Build 4 Scale Pilot Class Announcement

B4S Course

Date TBA



Devel­op­ing clean ener­gy prod­ucts often requires nav­i­gat­ing com­plex man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es and sup­ply chains. Yet entre­pre­neurs often lack the expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge required to do so. Build4Scale will train clean­tech entre­pre­neurs on the fun­da­men­tals of man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­vid­ing them with the tools and infor­ma­tion they need to they need to bring their promis­ing ener­gy solu­tions to mar­ket. The U.S. Depart­ment of Ener­gy (DOE) Clean Ener­gy Man­u­fac­tur­ing Ini­tia­tive (CEMI) and DOE Office of Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy and Renew­able Ener­gy (EERE) Tech­nol­o­gy-to-Mar­ket (T2M) pro­grams aim to increase U.S. com­pet­i­tive­ness in man­u­fac­tur­ing clean ener­gy tech­nolo­gies and bring new inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies to mar­ket.

This one-day class intends to teach the ele­ments of clean ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy scal­ing and com­mer­cial­iza­tion. The class will touch upon the fol­low­ing ele­ments:

  1. Man­u­fac­tur­ing Assess­ment
  2. Detailed Design Pack­age
  3. Design for Man­u­fac­tur­ing and Assem­bly and Test­ing
  4. Beta Pro­to­type and Test Plan
  5. Part­ner­ships, Sup­ply Chain, and Dis­tri­b­u­tion
  6. Reg­u­la­tion, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and Qual­i­ty Plan
  7. Sus­tain­ing Qual­i­ty and War­ran­ty

The goal is to pro­vide an overview of var­i­ous com­mer­cial­iza­tion aspects in an envi­ron­ment that con­tin­u­al­ly refines the course to address atten­dees needs and pre­vail­ing and new mar­ket con­di­tions.

The course will be taught by Dr. Jere­my Theil (, an expert in tech­nol­o­gy com­mer­cial­iza­tion for advanced mate­ri­als espe­cial­ly in the fields of clean ener­gy and semi­con­duc­tors. He has suc­cess­ful­ly lead devel­op­ment pro­grams rang­ing in scope from applied R&D, through high-vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing at com­pa­nies such as First Solar, Hewlett-Packard, Alta Devices, and Quan­tum­scape. He has also worked in a vari­ety of busi­ness sit­u­a­tions includ­ing small-scale start ups, large-cor­po­rate R&D, busi­ness trans­for­ma­tions, and uni­ver­si­ty col­lab­o­ra­tions.

The class and hand­outs are free. How­ev­er due to lim­it­ed facil­i­ties, reg­is­tra­tion con­fir­ma­tion is required to attend the class on a first come, first served basis.

If inter­est­ed in attend­ing the class, please e-mail:   mvwen­er­gy at