We support diverse entrepreneurs to drive innovation and build equity into the California’s growing clean technology economy.
Our CalSEED and CalTestBed initiatives are a part of a robust energy innovation pipeline created by the California Energy Commission through the EPIC program. These programs provide essential funds, support, network, and guidance to take early-stage entrepreneurs concepts to market.
The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a $24m grant program that supports early stage California clean energy startups with grants of up to $600k to bring their concepts and prototypes to market. CalSEED will be accepting applications for their 6th cohort soon.
The California Testbed Initiative (CalTestBed) is a program that provides $8.8 million in testing vouchers for California clean energy entrepreneurs for third-party testing of their technologies at one of more than 60 testbeds across nine University of California campuses and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. CalTestBed will be accepting applications for their 3rd cohort soon.