Industry & University Consortia

The University of Texas Advanced Energy Consortium
The Advanced Energy Consortium will facilitate pre-competitive research in micro- and nanotechnology materials and sensors that have the potential to create a positive and disruptive change in the recovery of petroleum and gas from new and existing reservoirs.

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California Institute for Energy and Environment
The California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) is a linchpin in meeting this challenge. Based in the University of California, they initiate, plan, manage, and administer public-interest energy research. Partners with the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, utilities, and other research sponsors to help form the agenda for research in energy science, technology, and policy- identifying the most critical avenues on the complex route to California’s energy goals.

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Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory
The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory is a research consortium among four leading research institutions-the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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CPV Consortium – California
The CPV Consortium is a global industry organization that supports the development and long-term success of the Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) industry with the goal of providing a low cost, reliable source of renewable energy.


Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. IMEC’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure and its strong network of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems.



New England Marine Renewable Energy Center
MREC established the University Research Consortium in 2008 to encourage research into marine renewable energy technologies. Currently the University Research Consortium is comprised of five voting members with representation from UMass Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Associate Members of the university consortium include non-voting representatives of : Roger Williams University; UMass Boston and Amherst; Massachusetts  Maritime Academy; and University of Edinburgh.

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Purdue Consortium for Research on Energy Systems and Policy (CRESP)
The overarching goal of the Purdue Consortium for Research on Energy Systems and Policy (CRESP) is to develop improved energy technologies, systems, and policies. These systems will depend on advances in basic and applied energy sciences, the invention of new technologies, the integration of these technologies with existing energy infrastructure, and the transformation of energy infrastructure into more efficient and sustainable systems.



Research Triangle Energy Consortium
Duke University, NC State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International.


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SEMATECH is the world’s catalyst for accelerating the commercialization of technology innovations into manufacturing solutions. By setting global direction, creating opportunities for flexible collaboration, and conducting strategic R&D, SEMATECH delivers significant return on investment to our semiconductor and emerging technology partners.


Silicon Solar Consortium Research Center
I/UCRC CENTER, a partnership between PV industry, universities, national laboratories and the National Science Foundation, focuses on those key research areas essential to reach competitive levels in cost and performance of silicon PV material, PV cells and PV modules, while developing novel breakthrough designs and processes.


SolarTech provides innovative expertise and accelerates local solar markets. They remove barriers, ensuring a long term, sustainable solar industry. Bringing together industry and the public sector, SolarTech drives the growth of solar energy at the state and local level. They focus on results; our efforts provide best practices and implementation standards that make mass adoption of solar a reality.


Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction
The Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction is a joint effort among Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Florida, and the Mississippi Development Authority.  The Center supports the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program’s (ITP) goals of reducing energy intensity by 2.5% annually through 2017.  Its programs will create partnerships among DOE, sate and local government, academia, end users, utilities, nongovernmental organizations and companies providing energy services to end users.



SRC Energy Research Institute
Includes Purdue (PV) and Carnegie Mellon (Smart Grid). Industry memberships, federal funding. Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is the world’s leading technology research consortium. With member companies and university research programs spanning the globe, SRC plays an indispensable part in the R&D strategies of the industry’s most influential entities. SRC-sponsored university research is of the highest caliber and creates knowledge breakthroughs that will invent the industries of tomorrow.


The Midlands Energy Consortium
The Midlands Energy Consortium consists of the universities of Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham. Three universities have long invested significantly in energy research. Each has now integrated this activity by establishing interdisciplinary schools and institutes which draw on capabilities in engineering, physical and social sciences. Each interdisciplinary organisation is lead by a director, who provides co-ordination for all energy related research within that university, and who collaborates closely within the consortium.


University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio
The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) is a statewide organization serving the needs of its members by supporting clean energy research, strengthening education, promoting a strong and vibrant business community, and enhancing Ohio’s advanced energy economy.UCEAO supports the environmentally responsible development and deployment of advanced and renewable energy technologies in Ohio by promoting and enhancing connections among Ohio institutions of higher education, government entities, the private sector, and other strategic partners.

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Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
VCERC was created by the VA legislature in 2007 and first received funds from the Commonwealth in fiscal year (July 1st 2007-June 30th 2008). Since July 2007 VCERC has developed coastal energy technologies and the Virginian knowledge base to assist the Commonwealth in meeting the targets set out in the VA Energy Plan. VCERC’s ongoing efforts impact three key VA Energy Plan objectives: creation of renewable energy resources; improving the environment; and economic development.9 University partners.

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