Innovate Clean Energy

MassCEC helps innovative clean energy companies bring their promising technologies to the marketplace, offering strategic support along the innovation life cycle.

MassCEC makes direct equity and venture debt investments in Massachusetts clean energy companies.

MassCEC programs provide funding for clean energy companies developing new technologies.

Use the below color-coded scale to find the right program for you. Programs are grouped by technology stage, as well as Technology Readiness Level as defined in the NYSERDA TRL Calculator.

Emerging clean energy companies may also be interested in MassCEC's employer resources.

New Invention Technology Improvement
Research and Prototyping [TRL 1 - 4]
  • Academic CollaborationSupports clean energy efforts in Massachusetts' academic institutions, including matching funds for federal and non-federal funding applications. 
  • CatalystProvides grants to researchers and early-stage companies looking to demonstrate initial prototypes of their clean energy and water technologies. 
  • Leveraging Funding Opportunities: A matching program to support Massachusetts companies on their federal and non-federal funding applications. 
  • AmplifyMass: Offers cost-share funding to Massachusetts-based awardees of ARPA-E, an agency of the United States Department of Energy. 
Demonstration and Acceleration [TRL 5 - 7]
  • AccelerateMass: Provides convertible grants to cleantech graduates of local accelerators to advance new technologies towards commercialization. 
  • InnovateMass: Provides awards to applicant teams whose technologies are approaching readiness for manufacturing and sale.
  • IncubateMass:  Provides funding to incubators to help them in catalyzing and supporting clean energy and water innovation startup companies in Massachusetts.
  • Investments ProgramDirect equity and venture debt investments in promising Massachusetts cleantech companies.
Commercialization and Growth [TRL 7 - 9]
  • DeployMass: Supports Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation companies looking for their first or early customers and facilitates the adoption of these technologies. 
  • Investments ProgramDirect equity and venture debt investments in promising Massachusetts cleantech companies.