We are thrilled to announce that the Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) has been awarded the prestigious Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) EPIC Round 3, Phase 1 Award! The EPIC program, funded by the DOE Office of Technology Transitions, recognizes MIC’s dedication to fostering innovation and driving energy technology advancement.

MIC was awarded for their development of a comprehensive plan to support energy startups and entrepreneurs and define their metrics for success. Now eligible for Phase 2, MIC has the opportunity to implement their novel support plan and create a continuation plan worthy of selection for a cooperative agreement. Selected EPIC Round 3 Phase 2 winners will then be invited to negotiate a cooperative agreement with OTT worth up to $1 million. 

This recognition highlights our commitment to accelerating the growth of startups and entrepreneurs in various sectors, including energy technology. With this award, we are poised to expand our efforts in supporting promising startups, fostering partnerships, and driving innovation in the energy sector.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Department of Energy for their support and recognition of our initiatives. We also thank our partners, stakeholders, and the community for their ongoing collaboration and encouragement.

Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this exciting journey towards a brighter, more sustainable future!

About the Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions

The Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is one of the largest supporters of technology commercialization in the federal government. Founded in 2015, OTT bolsters the technology industry’s market skills and enables clean energy technologies to progress through research, development, demonstration, and to deployment into the private sector to meet our nation’s climate goals. Visit us at energy.gov/technologytransitions to learn more, and subscribe to receive our latest opportunities and accomplishments via email. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Aina Zaresheva

Aina Zaresheva earned her B.S. degree in English as a Second Language Teaching from Saratov State University in Russia. She also has a Master's degree in Russian Arts and another MA degree in Spanish Language Teaching, both from University of Missouri - Columbia. Aina has 7 years of language teaching experience. In 2023, she joined the Missouri Innovation Center as the senior office support assistant.