MEIA is excited to announce the upcoming Climate Tech Pre-Accelerator that will be run virtually by MEIA from May 31 through July 26, 2022.
The Climate Tech Pre-Accelerator is an opportunity for faculty, students and researchers at any Maryland-based research institution or federal laboratory or early-stage Maryland businesses to explore the potential markets for their inventions. The Pre-Accelerator targets technologies that have been demonstrated in laboratory environments (TRL 1,2,3), but where the market application is unclear. The Pre-Accelerator helps answer the question, "Can this technology be turned into a business?"
We'll match you with industry-specific mentors to perform customer discovery and develop your business model canvas. The Customer Discovery curriculum will be taught by Dan Kunitz, Executive Director of the DC NSF I-Corps Node.
The Climate Tech Pre-Accelerator is primarily focused on hardware and software technology products that will have positive environmental benefits such as reducing green house gases or reducing pollution. The program is sector-agnostic.
This part-time program runs approximately May 31 through July 26 with weekly meetings. Each participant should dedicate about 5 hours of work per week to the program.
The program is free to participants.
Application portal will open soon. Check back. Applications are due April 30, 2022.
Commercialization Manager, Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator
DC NSF I-Corps Node,
UMD Venture Strategy and Development Director
Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator
5000 College Ave., Suite 31010, College Park MD 20740