Energy storage innovators need cost effective and clear pathways to the expertise, facilities, and resources needed to accelerate the development and commercialization of new technologies.  Through its Technology Assessment and Acceleration programs, CalCharge is forging a series of strategic relationships that will better leverage existing resources and dramatically expand access to the array of world-class research and testing facilities found in the national labs, universities, and organizations in California.

Using an extremely innovative and dramatically streamlined Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), member companies will be able to access services, facilities and personnel at Berkeley Lab, and SLAC significantly faster, and at a lower expected cost, than through traditional bilaterally negotiated contracts.

CalCharge hopes to use this groundbreaking agreement structure as a model for engagement with other prominent California research institutions and other entities with expensive, hard to access scientific equipment and expertise.