ARPA-E brings together top minds in energy research, development, and commercialization to change what’s possible. One quality that stretches across this spectrum of backgrounds and talents is a commitment to making an impact—enhancing the United States’ economic competitiveness, energy security, and environment.
ARPA-E invests in creative, out-of-the-box, and transformational energy technologies that may not be ready for significant private investment. De-risking these potential high-impact technologies at key make-or-break points early in the development cycle is the foundational mission of ARPA-E. The agency targets the nascent technologies that stand to transform America’s energy landscape.
Since its founding in 2009, ARPA-E has funded over 660+ projects in diverse subject areas, including reimagining electrical generation and grid technologies, engineering useful new materials, and finding innovative ways to transform America’s transportation infrastructure, to name a few.
At the heart of ARPA-E’s success is its people. Program Directors, Tech-to-Market Advisors, and Fellows come from universities, industry, startups, and the public sector to redefine our nation’s approach to energy innovation.
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