Grants

MTTC is currently providing information for three grant programs:

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MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards

Maximum Award $65,000 for clean tech and water technologies

The Program’s primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy technologies developed in the Commonwealth. Awarded funds are used to demonstrate the feasibility of technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest. Up to five awards will be granted.

Additionally, under the Catalyst Water Challenge, MassCEC will provide funding and technical support for projects at the water-energy nexus that deploy water innovation technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies. These applications must show an energy savings. Up to two additional awards in the amount of $65,000 each will be given for promising clean water projects.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is September 24, 2018. Applications must be in the format of the provided template (see below).

Student groups are welcome to apply with some restrictions.

If there are any questions, contact companycatalyst@masscec.com.

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Catalyst_Proposal_Template_Fall_2018

Catalyst FAQ

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A webinar, which includes information for applying to the MassCEC Catalyst and MassCEC’s AmplifyMass Program, can be found below:

 

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MTTC UMass Acorn Innovation Fund 2019

The UMass Acorn Innovation Fund is intended to support the demonstration of the viability of a technology developed at UMass. Awards could be used to further develop a prototype or to gather additional data in order to show proof of concept or to obtain data that shows how the technology compares to existing technologies and what the competitive advantages are. The Acorn Awards are designed to fund small, rapidly accomplished projects. The aim of these small projects is not to perfect the technology but to demonstrate the technology so that its features can be shown and additional proof of concept or commercialization funding can be obtained. To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a UMass Principal Investigator with technology disclosed to your campus. Funding for these awards comes from the Commonwealth’s Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund. Seven awards of $15K each will be granted.

UMass Acorn Fund Application Guidelines $15K

UMass Acorn Award 4 page Template 2019

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MTTC MA Acorn Innovation Fund 2019

The MA Acorn Innovation Fund is intended to support the demonstration of the viability of a technology developed at a Massachusetts university. Awards could be used to further develop a prototype or to gather additional data in order to show proof of concept or to obtain data that shows how the technology compares to existing technologies and what the competitive advantages are. The Acorn Awards are designed to fund small, rapidly accomplished projects. The aim of these small projects is not to perfect the technology but to demonstrate the technology so that its features can be shown and additional proof of concept or commercialization funding can be obtained. To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a Principal Investigator with technology disclosed to your host institution. Your host institution must be a university in Massachusetts (but not UMass). Funding for these awards comes from the Commonwealth’s Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund. Seven awards of $15K each will be granted.

MA Acorn Fund Application Guidelines $15K

MA Acorn Award 4 page Template 2019

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