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Welcome to the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) Application Management System

The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early-stage clean energy concepts to market. Powered by the California Clean Energy Fund's mission to create a clean energy economy for everyone, CalSEED supports diverse entrepreneurs who deliver equitable outcomes from their clean tech innovations. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission.

The 2019 Concept Awards eligibility application is open March 1st-March 11th at 11:59 pm PST. For those who pass the eligibility screening and are invited to submit full applications, full applications are due March 31st at 11:59 pm PST.Late applications will not be accepted.


Before you start your application:

Please carefully read the ENTIRE application manual. Additionally, please watch this informational video with more details about the 2019 Concept Award Applications and this short video detailing the importance of equity and impact from our partners at Greenlining Institute. A record of ongoing Q&A for the 2019 Concept Awards is available as well. For questions on the application process, please e-mail info@calseed.fund. Please note that CalSEED cannot provide advice on legal issues, your innovation, or your application content or strategy.




The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is made possible by the California Energy Commission and funded through the Electric Program Investment Charge.