DOE Energy Innovation Prize Provides Cash Awards to Organizations Prioritizing Climate Solutions for Underrepresented Communities. The new Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize that will award up to $2.5 million in cash prizes to groups and organizations that support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underserved in climate and energy technology funding.
DOE’s Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize aims to create an inclusive and just innovation ecosystem in climate and energy technologies. Funds will support underrepresented groups and organizations with ongoing or proposed incubation, acceleration, and other community-based innovation services. The prize will also help lower barriers to entry to DOE funding opportunities and other forms of assistance for first-time applicants, people and organizations from underrepresented communities, underserved and frontline communities, and individuals from other nontraditional backgrounds.
Organizations with activities that support, build trust and strengthen relationships and partnerships with underrepresented, underserved communities.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
Funding Available: Up to 10 organizations will share a total prize pool of up to $2.5 million.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 25, 2022.