Member Initiated Projects (MIP)
The PowerAmerica Member Initiated Project (MIP) is a valuable benefit of the Institute that establishes a process for supporting technology development that is focused on pre-competitive, but critical needs of the broad WBG community. The specific purpose of establishing Member Initiated Projects is to provide a mechanism for Institute members to collectively identify the highest priority projects that are needed to advance WBG commercialization and to direct resources to address those challenges. As the name implies, these projects will be funded by member dues and other revenue-generating activities the Institute may perform (without DOE funds).
The MIP was conceived at the outset of the Institute and now that a sufficient quantity of member dues have been collected, the process can begin. Establishing a member-directed group of activities is in the long-term strategic interest of the Institute. The MIP provides a direct return to members for the dues they pay. Successful projects are expected to yield tangible results that benefit members and generate valuable IP that will be shared with the members. A small working group composed of members will work with PowerAmerica staff to administer the MIP program.
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