Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) : InnovateMass

Posted: June 22, 2016 - 14:07 / FOA-RFI-RFP

The 5th funding round of MassCEC’s InnovateMass program, which includes a carve out for energy storage technology development/demonstration projects.  Similar to previous rounds, MassCEC expects this solicitation to attract clean energy technology developers, including energy storage, that will join with demonstration site partners to deploy emerging technologies.  

The InnovateMass Program provides grants of up to $150,000 along with project management and technical assistance from a third-party consultant to support awarded projects. MassCEC expects to award up to 5 energy storage related proposals.

InnovateMass was specifically designed to provide targeted, strategic support to companies facing the so called “commercialization valley of death,” a widely-recognized funding gap that exists between early-stage support offered by angel investors and later-stage support historically provided by venture capital and strategic investors.

Funding is made available once a year, typically in the fall. While most InnovateMass funding rounds accept applications covering a wide array of clean energy technologies, the program may issue specific energy challenges to foster innovation within particular sectors that are priority areas for the MassCEC, or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

Additionally, the program provides third-party project management and technical support to ensure that projects are successful. The program technical consultant will meet regularly with awardees to review workplans, discuss and resolve technical and other project-related barriers and review performance monitoring and evaluation plans.

**Applications are due Thursday, August 11th.** 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a staff member, please email innovate@masscec.com.

More information is available at http://www.masscec.com/innovate-clean-energy/innovatemass