Announcing the Cleantech Hardware Innovation Prototyping program at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds!
UPDATE: The application period for the first cohort of 2023 is now open! Please see below for instructions on how to apply. Applications are due January 27th, 2023.
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 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 first 2023 cohort is open until January 27th, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel at the end of the application period. Awardees are expected to begin work in March 2023.
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