National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States of America
He also oversees all licensing, sponsored research agreements, enterprise development, and innovation management functions at NREL. Farris led the integration of NREL commercialization programs with the Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED), which seeks to catalyze the expansion of the renewable energy economic cluster in Colorado and beyond. He also conceptualized and managed the development of the Energy Innovation Portal, which serves as an internet-based clearinghouse for intellectual property developed at the nation's national laboratories.