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US, Canada; Global

SunShot Initiative SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that aims to catalyze the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace

Biz. Plan Comp / Contest; Government

OVERVIEW

Description

SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that aims to catalyze the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Through a series of prize challenges, SunShot Catalyst makes it faster and easier for American innovators to launch cutting-edge solar companies, while tackling time-sensitive market challenges.

Since its inception, SunShot has helped hundreds of innovators bring mature solar solutions to the marketplace. Catalyst’s prize challenge framework introduces the business community to the vast array of tools, capabilities, data assets and additional resources developed by Energy Department and the national laboratories. Catalyst’s open, fast-paced innovation cycle allows crowd-sourced engagement and frequent partnerships with the nation’s growing networks of technology mentors, incubators, and accelerators.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$1,000 - $100,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Energy; Natural Resources / Conservation

Stages

  • 2) Idea
  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Global

funding types

  • Grants / Donations