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Catalyst Innovation Prize

The Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize is an open innovation program in the Energy Department’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and aims to catalyze the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar and energy efficiency marketplaces. Through a series of contests, Catalyst makes it faster and easier for American innovators to launch cutting-edge companies, while tackling time-sensitive market challenges. The program transfers business plans to energy startups with products in 90 days.

Round 3 is Coming Soon!

Catalyst Innovation: Round 2

94 Submitted Ideas

19 Companies Entering Cohort

5 Winning Companies in Solar

2 Winning Companies in Building Technologies

Up to $100,000 funding to each winner


Catalyst Innovation: Round 1