EERE Catalyst Schedule

  1. Cycle 2
  2. Cycle 1

Cycle 2: SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES

STEP 1: Ideation

  • Problem Statement Submission Period Begins: Thursday May 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Problem Statement Submission Period Ends: Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • DOE and Public Voting Period Begins: Sunday May 31 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Public Voting Period Ends: Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET

STEP 2: Business Innovation

  • Video Pitch Submission Period Begins: Monday June 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Video Pitch Submission Period Ends: Friday August 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Evaluation & Judging Period: Monday August 17 – 31, 2015
  • Winners Announced: Friday September 04, 2015 at 11:59 AM ET

STEP 3: Prototyping

  • Teams Orientation: Friday September 11 - 18, 2015
  • 60-Day Prototyping Period Begins: Monday September 28, 2015
  • 60-Day Prototyping Period Ends: Monday, November 30, 2015

STEP 4: Incubation

  • Demo Day Submission Package Deadline: Friday December 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Demo Date: December 14 - 18, 2015
  • Seed Round & 1st Tranche Cash Awards Announcement by December 18, 2015
  • 6-month Assessment Period Ends: Friday June 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET
  • 6-month Assessment Submission Deadline: Friday June 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Progress Round Awards & 2nd Tranche Cash Prizes Announcement Date: July 11 – July 15, 2016

Cycle 1: SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES

STEP 1: Ideation

  • Problem Statement Submission Period Begins: Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM ET
  • Problem Statement Submission Period Ends: Friday June 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET
  • DOE and Public Voting Period Begins: Wednesday June 25 at 11:59 AM ET
  • Public Voting Period Ends: Monday August 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET

STEP 2: Business Innovation

  • Video Pitch Submission Period Begins: Monday September 08, 2014 at 11:59 AM ET
  • Video Pitch Submission Period Ends: Friday November 07, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Winners Announced: Friday December 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM ET

STEP 3: Prototyping

  • Teams Orientation: January 19 - 23, 2015
  • 60-Day Prototyping Period Begins: Friday February 13, 2015 at 11:59 AM ET
  • 60-Day Prototyping Period Ends: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET

STEP 4: Incubation

  • Demo Day Submission Package Deadline: Friday May 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Demo Date: May 14, 2015
  • Seed Round & 1st Tranche Cash Awards Announcement Date: Thursday May 14, 2015
  • 6-month Assessment Period Ends: Monday November 09, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • 6-month Assessment Submission Deadline: Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Progress Round Awards & 2nd Tranche Cash Prizes Announcement Date: December 14 - 20, 2015