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BRITE Member announced as Lab MATCH Prize Phase 1 Winner

Lab MATCH prize map of the US, including LEAF Automation as the only winner from Ohio.

Congratulations to BRITE member LEAF Automation for winning Lab MATCH Phase 1. LEAF will now advance to compete in the next round of the prize!   

Winning teams were awarded $2,500 each for their work in the initial Commitment Phase, having crafted a viable licensing and commercialization plan for their selected National Lab IP. In Phase 2, the Plan Phase, they will create comprehensive engagement plans that include actionable steps, partners, and timeline. 

Phase 1 Winners  

OTT received an impressive variety of submissions that proposed go-to-market strategies for unique, problem-solving energy technologies. 

Phase 1 winners come from across the U.S., representing a range of National Lab partners and IP topic areas. 

  • Active Surfaces Inc. (Woburn, MA) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Photovoltaic (PV) 
  • All Drone Science (Gresham, OR) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Photovoltaic (PV) 
  • ATOMIQ (Pittsfield, MA) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Aerospace 
  • Brick City Energy (Saint Louis, MO) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Energy Storage 
  • Diesel heads (Weston, FL) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Transportation 
  • Expanding Frontiers (Brownsville, TX) 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Carbon Capture 
  • Gold Standard Radiation Detection, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Security & Defense 
  • GridFlow (Albuquerque, NM) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Energy Storage 
  • Joliet Commercialization Coalition (Joliet, MT) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Wind 
  • Leaf Automation (Akron, OH) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Photovoltaic (PV) 
  • Liquidmetal (Chattanooga, TN) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Concentrated Solar 
  • Marsan Technology (Milledgeville, GA) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Buildings 
  • Maveena Energy (Frisco, TX) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Buildings 
  • NanoSieve (Miami Beach, FL) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Gas Absorption 
  • Ourobio (Indianapolis, IN) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Biogas 
  • Team JG (Seattle, WA) 
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Photovoltaic (PV) 
  • TerraLoop (Durham, North Carolina) 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling 
  • ThermoVers (Detroit, MI) 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Buildings 
  • Torpel (Charlottesville, VA) 
    Sandia National Laboratory – Energy Storage 

You can find more information about the prize, teams, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions on

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