Program Description: The Smart Grid Cluster supports economic growth for companies building the future of energy and the grid. We offer a combination of business, technical and financing support services that leverage the Illinois region’s robust corporate and research assets, and drive the continual economic growth of the energy innovation ecosystem.
Technology Sectors Supported: Chemicals & Advanced Materials, Distributed Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, Other, Power Generation, Transportation & Mobility
Geography Served: Midwest region
Stage of Company Served: Early Stage - Idea/Proof of Concept, Funding/Sales, Prototyping, Testing/Certification
Program Tenure: 8 years
Requirements: Onboarding managed by Energy Foundary
Cost/Fees for Services/Equity Stake: free for startups to participate, highly selective