CleanTech Impact Challenge

A startup competition to celebrate small businesses solving for a clean energy future. 

Brought to you by the NJ Tech Council CleanTech Alliance and founding sponsor, PSEG.

PRIZES INCLUDE

NJTC CleanTech Alliance
  • 1x $50,000 Grand Prize

  • Executive Mentorship

  • Fast-Tracked Corporate Access

  • Press

Governor

Yang

Izzo

"The NJ Tech Council's CleanTech Alliance represents exactly the kind of partnership I believe will accelerate New Jersey's innovation economy. The CleanTech Impact Challenge will not only foster startups that address energy usage and energy equity, but will also help us in creating the workforce of tomorrow.”

NJ Governor, Phil Murphy

Are you powering the future?

About

Together with PSEG, the New Jersey Tech Council CleanTech Alliance presents the CleanTech Impact Challenge to encourage energy efficiency and energy equity for New Jersey, propelled by technology & innovation.

Startups working on innovative solutions to promote and create energy efficiency and energy equity are encouraged to apply. 

Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses need help more than ever.  If your company, is addressing a clean energy future, apply now and let’s propel your solution.  

If your company wants to join the NJTC CleanTech Alliance to propel innovation in NJ, be in touch.

Why CleanTech Matters Now, More Than Ever

Why CleanTech Matters Now, More Than Ever | Webinar

April 23, 2020

Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, PSEG

Andrew Yang, former Democratic Presidential candidate

Aaron Price, CEO, NJ Tech Council.

Details & Requirements
  • Solution must address at least one Challenge Statement (above)
  • While not required, scores are weighted to give preference to companies based in NJ that create jobs in NJ.  Companies everywhere are encouraged to apply
  • Company must be under $2M in annual revenue
  • Applications close August 31, 2020

Challenge Statements

Reduce Electricity & Gas Usage

Create a product or service that allows residential, low-income or small business users to monitor and reduce their electricity or gas usage.

Drive Energy Efficiency

Create a product or service that increases the uptake of utility-provided energy efficiency products and services to hard-to-reach low-income residential, as well as small business customers.

Address Workforce Development

Create an innovative approach to recruiting and training the new workforce that will be needed to execute the clean energy future.

Details & Requirements
  • Solution must address at least one Challenge Statement (above)
  • While not required, scores are weighted to give preference to companies based in NJ that create jobs in NJ.  Companies everywhere are encouraged to apply
  • Company must be under $2M in annual revenue
  • Applications close August 31, 2020

The Process

Submit your Application

Semi-Finalists Match With Executive Mentors

Semi-Finalists Fast-Tracked For Corporate Review

Finalists Selected

Finalists Press Interviews Conducted

Finalists Pitch Selection Committee

$50,000 prize is awarded at Propelify

Founding Sponsor

pseggg

Selection Committee

Media Partner

PSEG Launches Inaugural Climate Report

Report Evaluates PSEG’s Strategy Against a Scenario to Limit Global Average Temperature Increases

“As New Jersey’s largest energy utility, PSEG plays an important part in mitigating the potential impacts of a warming climate,” PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo said. “We are committed to continuing our leadership role in working to decarbonize our economy and transitioning toward a cleaner, more resilient energy system.”

What is the CleanTech Alliance?

The NJTC CleanTech Alliance is a corporate alliance committed to fast-track innovation, ignite collaboration, and propel the future of clean energy.

Alliance members benefit from:

  • Exposure and recognition as a tech leader
  • Access to early stage startups & innovation
  • Integration into the full suite of experiences that the NJTC products for members & the larger NJ business community

 

The CleanTech Alliances focuses on supporting the innovation community through:

  • Mentorship
  • Corporate pilots & partnerships
  • Educational forums
  • Networking events
  • Impact challenges & innovation programs
 
Are you interested in joining the NJTC CleanTech Alliance? Email us to learn more.
 


Questions? Want to join the NJTC CleanTech Alliance? 

Get in touch.