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Emily Evans is a senior prize lead for the American-Made program. Emily's role entails leading prize design and implementation across a diverse spectrum of technologies including solar, geothermal, buildings, advanced manufacturing, and community-led energy innovation. Evans actively collaborates with a network comprising national laboratories, universities, accelerators, and industry experts nationwide, fostering support for clean tech entrepreneurs and innovators. Prior to joining the American-Made team as a prize administrator in 2019, Evans held diverse positions at NREL, including roles supporting international energy projects. Her varied experiences have equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of energy landscapes, complementing her current endeavors in advancing innovative solutions.

Research Interests

Advanced open innovation strategies

Innovative prize design and strategic implementation

Network architecture and ecosystem development

Entrepreneurship and innovation 

Professional Experience

Prize Manager/Project Leader III, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (May 2020 - April 2022)

Prize Manager/Project Leader II, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (May 2019 – May 2020)

Project Manager/Controller III, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (June 2017 – May 2019)

Project Controller II, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (March 2013 – June 2017)

Business Support I/II, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (July 2010 - March 2013)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Project Management, Colorado State University

Bachelor, Communication, University of Colorado Denver


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