MassCEC acts as a connector between established and startup clean energy companies, investors, strategic corporate partners and large energy users in Massachusetts.

MassCEC supports local incubators, business accelerator competitions and other resources, job training, networking events and provides seed investments for technology companies.

InnovateMass Awardee Lands Deal With Coca-Cola

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are at working at their peak – which can also mean a spike in their energy expenses. Fortunately, there are innovative Massachusetts clean energy companies that specialize in reducing business’ fuel and power costs.

One such company is Boston-based XL Hybrids. This video by Bloomberg TV shows how XL Hybrids retrofits commercial vans and trucks, often used for deliveries, with hybrid technology. By capturing the energy wasted in braking, their technology allows vehicles to decrease fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent on urban or suburban routes. The start-up has recently landed a deal with Coca-Cola, which according to a recent Boston Globe article will retrofit 100 of their service vans with the technology.

Innovation at Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) seeks to incentivize the adoption of innovative technologies at publicly-owned Wastewater Treatment Districts and/or Authorities under the Wastewater Treatment Technology Demonstration Program (“the WWT Pilot Program”). This program makes awards of up to $150,000 and projects must show clear energy efficiency potential.

This program is currently OPEN.The deadline for the Wastewater Treatment Pilot Program has been extended until April 30, 2018 at 4 pm.


MAtCH is a start-up exchange program jointly administered by MassCEC and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). Its goal is to provide early-stage companies an opportunity to explore business development in a foreign market.


DeployMass (formerly known as the Massachusetts as a First Customer Program) facilitates the adoption of clean energy or water innovation technologies at public agencies, public academic institutions and municipalities to support the growth and development of Massachusetts-based companies while saving taxpayer dollars.

This program is currently OPEN

Investments Program

MassCEC makes direct equity and venture debt investments in Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. Equity investments average approximately $500,000 in a Seed, Series A, or Series B financing round, with venture debt investments of $100,000 to $1 million to help Massachusetts-based cleantech companies grow, reach key milestones, and create jobs. Applications for these investments are accepted on a rolling basis.

This Program Is Currently OPEN




The InnovateMass program provides up to $250,000 in grant funding and technical support to applicant teams deploying new clean energy technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies with a strong potential for commercialization. Successful applicants will propose projects that address important energy challenges, help to grow the state’s clean energy economy, and contribute to Massachusetts’ continued clean energy leadership. 


AccelerateMass is a two-stage investment program that provides up to $150,000 in convertible notes to clean energy graduates of approved accelerator programs. The program exists to support companies as they advance and commercialize clean energy technologies and business models. AccelerateMass was launched in 2015. Four investments were made in both 2015 and 2016.

AccelerateMass program is closed for 2017. Please check back in fall 2018 for the next round of solicitation.

This program is currently CLOSED