Clean Energy Trust Challenge

  • Program Description: The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator program and one of the largest focused solely on cleantech in the country. The challenge promotes clean energy innovation and has led to the development and growth of more than 80 businesses throughout the Midwest. CET has awarded more than $3 million to 29 companies who have proceeded to raise more than $71 million in follow-on private and public funding, and have created more than 300 jobs since 2010.
  • Technology Sectors Supported: Agriculture, Chemicals & Advanced Materials, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Green Buildings, Information & Communication Tech, Other, Power Generation, Smart Grid, Transportation & Mobility, Waste, Water
  • Portfolio Companies: View portfolio companies
  • Geography Served: Midwest
  • Stage of Company Served: Early Stage - Idea/Proof of Concept, Funding/Sales, Manufacturing, Prototyping, Testing/Certification
  • Program Tenure: 10 years
  • Requirements: JANUARY 6 Application Deadline MARCH 1 Finalists & Mentors Announced MARCH 2 - APRIL 10 Mentorship & Curriculum APRIL 12 Clean Energy Trust Challenge
  • Cost/Fees for Services/Equity Stake: No Cost
Clean Energy Trust


20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 734
Chicago , IL 60606

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