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Technology-to-Market (T2M) Advisor | ARPA-E | Washington, DC


ARPA-E is seeking highly motivated technology commercialization experts with a unique mix of technical,  business and entrepreneurial experience to help create high-impact energy technology development programs  and prepare teams and technologies for commercial markets. Technology-to-Market (T2M) Advisors are  expected to have skills in business development/technical marketing, product development, supply chains,  and/or financial analysis. T2M Advisors should also possess excellent coaching and team development  skills to guide ARPA-E awardees in the development and execution of technology commercialization  strategies. 

The most competitive candidates will have strong energy industry experience and will have managed the  commercialization of a technology. According to their mix of skills & experience, T2M Advisors will work on a  combination of direct project management and broader market development activities including: 

  • Building on your existing knowledge and network in energy technology products and markets to develop  deep understanding and perspective for innovation opportunities and commercialization pathways for  energy technologies 
  • Advising project teams on strategies for market assessment, business planning, intellectual property,  product development, and supply chain considerations 
  • Assessing customer discovery to assess market requirements and determine product-market fit;  developing market studies 
  • Performing techno-economic analyses to support new program development and determine cost performance tradeoffs for funded projects 
  • Cultivating a network of government, industry and investor stakeholders to facilitate transition toward  market, including targeting public and private follow-on funding sources 
  • Conducting site visits to meet project teams and evaluate commercialization activity in conjunction with  ARPA-E’s technical Program Directors 
  • Facilitating and organizing commercialization workshops and mentorship programs 
  • Representing ARPA-E in front of a range of stakeholders (investors, corporations, government agency  partners, etc.) 
  • Supporting ARPA-E leadership in the planning, preparation, and implementation of policies and strategies  for technology commercialization 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Strong technical backgrounds are preferred, including engineering, technology development or scientific  research 
  • Superior analytical skills with experience in areas such as market research, financial analysis, product  development and/or supply chain/manufacturing 
  • Experience with technoeconomic analyses and formulation of business plans 
  • Experience with developing and validating value propositions and conducting market research and field  trials 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate technical and/or  financial ideas and concepts to wide range of audiences 
  • Demonstrated interest/expertise in energy and energy technologies
  • 5 to 30 years of work experience, including a combination of technology/research and business  experience; startup/entrepreneurial experience is a plus 
  • PhD or MBA degree is desired, graduate degree is required 
  • US Citizenship is required 

Technology-to-Market Advisors will report to the ARPA-E Deputy Director for Commercial Development, and  will serve full time for a minimum of 3 years at ARPA-E’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Questions can be directed via email to with the words “Technology-to-Market  Advisor” in the subject heading. 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex  (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status,  military service, or other non-merit factor.

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