Located just footsteps from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, GloLabs, managed by NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center will provide startups the critical resources they need to convene, learn, grow, and scale, while including dynamic engagement with industry and investment.

Occupying more than 60,000 square feet of Colorado’s Global Energy Park, GloLabs will serve as the physical space for multiple incubation and acceleration programs managed by NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.

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Lab Space

Fully equipped lab space to meet the needs of climate tech and cleantech entreprenuers including wet labs, fume hoods, machining equipment, prototyping space, demonstration space, office space and collaboration space.

  • 2 floors
  • 200+ benches
  • 100+ office spaces
  • Shared event space and board rooms
  • Prototyping and demo space at NREL’s STEP campus


The energy transition will require systems thinking and value chain collaboration among first movers and solutions to the next wave of innovations as we work to deliver clean energy and climate tech solutions across the globe. GloLabs will sit in the spaces best tackled by a network surrounded by world class knowledge base of support at NREL.

Lab space equipment tailored for tackling the next wave of innovation in:

Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Plastics Circularity
Buildings and Infrastructure
Industrial Decarbonization
Critical Materials

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Startups, investors, NREL researchers, industry partners and universities will engage in relevant, fresh and insightful activities on campus to share knowledge and accelerate learning curves.

Community programming managed by NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, the producer of the longest running event in the industry, the Industry Growth Forum, will provide opportunities that move technology forward.