Industrial Technology Validation Pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office is launching a new Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) pilot to help industry better identify and evaluate innovative technologies by hosting field validation testbeds. 


“To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we must rapidly scale-up the development and deployment of clean-energy technologies by American manufacturers. By bringing these emerging technologies out of the laboratory and onto the factory floor, DOE’s Industrial Technology Validation program moves us one step closer to commercializing the innovations that will make our clean energy future possible.”

- Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Click here to learn more about the impact of the Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) Pilot.



Emerging Technology Helps Meet Sustainability Goals

Better Plants partners across the country have set ambitious sustainability goals to reduce energy, water, and waste. Emerging technologies can be integral to achieving these goals, but the risks involved in installing and objectively validating performance in high-stakes industrial environments can often impede adoption.

Objective Evaluation Minimizes Adoption Risk

To overcome the risks inherent in adopting emerging technologies, AMO’s Industrial Technology Validation pilot is partnering with DOE’s National Labs to validate performance in dynamic industrial environments. Results will be shared broadly and help Better Plants partners understand the viability of a solution while mitigating many of the risks associated with being the first to install an emerging technology.

Learn More About the Pilot


Why Participate?

  • Engage in a full-scale pilot with M&V managed by National Lab experts
  • Receive independent insights regarding technology suitability for industrial processes
  • Inform public- and private-sector investment decisions through publicly available M&V findings
  • Increase market acceptance of emerging technologies by validating real-world performance



Submit Your Application

Funding for this pilot is limited. Submit your application as early as possible, even if you are not ready to begin the project. Evaluation start dates are flexible and can accommodate your schedule. Please address any questions to:            



For Phase II, technology vendors may apply individually or with a host site. Technologies must be innovative with potential for broad deployment and savings and meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals.



Identify a host site to serve as the technology testbed site (if applying jointly with a host site).  



Complete the Request for Proposals (with host site if applying jointly) and email to the ITV Support team at


Pilot Phases and Timing

Phase I


Phase II

Phase I of the ITV Pilot is open exclusively to Better Plants partners to team up with a selected vendor of their choice to be validated at a Better Plants facility. The application period for Phase I is closed and the technology installation and validation is underway. Click below to learn more about Phase I technology and participants.    Phase II of the ITV Pilot opens August 2021 and will allow technology vendors the opportunity to apply either in conjunction with a Better Plants partner or industrial site, or apply independently to validate their emerging technology at a future designated Better Plants partner or industrial site.


See the Results from Other DOE Field Validation Projects

Explore the Better Buildings Field Validation Results Hub, a one-stop-shop for information associated with completed and ongoing technology validations in occupied, operational buildings. This resource allows you to view data and outcomes from various completed field validation tests conducted through the DOE.