Innovation programs are administered by the NECEC Institute, a supporting entity of the New England Clean Energy Council. Click here to learn more.
Cleantech Navigate Northeast is NECEC’s new innovation and entrepreneurship initiative. Aligned with Cleantech Open Northeast’s annual accelerator and innovation network, this new initiative addresses the lack of a strong, region-wide network to help cleantech entrepreneurs from New York to Maine to more fully leverage the Northeast’s innovation ecosystem and distributed, robust innovation resources. Cleantech Navigate Northeast will include a series of programs and events over the course of 2014 to engage with entrepreneurs, understand their businesses needs and connect them to the resources they need through the region-wide network of innovation program partners.
Cleantech Navigate Northeast is funded by:
New England's Cleantech Innovation Landscape is the first region-wide study of the cleantech innovation cluster that identifies both early-stage cleantech companies as well as pieces of the region’s innovation infrastructure, which include government entities, university programs, non-profit institutions, and corporations that support cleantech technology research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn more by downloading the full report and through this Innovation Infrastructure Infographic.
Cleantech Innovations New England
In early 2014 the NECEC Institute wrapped up Cleantech Innovations New England (CINE), the virtual proof of concept center program funded by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency (EDA). Over the past two years the CINE program directly managed eight solicitations, evaluated more than 165 different businesses and awarded a total of $381,000 of direct financial support to 15 companies in 11 different cleantech sectors. These awards resulted in the creation of more than 25 jobs throughout the region and at least $15.5 million of follow on funding to date. A total of 35 percent of these awards went to companies located in distressed areas, six companies were formed as a result of the support, and more that 60 regional advisors were leveraged to support promising cleantech companies.