American-Made Program Manager for Innovation, Prizes, and Networks
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado, United States
Debbie Brodt-Giles is the Group Manager for Prizes, Networks, and Vouchers within JISEA and NREL. Brodt-Giles manages the American-Made program, a comprehensive prize program dedicated to advancing diverse and inclusive clean energy technology innovation, supported by a robust technical and business network of incubators, accelerators, national labs, and facilities. Brodt-Giles also developed and manages a voucher program, called VELOCITI, that enables innovators to utilize vouchers at national lab facilities, thereby opening the front door of our national labs to innovators across the country.
Her long career at NREL includes many years leading teams that develop leading-edge data-driven software platforms, data accessibility standards, cloud computing practices, data management systems, data visualizations, and modeling solutions. She is excited to continue to grow programming and partnerships that will further advance the clean energy economy, accelerate innovation, speed commercialization, and open opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation.