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Notice of Intent to Issue Annual Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF)

The U.S. Department of Energy' (DOE's) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) intends to issue its annual Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Solicitation—or call for proposals from DOE National Laboratories, Plants, and Sites (DOE Facilities). OTT anticipates releasing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 TCF Solicitation on or about September 10, 2020. OTT will distribute the TCF Solicitation to the Technology Transfer Offices at each of the eligible DOE Facilities.

This Solicitation offers an opportunity for private industry to partner with DOE'S Facilities to advance Facility-developed energy technologies and Intellectual Property (IP) toward commercialization. TCF projects, in both topic areas below, require that half of all project costs come from non-federal sources. These sources may include industry, state and local governments, or entities they have created. In FY21, DOE expects to select TCF projects from DOE Facilities in the following two topics:

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. DOE may issue a Solicitation as described here, one later than expected, one that is significantly different than described here, or may not issue a Solicitation at all.

The anticipated Solicitation will include information about how to apply to the TCF. Eligible applicants should contact their DOE Facility's Technology Transfer Office for a copy of the Solicitation. DOE will not distribute the Solicitation to other entities, nor will it respond to questions about the Solicitation except from eligible entities. Other interested parties should contact DOE Facilities for information about partnering with them on a TCF proposal to advance Facility-developed energy technologies or IP.