, and government, came together to advise the AEIC on the critical but often challenging steps in the innovation life cycle: demonstration and early deployment. Between March and November 2020, AEIC held seven workshops on the need for greater federal support for demonstrations and deployment. The Advisory Group invited guest speakers from DOE, investment groups, private companies, and think tanks to highlight critical barriers to demonstration and deployment of new energy technologies. The successes and failures of several federal programs were analyzed for lessons learned. While critical characteristics and capabilities began to emerge, important conversations took place regarding political feasibility and timing.
The AEIC commissioned four experts to analyze case studies that examined the role of demonstration projects in the commercialization of new technology, particularly clean energy technology.