ARPA-E Announces SCALEUP Project Selections

ARPA-E announces 9 projects in our new SCALEUP Program, including Natron Energy, Bridger Photonics, 24M, AutoGrid Systems, Cambridge Electronics, LongPath Technologies, Sila Nanotechnologies, Switched Source and Ionic Materials.

SCALEUP - Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential - is a first-of-its-kind initiative, supporting the scaling of high-risk and potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. The goal of the program is to translate the performance achieved at the lab- and bench-scale by previously funded ARPA-E technologies to commercial viability, supporting promising energy technologies that require scaling-up or pre-pilot projects to enable a path to market and ultimately lead to realized commercial impact. SCALEUP awardees are unique in that they will focus on further developing existing technologies, for which the proof-of-concept R&D challenges have been addressed, that can establish real-world impact through scaling.

Dr. James Zahler, ARPA-E Associate Director for Technology-to-Market