Energy and Materials
Energy is the currency of the 21st Century, and technologies that can cleanly and safely generate energy at low cost continue to be in demand. The Aegis Creek team is highly experienced in both the production of energy generation technologies and their implementation in the market. Included in this area are semiconductors, solar, geothermal, battery and automotive technologies, power electronics, and a host of manufacturing technologies.
Naturally, much of the funding in the energy space comes from the Department of Energy - however the Department of Defense has been and remains extremely interested in reliable clean energy production, energy storage, and energy efficiency technologies. Reducing the energy budget for industry and agriculture remain of broad interest and receive funding from DOE, USDA, and Commerce. Next and beyond next generation materials technologies, both core materials development and processing development, are of great interest to the DoD and receive significant funding. Opportunities for collaborative research and development abound in this space with potential collaborative research and development agreements (CRADAs) possible with the National Labs system (DOE) and the uniformed service research labs (DoD). Funding encompasses early stage research and development, demonstration installations, and, for certain technologies, full scale manufacturing capacity funding.