Cleantech Hardware Innovation Prototyping

Announcing the Cleantech Hardware Innovation Prototyping program at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds!

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UPDATE: The application period for the second 2022 cohort is now open! Applications can be submitted by filling out the application form at the bottom of this page.

The Washington Clean Energy Testbeds have recently partnered with the CleanTech Alliance and VertueLab to establish the Northwest Cleantech Innovation Network through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC). As part of this program, the Testbeds has launched the Cleantech Hardware Innovation Prototyping (CHIP) program to increase access to advanced capabilities for scaled prototyping, testing, and demonstration. Applicants can apply for funding to develop their technologies at the Testbeds facility in Seattle, WA. An application period will occur twice annually, with the intent of providing 3-6 applicants each year with $10k-$30k worth of access to the Testbeds equipment over a 6-month period.

Entrepreneurs and startup companies in need of access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to develop, advance, prototype, and/or manufacture their innovative clean energy technologies are eligible to apply. Applicant companies should be pre-B-round, or similar metric, in maturity.

The application period for the second 2022 cohort is open until August 12th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel at the end of the application period. Awardees are expected to begin work on October 1st, 2022.

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