Working with HydroGEN

Working with HydroGEN

Partners in academia, industry, and other national labs can leverage HydroGEN’s capabilities and expertise in a variety of ways.

Access to HydroGEN capabilities is currently available through standard lab agreements, including cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) and strategic partnership projects (SPPs), as well as partnered support through Fuel Cell Technologies Office funding opportunity announcements.

Agreement Types

HydroGEN’s Technology Transfer and Agreements (TT/A) team has developed a catalog of pre-approved, mutual agreements among the core national labs. These standardized agreements facilitate rapid intellectual property, non-disclosure, and contract agreements with partners and streamline access to the consortium’s capabilities.

Disclose information: Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A standard NDA has been signed by all of the member laboratories to allow partners to disclose confidential information to all core HydroGEN labs. A new NDA will be executed for each new EMN partner using the pre-negotiated template. Multiple new EMN partners have the option to sign a single NDA if they would like to work together. 

Download NDA template

Protect intellectual property: Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP)

The standard IPMP establishes uniform, streamlined procedures for managing intellectual property among the HydroGEN members and partners to maximize the value of technology developments and minimize barriers to licensing and commercialization.

Download IPMP Plan template

Transfer materials among labs: Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Partners will likely need to exchange materials, such as catalyst and chemical samples, with the national labs in connection with their HydroGEN research. The standard MTA defines the rights of the material provider and recipient and allows materials to be transferred freely among the labs.

Download MTA template

Collaborate: Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

Under CRADAs, the partner entity collaborates with the lab(s) in executing a scope of work. Participants can collaborate with a single lab or multiple labs. The provisions of the CRADA [NDA] have been designed to meet the needs of the HydroGEN consortium and are non-negotiable. 
Download single-lab CRADA template 
Download multi-lab CRADA template

TT/A Team

Eric Payne
Eric Payne
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
IPMP, MTA
Megan Ballweber
Megan Ballweber
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
CRADA, NDA
Rachel Wallace
Rachel Wallace
Sandia National Laboratories
IPMP, MTA, NDA
Jason Martinez
Sandia National Laboratories
CRADA
Catherine Koh
Catherine Koh
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MTA, NDA
Betsy Quayle
Betsy Quayle
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CRADA
Shanshan Li
Shanshan Li
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
IPMP
Benjamin Louderback
Benjamin Louderback
Idaho National Laboratory
CRADA, MTA
Ryan Bills
Ryan Bills
Idaho National Laboratory
IPMP
Annemarie Meike
Annemarie Meike
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
CRADA, IPMP, MTA, NDA
Scott McWhorter
Scott McWhorter
Savannah River National Laboratory
CRADA, IPMP, MTA, NDA
Rebekah Durand
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NDA
Jean Schulte
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
MTA

Contact us to find out more about collaboration opportunities and access the capability nodes within the HydroGEN network.