The Department of Energy is hoping that "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" will be a model of success.
The program, which kicks off May 2, will offer start-ups the opportunity to license patents from among the 15,000 owned by the government's 17 national laboratories for a mere $1,000. The government also plans to reduce paperwork.
"America's entrepreneurs and innovators are the best in the world," U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu said today in a statement. "Today, we're challenging them to create new businesses based on discoveries … Read more