The rapid turnaround of digital innovation makes it easy to forget that hardtech advances, such as the introduction of new materials, often takes two to three decades to go from the lab to consumers. The Energy Materials Network is one way the government is trying to speed this up.
Accelerating Materials Development for a Clean Energy Future
The White House and the Department of Energy kicked-off a new initiative, the Energy Materials Network, to accelerate innovation around the clean energy manufacturing industry’s most pressing materials challenges. This network has the potential to revolutionize whole industries and is critical for the United States to compete globally in manufacturing in the 21st century.