Richard Adams

As Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at NREL, Richard is responsible for the management of the teams accountable for the Engineered Innovation Initiative, the Industry Growth Forum, the Venture Capital Advisory Board, Investor Networking Initiatives, Regional and National Incubator Programs, and the NREL Commercialization Assistance Program. He will also coordinate IEC’s work with the Mentor-Protégé program, the Small Business Subcontracting program, and the development of the Center for Renewable Energy and Economic Development (CREED).

Richard lives in Golden, Colorado. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New England (AU) in Agricultural Economics, and Business and Economics.