The InnovateMass program provides up to $250,000 in grant funding and technical support to applicant teams deploying new clean energy technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies with a strong potential for commercialization. Successful applicants will propose projects that address important energy challenges, help to grow the state’s clean energy economy, and contribute to Massachusetts’ continued clean energy leadership.
Program Staff will be at Venture Cafe to answer any questions and provide guidance for this round of InnovateMass, which is accepting applications until June 10th.
You will be able to meet with:
- Erik-Logan Hughes (“Logan”): Program Manager under Ariel Horowitz in the Innovation and Industry Support Division. Erik-Logan manages the InnovateMass and DeployMass programs, which are designed to support emerging cleantech companies that are in the pre-revenue or early commercialization stages. He also manages the fourteen microgrid feasibility studies under the Community Microgrids program and is exploring new ways for MassCEC to promote resiliency in the Commonwealth.
- Kori Groenveld:Program Administrator for the Technology Development team, helping to administer and further the goals of the Catalyst, Amplify, Innovate, Deploy, and Microgrids Programs. Prior to advancing clean technology research and early-stage companies at MassCEC, Kori worked as an Economics and Policy Researcher for Renewable Northwest, a Grant Writer for the Portland Children’s Museum, and in various research roles for the National Science Foundation and the National Park Service. Kori holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College.
- Sarah Lam: MassCEC Fellow from Northeastern University pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies. She works on all five programs under the Technology Development team including the InnovateMass program.