Cleantech Hardware Innovation Prototyping Program (US)

Deadline: 21-Jan-22

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.

Funding Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can apply for funding to develop their technologies at the Testbeds facility in Seattle, WA.
  • 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.

For more information, visit https://www.wcet.washington.edu/about-wcet/cleantech-hardware-innovation-prototyping/