AmplifyMass - Program History

Program Background

AmplifyMass provides awards to Massachusetts-based ARPA-E awardees to satisfy a portion of the cost share requirement of ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy with a mission to support energy technology innovations that will enhance the economic and energy security of the United States. Winners of ARPA-E awards are required to provide a portion of the total project budge in cost share via in-kind resources, cash contributions or a combination of both.

AmplifyMass was created to support promising Massachusetts-based clean technology companies and university research projects by:

  • Serving as a resource for providing a portion of the ARPA-E cost share requirement;
  • Providing predictability and consistency to Massachusetts-based ARPA-E applicants on matching funding availability;
  • Increasing the competitiveness of Massachusetts-based teams applying for ARPA-E grants; and
  • Developing relationships with leading revolutionary clean energy technology providers in Massachusetts.