The core values of the IREE Grants program include:
Transformative research and technology development, with the prospect of achieving breakthroughs in renewable energy to address compelling societal or market needs.
Viable renewable energy alternatives must be environmentally benign and, ideally, are ecologically restorative.
Renewable energy breakthroughs are most likely to occur in a multi-disciplinary context when University scholars engage with strategic partners.
Position Minnesota as a leader in the renewable energy economy.
Investments addressed: (1) both short- and long-term opportunities; (2) a broad and strategic portfolio of renewable energy technologies; (3) the expectations of IREE’s funding sources; and (4) all aspects of the University’s land-grant mission.