The Department of Energy National Laboratories Organizational design and management strategies to improve federal energy innovation and technology transfer to the private sector
Bin-Nun, Amitai Y., Gabriel Chan, Laura Diaz Anadon, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Sarah Jane Maxted. The Department of Energy National Laboratories Organizational design and management strategies to improve federal energy innovation and technology transfer to the private sector. Report. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. November 2017.
This report recommends policies and actions to improve the return on investment the United States government makes in sponsoring research and development (R&D) at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) seventeen National Laboratories (“Labs”). While the Labs make a unique and significant contribution to all of the Department of Energy’s missions, we develop the idea that for the Labs to fully support DOE’s energy transformation goals, their R&D management practices need to be updated to better reflect current research into innovation systems and management. We also highlight the necessity of Lab interactions with industry in order to impact the nation’s energy infrastructure investment, which is, for the most part, privately held.
Department of Energy, National Laboratories, innovation, technology transfer