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 is now OPEN! Applications are due by May 3rd, with an expected start date of June 1st (or earlier). Please see below for instructions on how to apply.

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-$25k worth of access to the Testbeds equipment, plus a materials budget up to $5k, 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 is currently OPEN until May 3rd, 2024.

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