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American Energy Innovators Network

Energy entrepreneurs and the investors that support them are the lifeblood of our nation’s energy innovation ecosystem, providing the bold, creative thinking necessary to address our climate challenges. Yet federal policies and programs intended to support their long-term success often fall short of meeting the needs of these crucial stakeholders.

To address this disconnect, the Bipartisan Policy Center is convening a group of emerging companies and investors in the energy space to serve as a central point of coordination in the federal policy landscape. The American Energy Innovators Network (AEIN) serves as an entry point for policy ideas, political engagement, and strategic relationship building for innovative early-stage energy entrepreneurs, startups, and investors. This initiative builds off BPC’s work with the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) and aims to provide practical, actionable input into real-time federal policy initiatives and helps create a more effective partnership between the private sector and the federal government in finding energy solutions.

AEIN brings together over 70 members and includes clean energy startup founders, entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, investors, and others.

Read AEIN’s inaugural report on recommendations for reforming the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR programs to better support small businesses engaged in innovation and technology transfer, and AEIN led recommendations for supporting pilot-scale demonstrations at DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations.

To learn more or to become a member, email [email protected].

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