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eLab Accelerator: A Bootcamp for Electricity Innovation

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In April, 2016, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will convene the third annual Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab) Accelerator event. This invitation-only, four-day working meeting brings together teams throughout North America that are working on high impact and innovative projects at the electricity system’s distribution edge. The purpose of the workshop is to take these projects to the next level through structured sessions designed to rapidly accelerate progress. This is accomplished by immersing participating teams in eLab’s collaborative approaches and subject-matter expertise that has a proven track record of delivering transformative change in the electricity sector. 

Detailed Accelerator 2016 information including location, agenda, cost, and the application process is available on the Event Details page.


At eLab Accelerator, RMI staff, Reos Partners, and eLab faculty will provide customized content, training, and tailored feedback to each team’s unique project. Specifically, Accelerator will give teams:

  • A structured working session to make progress on their project or initiative
  • A rich learning experience featuring experts on the latest thinking around new utility business models and distributed resources in the electricity sector
  • Tools and training to conceptualize problems in collaborative and innovative ways
  • New alliances to form a broader support network with other teams working on similar projects
  • A unique environment conducive to creativity and breakthrough ideas
  • More information about eLab Accelerator faculty is available on the Faculty page.


Accelerator teams comprise ~6 people representing multiple project stakeholders and partners. Successful teams bring together the right combination of vision, experience, knowledge, and commitment to a project that can accelerate change on the electricity system. A team’s project must be actively under development, although it may range from an idea just being nucleated to a project well under way.

More information about eLab Accelerator projects and teams is available on the Teams page.

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