The primary vehicle by which we research, develop and deploy novel market strategies, business models and public policy solutions is our Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program. It allows CalCEF to collaborate with world-class leaders of vision, experience and capacity to address key barriers to the commercialization, deployment and expansion of clean energy technologies.
Each EIR project results in a white paper detailing research findings, as well as actionable recommendations for solving market or policy failures. Optimally, a business plan, financial product and/or policy will also be born by the end of each EIR’s term that can be piloted with CalCEF as a solution for the given problem. Through the collaborative research and review process, the EIR program not only advances potential solutions to clean energy challenges but also identifies, develops and networks current and future industry leaders.