In its 26th year, the Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions. The IGF builds on decades of technical expertise and market analysis accumulated at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation’s only federal lab dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency research.
We are strongly committed to our mission of connecting cutting-edge startups with motivated investors. These connections are critical to drive innovation to market for impact and we are dedicated to making that a reality.
With over two decades of event design, the NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center assesses the ever-evolving cleantech ecosystem and engineers the event each year into the most productive gathering of its kind. Our goal: to maximize the direct interaction time between the leading investors in cleantech and a pool of cutting-edge startup companies.
Presenting companies are chosen from applicants vetted by a selection committee of more than 80 cleantech investors and industry experts. This rigorous screening process provides beneficial feedback to startups that apply, with at least six experts reviewing each application. The top 40 companies are invited to present.
Attendees typically arrange 10 to 12 highly-targeted meetings, which are scheduled through an easy-to-use system available to registrants.